The Molesworth Gallery

Cristina Bunello

Cristina Bunello ~ Little girl with featherd hat ~ oil on linen ~ 10 x 12 inches


The critic, Niall MacMonagle, has written of Cristina Bunello's work that it 'is immediately recognisable for its subject matter. She almost always paints girls -- girls heading towards adulthood. She's known and admired too for her brilliantly fine and delicate technique and for something not quite pin-pointable. Her portraits are small, jewel-like, beautiful and they also have a strange, intriguing, unsettling quality. Bunello's young girls are sophisticated. They wear elaborate clothes, sunglasses, headgear; they wear elaborate hairstyles, are sometimes blindfolded. In some you are presented with the back of their heads and in some, like this one, they look you straight in the eye. That gaze. You gaze back.'

Solo shows
2013 Of Innocence and Of Experience, Cross Gallery,
2010 Persona, Cross Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 VUE Art Fair at the RHA (Molesworth Gallery)

2009-18 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
2013 Royal Ulster Academy 132nd Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2012 Cluster, Cross Gallery, Dublin
2012 Scope Basel Art Fair (Cross Gallery), Kaserne, Switzerland, June
2011 Scope Basel Art Fair (Cross Gallery), Kaserne, Switzerland, June
2011 Art Projects, London Art Fair (Cross Gallery), London
2009 Winter Group Show, Molesworth Gallery, Dublin
2009 Neu! Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, Dublin
2009 NCAD Fine Art Degree Show
2009 Royal Ulster Academy 128th Annual Exhibition,
2009 RDS Student Art Awards - travelling exhibition

2011 Wicklow County Council Arts Bursary Award
2009 AXA insurance Purchase Award
2009 RDS Student Art Awards
2009 Royal Ulster Academy President's Prize

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