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2010:     MA Vis, IADT (Contemporary art practices/specialising in art critical writing)

2005:     BA, (Hons) in Fine Art and Combined Media, Limerick School of Art & Design.

2003:     HDip in Fine Art, Limerick School of Art and Design.



2023  Upcoming – WE THE PEOPLE, International Group Exhibition, Galerie Mittendorf, Marktstraße 8 Seesen Germany.

2023  Remembering Futures, Group Exhibition, curated by Benjamin Stafford, presented at VISUAL Carlow, supported by Irish Art Council.

2023  Talún Naófa visual as part of the audio series of stories by Pádraig Ó Duinnín as part of the Céimeanna Project,Baile Bhúirne.

2023  Oilithreacht Ollan /Wool Pilgrimage, Pt 1. Ginidiú Cruthú / Germination Creation, Artistic collaboration of Maria Tanner Cohen and Cynthia O'Hern,                    Felted Wool Installation, Cave of Crúachain, Rathcroghan,Co Rosscommon.

2023  Claochlú – Metamorphosis,Pt 2. Artistic collaboration of Maria Tanner Cohen and Cynthia O'Hern, May, Felted wool installation at Sliabh na Caillaigh,              Lougcrew Co Meath.

2023  Scíth Timthriallta - Cycles Rest, Pt 3. Artistic Collaboration of Maria Tanner Cohen and Cynthia O'Hern, Felted Wool Installation at Baurnadomeeny                    Wedge Tomb, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

2022   Adhmaid agus Clocha Siseach/ Wood and Melodious Stone. In collaboration with Visual Artist Tamsin Jay. Presented at the Market House Crafts                     Works Gallery, Cappoquinn, Co Waterford. Supported by the Agility Awards, Irish Arts Council.

2022   Clochán Snáithíneach/ Fiber Hut In calloboration with US fiber artist Cynthia Ohern & US sound artist Jason Snell. Installation Browns Wood Preserve             Iowa, Funded by Iowa Arts Council.

2022   Deasgnáth Crua/Hard Ritual Artistic collaboration with US (Iowa) Artist Cynthia Ohern, Temporary Art Intervention/Ancient Site Activation,Gaulstown               Dolmen, Kilmeaden,Co Waterford.

2021   The Silent Stones, Solo Show,Vision Center, Cork City.

2020   The Unquiet Stones, Grainstore, Ballymaloe, Co.Cork

2019   Ether and Verse, Solo Exhibition,The Mall Arts Center, Youghal, Co.Cork

2018   Three Eyes Drawing, Solo Exhibition, Old Market House Arts Center, Dungarvan

2017   KFEST Matter by Mind, Visual Arts Festival, Killorglin, Co Kerry

2016   KFEST Ormus, Visual Arts Festival, Killorglin, Co Kerry

2016  Dancing The Dark  in collaboration with Siobhan De Paor,Sophie Vature, supported by Feile Ná Bealtaine, Dingle, Co. Kerry.

2005  Soft School Video performance in collaboration with Martin Boyle, Georges Quay Limerick. (Nominated the circa critics’ choice for 2005)                     

2005  Lithium and Sound Group Show, The Boathouse, Kings Island, Limerick.

2005  Vice by Public Rumor Interdisciplinary exhibition of visual art curated by artist Martin Boyle, Sculpture Dept, LSAD Limerick



2014 It is not on any map true places never are A site specific, multidisciplinary exhibition of Contemporary Visual Art, Clifden Youghal Co.Cork. I curated the work of 16 artists both national and international, as well as running reading events, screenings, discussion groups and live performances. Funded by the Irish Arts Council, Cork Co. Council Arts Office, Arts and Health HSE South, Youghal Credit Union


2012 Idionumina, A site specific, multi disciplinary exhibition of Contemporary Visual Art. In curatorial calloboration with visual artist Deirdre Southey we presented the installation work of 17 Irish artists,at No 15 Hughes disused Hotel, Graigunamanagh Co kilkenny. The exhibition was funded though a sucessful online fundit campaign.


2011  Sites of Interrogation, (Addressing colonized and communized histories) I organised and chaired a panel discussion between Fiona Goggin of Station project Belfast (NI) and Bartek Nowak of Id project Gorzow, (PL) Galeria Boguslawa , Poland. Public discussion venue, The Lab, funded by Iadt invited lecturer fund.


2010  Man’s B…est, Ubiquitous Un-desired Friend, Janet Mullarney, The Lab, Dublin 1


2010  Plinth (for a King and Queen),Berkeley Library, Trinity College, Dublin.


2010 Shifting Practices, Shifting Roles, Desperate Optimists Panels 2001, Joe Lawler, and Christine Molloy. Dr. Quirkeys O’ Connell St Dublin 1 and The Lab, Dublin



2015 ...   An breather... VERBUM … THE WORD… המילה, A research /performative text presented in conjunction with the exhibition - The Milk Of Israel, with artist Colette Lewis, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co.Cork.


