Leah Hewson

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Biography

Hewson attempts to unveil aspects of the unconscious mind by adopting an instinctual approach to image making in conjunction with research of psychological theories. Each painting of vibrant patterns and layers acts as a documented glimpse of a broader self investigation.

DLIADT – First Class BA(Hons) Fine Art,Visual Arts Practice /2010

Solo Exhibitions

Scintilla – The Ashford Gallery, The RHA /Feb-Mar 2016
CUSP – The Picture Rooms, Dublin /Oct 2013
What’s Behind The Magic Door – KT Contemporary, Dublin /Nov 2011

Selected Group Exhibitions

New Release, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin /June 2017.
The International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Arts, House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria /May 2017.
Tara x Iverna, The Tara Building, Dublin /April 2017.
VUE Art Fair (Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery) The RHA, Dublin /Nov 2016.
RHA Open Studio – A Conversation on Drawing – The RHA, Dublin /Sept 2016.
186th Annual Exhibition – The RHA, Dublin /March 2016.
Peep – Hive Emerging, Waterford /April 2015.
Goblin Market: Irish New Contemporary Art Book Launch and exhibition – White Lady Art, Dublin /Nov 2012.
Shortlisted, Most Promising Graduate Award 2010 – The Talbot Gallery, Dublin /July 2010.

Collections

Museum of Humour & Satire, Bulgaria
Microsoft Collection, Dublin
Private Collection Dublin, New York, Valencia, Hamburg, Australia, Norway, France.

Awards

A special Prize for Contemporary Art – International Biennial of Humour & Satire in Art, Bulgaria /May 2017
Winner of The Picture Works 2011 – Uugh Milk /Nov 2011

Publications

Art Reveal Magazine – Issue 28, (cover & feature), ARM 2017
Goblin Market: Irish New Contemporary Art – White Lady Art Book, First Edition 2012

Bibliography

Kate Mothes, Leah Hewson (Interview), Young-Space.com 17th Sept 2016
Kate Holmquist, Artist Leah Hewson, ‘My parents worry about me’.The Irish Times 14th Oct 2013
Niall McMonagle, What Lies beneath. Geminate by Leah Hewson, Sunday Independent 28th Oct 2013
Niamh Horan, CUSP (Video), Independent.ie /17th Oct 2013
Alonze Productions, Cusp, an exhibition by Leah Hewson (Video) /16th Oct 2013 No More Work Horse, Leah Hewson Exhibition – The Picture Rooms /17th Oct 2013 Jane McDonald, Exhibition – CUSP, Le Cool /13th Sept 2013

Other

Workshop: Mason Hayes and Curran Exhibition visit & 2 day workshop.
Ashford Gallery, The RHA & 5Th Class St Patricks National Girls School, Ringsend /March 2017
Workshop: 5th Class Educate Together, Greystones Co. Wicklow. Workshop: RHA Kids: Pattern Platters, The RHA School, Dublin /June 2017 Curatorial Internship, Artbox /Sept – Oct 2015
Internship, NeoNeo Inc. Sean Scully, New York /Feb – May 2015 Residency, NeoNeo Inc. Sean Scully, New Jersey /Feb 2015