Samuel Walsh

Samuel Walsh was born in Wimbledon, London in 1951. He studied
at the Limerick School of Art and subsequently took an MA in Fine
Art (Painting) at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. He also holds a NUI Diploma in Philosophy from the Mary Immaculate College of Education. He was elected a member of Aosdána in 1997 and served as a Toscaire from 2007-2009 and 2015/2016. He is the founder of the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing that hangs in the Limerick City Gallery of Art.
He has had solo shows with the Oliver Dowling Gallery, (1983/1985/1988/1991/1992), the Rubicon Gallery (1996/1999/2002), the RHA’s Ashford Gallery (2007), Hillsboro Fine Art (2007/2012),
and the Oliver Sears Gallery (2014) all in Dublin. He has also had solo
exhibitions in Cork, Limerick, Ennis, Dublin, Carlow, and Ennistymon. He held one-person shows at Foundation Binz39, Scoul-Nairs, Switzerland in 1990 and Galerie B, Pont-Aven, France in 2002. Major one-person shows of his work were exhibited at the Limerick City Gallery of Art in 1989 (touring) and 2003.
He has also exhibited in open and invited group exhibitions held throughout the island of Ireland, and has been a constant exhibitor with the Royal Hibernian Academy since 1982. He has received numerous awards and bursary over his career and his work can be found in many public and private collections nationwide.

Exhibitions

2021 ‘Segments’, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin. 2018 ‘Five Paintings’, Limerick City Museum. 2014 ‘Glance’, The Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin 2014 ‘New Paintings and Some Drawings’, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co Clare. 2013 ‘The Seasons’, The Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 2011-2012 ‘The Coercion of Substance’, VISUAL, Carlow and tour to the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth and the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. 2007 ‘Frieze’, RHA’s Ashford Gallery, Dublin. 2007/2012 Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin. 2007 ‘The Divine Comedy’, Limerick City Gallery of Art (also: 2010: Triskel @ ESB: Caroline St., Cork & 2008: ‘Inferno’, Centre International d’Art Contemporain, Pont-Aven, FRANCE). 2003 ‘Ambit’, Limerick City Gallery of Art and tour to Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin. 2003/2010/2018 Hunt Museum, Limerick. 2003/2015 Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare. 2002 ‘Ambit Paintings’, Éigse Arts Festival, Carlow 2002 ‘Small Works on Paper 1985-2001’, Galerie B, Pont-Aven, FRANCE. 2000-2001 ‘Drawings 1982-2000’, O’Rahilly Building, University College Cork. 2000 ‘Fourteen Points of Entry’, (Drawings), St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick. 1999 ‘The Solicitari Suite,’ Chris Doswell Gallery, Limerick. 1997/2004 Vangard Gallery, Cork. 1996/1999/2002 Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. 1990 ‘Fourteen Points of Entry’, (Paintings), Kulturzentrum BINZ39, Scoul-Nairs, SWITZERLAND. 1989 ‘The Arena Paintings 1987-1989’, Limerick City Gallery of Art and tour to the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork and the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. 1986 ‘Creation’, Mid-West Arts Association touring exhibition to schools in Limerick and Clare. 1985/2005 University of Limerick. 1984 Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. 1983/1985/1988/1991/1992 Oliver Dowling Gallery, Dublin. 1982/1995 Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick. 1978/1980 Kevin Cummins Gallery, Limerick.

