Bernadette Madden

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Born in Dublin, Bernadette studied Fine Art at the National College of Art & Design. Awarded  a scholarship to Paris by the Department of Education in 1970, Madden had her first solo show in 1971 and has continued to win awards since. Awards include the MacAuley Fellowship in Painting by the Arts Council in 1976, commended in Mont Kavanagh Award for Environmental Art and commended in Church Art Competition organised by Dublin Diocese in 1983. In 1984 Madden was appointed to the Board of National College of Art and Design by Minister for Education. Then in 1998 she was appointed to the Cultural Relations Committee (to promote Irish Art abroad) by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. That same year Batik “2000” was used as a millennium symbol by the Diocese of Dublin. In 1999 “St. John” batik was presented to his Holiness Pope John Paul II by President Mary McAleese, and more recently in 2000 “St.Benedict” wall hanging was presented by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Madden regularly exhibits her work both in Ireland and abroad. Her work is included in a number of public and private collections.

Selected Exhibitions
2023 Winter Exhibition, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2023 Decennium, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2023 Spring Show, Green Acres Art Gallery, Wexford
2022 Winter Exhibition, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2022 Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2022, London, England
2022 Green Acres Art Gallery ,Wexford. Summer Exhibition
2022 42nd Mini Print International of Cadaqués, Spain, showing in Taller Galeria Fort Cadaqués, Fundació Tharrats d’Art Gráfic Barcelona, Galerie L’Etangd’Art Bages France and Wingfield Barns Suffolk UK
2022 V Miniprint International Cantabria ,Spain
2022 141st Royal Ulster Academy, Northern Ireland
2022 Galway Emerges, Kenny Gallery, Galway
2022 192nd Royal Hibernian Academy , Ireland
2022 5th New York International Miniature Print Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center
2022 Miniprint Kazanlak 2022, Bulgaria
2022 Miniprint of Cadaqués, Spain
2022 On Paper on line exhibition, Spain
2022 Fifth Printmaking Biennial, Cacak, Serbia
2022 Solomon Fine Arts Spring and Summer Exhibitions
2022 Summer Exhibition, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2022 21st Lessedra World Art print, Bulgaria
2022 8th NBC Meshtec Tokyo International Screenprint Biennial
2022 Bimpe XI, Vancouver, Canada
2021 Winter Exhibition, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2021 The Laois Arthouse 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Portlaoise
2021 5th Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2021, Japan
2021 Boyle Arts Festival Exhibition, Co Roscommon
2021 Print International 2021 Ty Pawb, Wrexham, Wales
2021 191st Annual Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland
2021 IV International Mini Print Cantabria, Spain
2021 DiscoverPrint21, Greenacres, Wexford
2021 41st MiniPrint International of Cadaqués 2021,also in Wingfield Barns Suffolk, UK and Gallery L’Etrangd’Art, Bages France
2021 On Paper Contest, Spain (Shortlisted)
2021 Miniprint Kazanlak 2021, Bulgaria
2021 20th Lessedra World Art print Annual, Bulgaria
2021 InkMasters Print Exhibition 2021 , Cairns, Australia
2021 Oidhreacht/Heritage, Leinster Print Studios
2021 13th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition 2021, Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, CT USA, also shown in the Greenwich Arts Council, Bendheim Gallery,Greenwich, CT, Usa
2021 Solomon Fine Arts Spring ,Summer and Winter Group Shows
2020 Winter Exhibition, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2020 The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co Dublin
2020 On-line screen print exhibition, Megalo print studio, Kingston, Australia
2020 Remarque Print Workshop, New Mexico, USA
2020 The 190th RHA annual exhibition, Dublin
2020 Opera Exhibition, Greenacres Art Gallery Wexford, Wexford
2020 19th Lessedra World Art Mini Print 2020, Bulgaria
2020 Miniprint Kazanlak 2020, Bulgaria
2020 7th Biennial Footprint International Exhibition,Centre for Contemporary Printmaking,CT,USA
2020 40th MiniPrint of Cadaqués, Spain, also shown in Pineda de Mar and in Bages, France
2020 On Paper 2020 on line exhibition
2020 Red Dot Mini Print Exhibition, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, UK
2020 Solomon Fine Arts Spring, Summer and Christmas Exhibitions
2019 Winter Exhibition, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2018 Féile Gheimhridh – Winter Exhibition, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2018 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2014 Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, USA
2013 Solomon Gallery, Dublin
2012 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2012 SUNY, Geneseo, NY, USA
2011 Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2010 Matrix, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2009 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

Solo Exhibitions
2020 The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin
2012 Gordon Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
2011 Gormleys` Fine Art, Dublin
2007 Hallward Gallery, Dublin
2006 Kenny Gallery, Galway
2006 Hallward Gallery, Dublin
2005 Schwartzheide, Germany
2005 Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
2005 Hibernia, Florida, USA
2005 Basement Gallery, Town Hall, Dundalk
2004 Hallward Gallery, Dublin
2003 Gallery Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway
2003 The Lavit Gallery, Cork
2002 Hallward Gallery, Dublin

Selected Collections
AXA Insurance, Ireland
Aer Rianta
Aer Lingus
Arts Council
Beacon Hospital Dublin
Charles Institute, UCD
Dept of Defence, Dublin
ESB, Dublin
Gresham Hotel, Dublin
Irish Cement, Co Louth
Office of Public Works
Ulster Museum