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Delgany, County Wicklow Ireland
Updated: 2017-01-19 02:19:15





Mary A. Kelly, 66 Delgany Hills, Delgany,Co. Wicklow

phone  01 2875989   mobile 0863240882




2001-03           M.A. Fine Art, National College of Art &.Design, Thomas St. Dublin

1997-98           Film Degree, Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art & Design, 1st class honours

1992-97           Diploma  Fine Art, Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art & Design, Distinction

1974-77           University College Dublin, B.A. Psychology & Philosophy                 




2016             Sacred Secrets, Custom House Gallery, Westport, Co.Mayo

                     Kathleen Lynn, Insider on the Outside, Mayo Collaborative

                     Exhibition, curated by Catherine Marshall, March 2016.

2013             Docks Art Fair, solo show, Lyon, France  Sept 12th to 15th  2013.                                                                                                               

                     Dusseldorf Photo Weekend, Galerie Voss, Muhlengasse 3, D-

                     40213, Dusseldorf, Germany1/3rd Feb.

 2012            Father & Child, Galerie Voss, Muhlengasse 3, D-40213, Dusseldorf, 


 2010            Burial, as part of unbuilding project, Mermaid Art Centre Bray, 

                     County Wicklow  28th September – 3 October. Curated group xhibition.                                                

                     asylum, video installation, International Initiative for Mental Health 

                     Leadership Conference, Republic of Ireland, May 2010

 2009            Father and Child, New Work, Royal Hibernian Acadamy, Dublin  

                     July 29th – December ‘09

 2008            Clay, Claremorris Gallery, Mount St., Claremorris, Co. Mayo, March

 2007            Under Construction, Hoarding Installation at site of new County Arts   

                     Centre, commissioned by South County Council as part of Fused ’07     

                     June – duration of hoarding.                                                                                

                     Pillars I, Mermaid Art Center, Bray, Co. Wicklow 26th April                                                             

                     asylum, John Mooney Foundation, Chigago, U.S.A. Oct/Nov ’05                               

 2005            asylum, Linen Hall Gallery, Castlebar, Co. Mayo June ’05                                                                     

                     Brussels Art Fair, The Landing,Solo booth,  April ‘05

 2004            The Landing, The Blue Room, Galerie Bugdhn und Kaimer,  

                     Dusseldorf, Germany, Dec 04/ Jan 05

                    The Landing, The Blue Room One-Person Show mit Galerie 

                     Bugdahn  und Kaimer bei Art Brussels, Brüssel

                    The Landing One-Person Show mit Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer

                     bei Paris Photo, Paris

 2003            The Landing, The Blue Room, Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher    

                     Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2. July/ August ‘03                

 2002            Food for Thought, Microsoft Atrium Building, Sandyford Industrial 

                     Estate, Dublin, Commission.  Architects, MurrayOlaoire.                                                                                  

                     Alice’s Teaparty,Through the ~Looking Glass, Office of Public

                     Works,  St. Stephens Green Dublin, Commission as % for Art Scheme.

 2001           How to Buttrerfly a Leg of Lamb, collaboration with Abigail O Brien,

                    Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Muhlengasse 3, Dusseldorf, July ’01                                                                                                                                 

                    Wide Shut, Sligo Art Gallery,March '01

 2000           Baby Blue and How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb, Edinburgh College of

                   Art, Edinburgh Aug. '00

 1999          How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb by Mary Kelly and Abigail O Brien

                   Concourse Installation Programme, County Hall, Dunlaoghaire

                   Installation sited in Circa magazine issue 87 How to Butterfly a Leg of


 1998          Pure Blue, Intermedia '98, Triskel Art Centre, Cork





2016          Two Birds/One Stone, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, July 6th – August

                  curated by Janet Mullarney     

2015          Gemalte Helden. Gezeichnete Legenden,  Kunsteverein    

                  Streccius, Landau, Germany 21st August                                                                                                         

                   R.H.A. invited, May 2015

2014          Conversations, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, 

                   Dublin,6thJune – 31st December

                   R.H.A. Annual, Ely Place, Dublin, l May to August

                   Re-framing the Domestic  in Irish Art, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda,

                   Co. Louth,  29 April – August 2014

                   Catch The He(art) – A traveling Residency – May 2014 curated by  

                   Michelle Browne 

2013           Mit den Augen Dusseldorfer Galeristen – zeilgenossische Fotografie 

                  – E.ON – Zentrale, Dusseldorf                                                                                   

                   R.H.A. Acadamy, Dublin  May - August                                         

                   Skin, Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin, March

                   HANDICRAFT. Threads and stitches in fine art. Museum Kunst der 

                   Westküste Det Paulsen Legaat gemeinnützige GmbH
                   Hauptstraße 7 · D-25938 Alkersum, 2nd March

2012           Atelier + Kitchen – Laboratories of the Senses, at Martha Herford           

                   Museum, Goebenstraße 4–10, 32052 Herford, from 12th May to 16th

                   September ’12.                                                                                        

                    7.42,  Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth, solo shows with artists 

                    Thomas Brezling, Sean Cotter and Abigail O Brien, July /September.

                    7.42, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland with artists Thomas Brezling, 

                    Sean Cotter and Abigail O Brien, March 2012

2011            7.42, Lapua Art Museum, Lapua, Dec. 2011 to Feb 2012.

                    Still, Peppercanister Gallery, 3 Herbert St., Dublin 2. 8th Sept

                    R.H.A. Annual May/June ’11, Dublin, Ireland, invited.