1985, ‘The Bursary Show’, Arts Council touring exhibition. 1987, ‘The Silent Image’, Boole Library, University College Cork. 1991, ‘Irish Art of the Eighties’, Modernism and Abstraction, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. 1992/2018, Boyle Arts Festival, Co Roscommon. 1992, ‘Inside Out’, Arts Council touring exhibition. 1994, ‘Reconnection’, (With Michael Warren), Limerick City Gallery of Art. 1996, ‘NCAD 250 Drawing 1746-1996’, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin. 1997, ‘Lingua Oculorum’, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick and tour to Co. Limerick & Cork. 2000, ‘the emporer’s wardrobe’, Original Print Gallery, Dublin and tour to the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny. 2001, ‘As I see myself’, Hunt Museum, Limerick. 2002, ‘Line|Exploration’, (selected by Maria Simmods-Gooding), Lavit Gallery, Cork. 2003/2017, CASe, Lavit Gallery, Cork. 2004, ‘In the Time of Shaking’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. 2004: ‘When we were away…’, (with Mike Fitzharris), Limerick Printmakers Gallery, Limerick. 2005, ‘Unseen’, South Tipperary County Museum, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. 2005, ‘Drawings & Works on Paper from the IMMA Collection’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. 2006, ‘Tribute to Beckett’, Vangard Gallery, Cork. 2007, ‘Mike Fitzharris Selects’, Lavit Gallery, Cork. 2007, ‘Catching a Likeness’, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. 2010, ‘Made in China’, Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare. 2011, ‘Fine Lines’, Limerick City Gallery of Art. 2011, ‘Collecting for Ireland’, Hunt Museum, Limerick. 2012, ‘Rich Terrain’, Roscommon Arts Centre. 2013, ‘I go to seek a Great Perhaps’, Limerick City Gallery of Art. 2014/2019, ‘Curator’s Choice’, Hunt Museum, Limerick. 2014, ‘Synergy’, Bourne Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick. 2014, ‘The Artist’s Eye’, (selected by Donald Teskey), Hunt Museum, Limerick. 2014, ‘Collecting & Curating’, Limerick City Gallery of Art. 2015, ‘Drawings’, Limerick City Gallery of Art. 2015, ‘Impressions of W.B.Yeats’, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo. 2015, ‘Celebrating 30 Years’, Limerick City Gallery of Art. 2015, ‘Visions of Now’, Limerick City Gallery of Art. 2016, ‘on paper’, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin. 2016, ‘From Edge to Edge: One Hundred Years of County Clare Art’, Glór, Ennis, Co Clare. 2017: Liam Flynn, ’12 Oak Vessels’ & ‘Samuel Walsh, ‘Unknown Territory’, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin. 2017: ‘Buzz & Hum’, (with Richard Gorman), Limerick City Gallery of Art. 2017: ‘Collector/New Order’, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin. 2018: ‘Buzz & Hum’, (with Richard Gorman), Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co Cork. 2018: ‘Art in Churches’, St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick. 2019: ‘Visible Reminders of Invisible Light’, Hunt Museum & tour of venues in Ireland and Limerick City Museum. 2019: ‘Press Play’, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin. 2019: ‘In Living Memory’, Emo Court, Co Laois. 2019: ‘Atlantic’, Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre, Co Donegal. 2020: ‘The Moyard Collection’, Station House Gallery, Clifden, Connemara, Co Galway. 2020: ‘Limerick Connections’, Limerick City Gallery of Art. Walsh first showed work at the 246th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, ENGLAND in 2014. He has shown his work internationally and in particular in international drawing exhibitions. He has also represented Ireland in exhibitions throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA: 1984/1986/1988, ‘Rajz/Drawing’, Pecs, HUNGARY. 1988, 4th International Triennial of Drawing, Wroclaw, POLAND. 1990, ‘Images of Ireland’, Brussels, BELGIUM. 1991, ‘Parable Island’, Liverpool, ENGLAND. 1992, ‘The Abstract Irish’, New York, USA. 1995, ‘forme et fonction’, swell galerie, Pont-Aven, FRANCE. 1997, 2nd Taunton Open Drawing Exhibition, ENGLAND. 1999, 6th Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, ENGLAND. 2001, 15th International Triennial of Drawing, Rijeka, CROATIA. 2003/2006, International Drawing Competition, Wroclaw, POLAND. 2003, ‘Irish Art’, Walton Gallery, London, ENGLAND. 2003, ’14 Artists 1 Place’, Helena, Montana, USA. 2004, IV International Biennial of Drawing, Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC. 2005, ‘Obsession’, Centre International d’art Contemporain, Pont-Aven, FRANCE. 2005, 3rd International Drawing Biennale, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA. 2005, ‘D’ici et d’ailleurs’, Centre International d’art Contemporain, Pont-Aven, FRANCE. 2006, ‘Convergence’, Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkudbright, SCOTLAND. 2007, ‘Céad in China’, 411 Galleries, Shanghai and tour to Hangzhou & Beijing, CHINA. 2007-2008, ‘Made in Ireland’, Embassy of Ireland, Beijing, and tour to various venues in CHINA. 2009, 2nd Bangkok Triennale International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok Art & Culture Center, THAILAND. 2009, ‘Drawing Éire’, 411 Galleries, Shanghai and tour to Hangzhou & Beijing, CHINA. 2010, ‘An Éire of the Senses’, Expo Pavilion, Shanghai and tour to various venues in CHINA. 2011, ‘Drawing Connections’, Siena Art Institute, ITALY. 2012, ‘6×6’, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA. 2015, NordArt, Kuntswerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf, GERMANY. 2015/2016, ‘In Residence’, Oliver Sears Gallery in London, Fitzroy Sq., ENGLAND. 2015, Laureates of the International Biennial of Drawing, Gallery of the City of Pilsen, Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC. 2019, ‘Youyi’, Hangzhou Library, Hangzhou, and tour to Shanghai and Beijing, CHINA. 2021, Art Beijing International Art Exposition, NAE Centre, Beijing, CHINA

988, First Prize, Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin. 1999, First Prize, Drawing, 10th Íontas Small Works Exhibition, Sligo. 2017, Winner, The Savills Art Prize, VUE Contemporary Art Fair, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin. His work has also been supported by a number of busaries and grants from the Arts Council of Ireland, Clare County Council Arts Office and from the Cultural Relations Committee of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs (now known as Culture Ireland). Internationally his work has been recognised and awarded in international exhibitions: 1997, Highly Commended, 2nd Taunton Open Drawing Exhibition, ENGLAND. 2000, Highly Commended, 1st World Festival of Art on Paper, Kranj, SLOVENIA. (also: 2001) 2001, Grand Prix (First Prize), 15th International Triennial of Drawing, Rijeka, CROATIA. 2004, Prize of the International Association of Art – Europe, IV International Biennial of Drawing, Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC. He has also undertaken a number of commissions for private companies and public bodies: P.J.Carroll & Co. Ltd., Dundalk, Co. Louth (now in the collection of Dundalk Institute of Technology, Co. Louth); National Self-Portrait Collection, University of Limerick, the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Dublin Corporation, Clare County Council, and Connemara Carpets, Co Galway.

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