2014  Present Continuous, Catalogue Essay. It is not on any map; true places never are, funded by Irish Arts Council, Cork Co. Council Arts Office, Arts and Health HSE South, Youghal Credit Union.


2014  What happens when two artists explore the forsaken? Experimantal text in collaboration with artists Marie Brett and John McHarg.Triskel Arts Center, Cork. Kindly Supported by the Triskel Arts Cork


2013   Residual Character. Article - Visual Artists News sheet Issue 4.


2013 Numen Inest Idionumina, Catalogue Essay,public launch Hughes Hotel, Main Street Graiguenamanagh, Co.Kilkenny.


2012  Becoming Ghosts? (Structuralism to post Structuralism a vital and vivid fragment in history.)

Journal Article,


2012 Sustainable Spaces Profiling artists run, artists space, Bridge House - BANK studios, Co. Waterford’s new art space. Visual Artists News Sheet, Issue 6.


2012  Revolt and Agonism, (Virtual Democracy and the question of Post Identity in The work Of  Tanja Ostojic.) MART (media art Uk, Irl) catalogue essay. Artist Tanja Ostojic collaborated in the editorial process for this text.


2012  The Hellfire Club curated by Michelle Horrigan, Askeaton Contemporary arts.

Paper Visual Art Journal, Exhibition Review.


2011 Transitions and Ambitions Maria Tanner Profiles AR+=Adding an International collaborative Project, Szczecin Poland.Visual Artists News Sheet, Event Review.


2011 Vectors of the Possible Catalogue Essay,Ar+=Adding/Sz+uka=Dodawanie, International collaborative project, 2010, Poland.Funded by Culture Ireland and KUNST the Danish Arts Agency,Szczecinskie Centrum Renowacyjne and Szczecin 2016


2010 Ladies and Gentlemen we are floating in Space Exhibition of work by Mark Cullen curated by the Black Mariah, ESB Substation Cork, Occupy paper Issue Five, Exhibition review.




2021 Beyond Room 313 (offbeat Films & Emerging Folklore) Symposium/Interview with Author Thomas Sheridan and Jason Robba -When The Spirit Meets The Canvas.


2013  Beyond the Frontier  Invited critic as part of a panel discussion with artist Mary Ruth Walsh, Wexford arts officer Sinead Barden, addressing the new media exhibition curated by Wexford Co.Co Arts consultant Deidre Southey, Funded by New Ross Arts Office and JFK homecoming.


2011 Life Loop In Knife Mode Member of panel discussion on sound performance, Life Loop In Knife Mode with curator Bartek Nowack, artists Yevan Terelliu and Seamus O’Donnell of Berlin’s Salon Bruit, held at Columba 4 Gallery, Stettin, Poland.


2010 Sz+uka=Dodawanie,AR+=Adding Writers Residency, International collaborative project Szczecin, Poland,funded by Culture Ireland, Kunst Danish Arts Agency, and Szczecinskie Renowacyine.


2010  On Air Public Space, I chaired discussion on the issues raised by artists run initiatives that work in buildings of politically charged histories, Fiona Goggin (former RUC police station Belfast) and Bartek Nowack ( former communist administration building.)- presented online in vox-pops-writers curated by Chiara Liberti.



2022 Agility Award,Irish Arts Council

2014 Arts Council of Ireland Project Award

2014 Cork County Council Arts Office Arts Grant Scheme

2013 Youghal C.U Community Development Fund

2013 Art and Health Fund, HSE South

2010 Writers Residency supported Culture Ireland Travel Award in conjunction with  Sz+uka=Dodawanie,AR+=Adding Curated by Bartose Nowack



2022 Dungarvan Leader, Dec 18th

2022 Dungarvan Leader, Dec 4th

2022 Loughrea Community Radio,April 3rd

2020 Dungarvan Leader, Sept 7th

2020 East Cork News,August 30th

2020 Dungarvan Observer,August 28th

2019 Irish Examiner, Nov 21st

2019 Waterford Live,Interview Nov 20th - Click Here

2019 Dungarvan Observer, Nov 18th

2019 East Cork Journal, July 14th

2019 CRY FM,Radio,Ether & Verse, Interview with Will Mc Goldrick  July 10th - Click Here 

2019 Dungarvan Observer,Portrait of An Artist,by Donal Buckley,May 31st pg 51 Click Here 

2019 Youghal Click Here

2014 East Cork Journal- Aug 17th

2014 CRYFM radio interview with Justin Barrett – Aug 24th

2014 East Cork Journal – Aug 28th

2014 Youghal News –Sept 3rd

2014 Dungarvan Observer  –Sept 10th

2014 Youghal online interview Sept 5th   Click Here 

2012 Idionumina KCLRFM Arts Show - Oct

2012 Irish Times book it list - Nov



Revenue Commissioners, Limerick.

Leblanc Architects, Laval France.

Cognum Financial Consulting Ltd. Tel Aviv




Mór Artist Collective      

Visual Artists Ireland

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