Ailbhe Barrett

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Home schooled to age 18; from there, took up painting full time. Initially had a particular interest in historical techniques in oil painting; viewing the work of history’s master painters and more contemporary works was an important part of this early stage, as was interaction with, and guidance from, established artists. At a later stage studied printmaking, in Limerick Printmakers and Graphic Studio Dublin, exploring the relationship between etching, drawing and painting, the important place print has had in contemporary art and throughout its history, as well as its place in own body of work.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2022 Contemporaneity and the Elusive, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2017 Infusions, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin

Selected Joint Exhibition
2014 Overworlds, New Works by Ailbhe Barrett & Joan Sugrue, Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery, Co. Clare

Selected Exhibitions
2022 & 2021 Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2022 & 2021 Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Roscommon
2021 – 2018 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
2020 Galleri Helle Knusden, Stockholm, Sweden
2016 Bankside Gallery, London
2016 Young II, SO fine Art Editions, Dublin
2016 – 2012 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
2015 – 2013 Summer & Winter Shows, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2014 Winter Exhibition, SO Fine Art Edition, Dublin
2014 The Act of Portrayal : Selected Artists response to National Portrait Collection, University of Limerick, Limerick
2014 Curated ‘Artists Rooms’ – Michael Canning and Gillian Kenny, Limerick City Gallery of Art, as part of Limerick City of Culture
2014 Synergy, Bourne Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick
2014 12 @ the Hunt, Hunt Museum
2013 The Act of Portrayal, Limerick
2013 A Natural Selection, Graphic Studio Dublin
2012 Belfast Print Exchange
2012 Art Below, London Underground
2011 & 2010 Winter Show, Limerick Printmakers, Limerick