The Molesworth Gallery
  Maeve McCarthy RHA

At Bonneville Point ~ oil on canvas, laid on board ~ 36 x 48 inches


Maeve McCarthy is one of Ireland's finest figurative painters. She works within the traditional genres of landscape, still life and portraiture, using a variety of subjects - experimenting with composition, colour, light and technique.

She has numerous awards at the RHA and been selected three times for the BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.


Born, Dublin, 1964
Education, NCAD, Fine Art

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Back to the garden, The Molesworth Gallery
2016 The Return, RHA, Dublin
2012 Journey, The Molesworth Gallery
2010 Home, The Molesworth Gallery
2008 Night and day in America, The Molesworth Gallery
2006 The Molesworth Gallery
2002 The Frederick Gallery, Dublin
1998 Jo Rain Gallery, Dublin, (Kevin Kavanagh)

Selected Group Exhibitions
Mullan Gallery Belfast (2010, 2012 , 2014)
Molesworth Gallery, Dublin (2006 - 2010)
BP Portrait Award, The National Portrait Gallery, London, (1997, 2004, 2005)
RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin, (1995,1999,2000,2004-2015)
The Frederick Gallery, Dublin, various shows, (1999 - 2004)
National Portrait Awards, Arnotts, Dublin, (1985,1986,1989,1999)
RHA Banquet Exhibition, Dublin, (1995,1996,2004)
Iontas small works, Sligo and Dublin, (1995)
Irish Graduates at The Festival Interceltique, Lorient, France, (1987)
EV& A, Limerick City Art Gallery, (1986)

RHA Portrait Prize (2006)
The Don Niccolo D' Ardia  Carraciolo Award, RHA, (1995,2004)
Arnotts National Portrait Awards, Open Award - joint 1st, (1989,1999)
Irish Arts Council/Aer Lingus Artflight to Italy, (1997)
Residency at Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, (1997)
The James Kennedy Award, RHA (1995)                 
Irish Arts Council travel grant to Colorado, USA, (1995)                 

Portrait of Maeve Binchy for The National Portrait Gallery (National Gallery of Ireland), commissioned and presented with the support of Irish Life and Permanent plc.
Commissioned for one in a series of former Taoisí and one in a series of former Chief Justices.(1996)
Two past Presidents of The Royal Dublin Society, (2000)
Film work includes portrait of Sinead O'Connor for The  Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordon  (1996)

Selected reviews & publications
Irish Times, review of solo exhibition at the Molesworth Gallery,2006
BP Portrait Award catalogues, published by The National Portrait Gallery, London, 1997, 2004 & 2005
A buyer's guide to Irish art, edited by Meg Walker, Ashville Media Group, 2003


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