                    The Colour Red, SOMA, Waterford City, April 2011

                    The Colour Blue, SOMA, Waterford City, March 2011

2010            LET THEM LUV’ CAKE, Cake Contemporary Arts, Old Band Hall,   

                     Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, 27th March – 16th April.

                     Mirror Mirror, a selection of work from the National Self-Portrait 

                     Collection of Ireland, R.H.A. Dublin, Jan 15th to March ’10.                                                                                                 

                     Intimacy. Das Bad in der Kunst,  Kunstmuseum, Ahlen

                     Museumsplatz 1, 59227 Ahlen, Germany, 31 January - 24 April 2010

2009             (Summer Interval ‘09l) & Choice: something else, Galerie        

                     Bugdahn und Kaimer, Dusseldorf   19th July – 19th Septemer                   

                     Selected, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer GMBH, Heirich-   Heine- 

                     Allee 19, Dusseldorf, Germany, March – May ‘09                                                                   

                     Another Island, Contemporary Irish Art, American Irish                           

                     Historical Society, New York City, U.S.A. 6th March – 10th April

2008             Summer Group Show, Claremorris Gallery,  Co.Mayo Sept 6th   

                     Slice, Fairgreen House,Fairgreen, Galway 5th June                                                 

                   Is Mise Ireland, 411 Galleries, Xin TianDi area (Shangai) and   

                   Central Academy of Fine Art (Beijing), Spring ‘08

2007           Journeys, Castletown, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Louvain  Institute for                  

                   Ireland in Europe, Leuven, Belgium July – September ‘07

 2006          Irish American Arts Award, New York, September ’06. Award  winner                                                                                    

                   Greenstar Open Exihibition 2006. Winner. Mermaid Art Centre, Bray,      

                   Co. Wicklow

Ten Years in the Making, Farmleigh Gallery, Castleknock, Dublin July. 

Additions 2006, National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, Limerick University June ‘06                                                                                                                       

                   R.H.A. annual May ’06. Invited

2005                 Artforum, Berlin, Paris Photo, Cologne Art Fair ’05                                              

2006                 Eurojet Futures An Anthology, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin                   Test Tube, Commission for Teagasc, Biotechnology Building, Oak Park, Co. Carlow ‘04                                                                                                            Paris Photo, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris Nov 04

2003           Arrival, Waterford Hospital,  Dec. ‘03

Basil Art Fair, Switzerland, June ‘03

Dublin City Gallery, Hugh Lane , M.A. National College of Art & Design    

group show

Loosing it, Fenton Gallery, Cork, March ‘03     

2002           The Leabhar Mor exhibition, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Oct           

                   Crawford  Open 2, Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Crawford Municipal  

                   Gallery, Cork,  

                   Vacationland, Westbourne Studios,Portabello, London. Dec.'01–March

2001           From past to present, Art of the State, 1815 – 2001,Draiocht,      

            Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15, Sept.Dungarvan Art Centre, 

Wexford Colllege, Enniskillen Castle Museum, Northern Ireland.                            

            Co.Londonderry, Atrium, O.P.W. St.Stephens Green,Dublin             

            Vacationland, Arthouse, Templebar, Dublin June '02                               

            Eurojet futures 01, Royal Hibernian Accadamy, Ely Place, Dublin

                   Zwischenraum 4, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer,Muhlengasse 3, Dusseldorf,

2000           Series, Elkedsoscher Galleries, Hamburg, Dec'00

             Cologne Art, Cologne Oct'00

                   Zwischen Raum, Galerie Seitz & Partner,Wieldstr.34, Berlin 

1999           How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb with Abigail O Brien, Cologne                         

                   Black Sole Bonne Femme, Perspective '99, Ormeau Baths Gallery, 


                   How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb with Abigail O Brien, EV+A

                   reduced, City Art Gallery, Limerick1999             

1998           Baby Blue, Perspective '98, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

                   Pure Blue, Festival Revue, Edinburgh Festival




2000                Festival Internazionaie del Cinema Giovane, Chile, Oct'00

Tai Wan Film Festival, Taiwan May '00

1999                Foyle Film Festival, Derry, Nov. '99

                        Raindance Film Festival, London Oct.' 99

                        NYU Tish School of the Arts,Cantor Film Centre, New York, Oct '99

B.B.C. Short Film Festival, UCI Empire, Leicester Sq. London, September '99

                        Odense Film Festival, Denmark, August '99

                        Soho Film Festival, London, July

                        Galway Film Festival July '99

                        Dublin Film Festival, Virgin Cinema, May '99

                        Kino Festival, Manchester April '99




2011                Wicklow County Council Bursry Award

2007                Artlinks Bursary Award 2007

2006                Irish American Arts Awards, New York, Oct.06 Award winner                     

Mermaid Greenstar Open Submission Competition. Winner of award

2005                Arts Council travel & Mobility award

Cultural Relations committee award

2003                Arts Council Bursary Award

2002                Artisits-in-prison-scheme, Arts Council award, Portlaoise Prison, Summer ’02, Autumn ‘02

2001                Solo Exhibition Award, Sligo Art Gallery, March '01

2000                Arts Council Bursary Award, May '00

                        Wicklow County Council Arts Funding Awards May '00

1999                EV+A award '99

                        Arts Council - Aer Lingus Travel Award

1998                NCEA Student of the Year Award 1998

                        Random Access Video Training Symposium '98 Sculptor Society of                         Ireland

Markievicz Gold Medal 97/98 for Best Emerging Sculpture, United Arts Club, Dublin


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