Donald Teskey RHA

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Born in Co. Limerick in 1956, Donald Teskey RHA graduated from Limerick College of Art and Design with a Diploma in Fine Art in 1978. Since 1992 he has crafted a substantial body of work as a painter of the urban landscape and more recently the rugged landscape of the western seaboard. Sometimes working on a very large scale, his images reflect his response to the formal elements of composition; shape, form and fall of light. The result is powerful images of instantly recognisable parts of the Irish landscape with large abstract passages and surfaces which articulate the relentless energetic and elemental force of nature.

Donald Teskey is a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy.
 His work has been exhibited in the UK, USA, Canada, China, Germany, France, Finland and South Africa. Teskey’s work is found in many private and public collections, including The Arts Council of Ireland; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Limerick City Art Gallery, The Contemporary Irish Arts Society; The Office of Public Works; Allied Irish Banks; Baring Asset Management, London; KPMG, Dublin; Ulster Bank, Dublin; National Drawing Collection, Limerick; Butler Gallery Collection, Kilkenny; First National Building Society; Augustus Cullen & Sons Solicitors; Irish Life Assurance; Ballinglen Arts Foundation; Boyle Civic Collection; Limerick City University; Kelly’s Hotel, Wexford; St Lukes Hospital; St Patricks Hospital ; Royal Victoria Hospitals, Belfast. In 2006 he was elected a member of Aosdana. He lives and works in Dublin.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2022 Decade, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
2022 Strands, Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo
2021 Mapping the Periphery, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2019 Haven to Haven, Skibbereen Arts Festival, Co. Cork
2017 Landscapes, The List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Warthmore PA. USA
2016 Weather Gauge, The Hunt Museum, Limerick
2015 No Real Horizon, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2014 Atlantic, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo
2013 Entre Terre et Mer, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
2013 West x Southwest, Hammond Gallery, Glengarriff, Co. Cork
2013 Ocean Frequency, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2012 Nature Reserve – Paintings from the Gearagh, Town Hall Gallery, Macroom, Co. Cork
2011 Nature Reserve, Art First, London
2011 A Connemara Folio, Clifden Arts Festival, Co. Galway
2010 The Idea of Islands, RHA, Dublin
2009 Loops & Sidings, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
2007 New Paintings, Mullan Gallery, Belfast
2005 Tidal Narratives, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 the way we went, Ballinglen Museum of Art, Co. Mayo
2021 Stoney Road Press: Twenty Years – A Survey, Ballinglen Museum of Art, Co. Mayo
2020 The Time of Our Lives, online exhibition, Oliver Sears Gallery, Co. Dublin.
2019 Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art, National Gallery of Ireland, Co. Dublin
2019 In Living Memory: An Exhibition of Contemporary Still-Life, Emo Court, Co. Laois
2019 Unforeseen Thereness, Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
2018 International Academic Printmaking Alliance Exhibition, Taoxichuan Art Museum, Jingdezhen City, China.
2018 Léargas, Connemara Observed, Clifden Arts Festival, Co. Galway
2018 188th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Co. Dublin
2018 IMMA Collection: Coastlines, IMMA, Co. Dublin
2018 Wonderment, Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo
2017 Capacity & Tension | 2017 Shanghai International Print Exhibition, China Arts Museum, Shanghai, China
2017 187th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Co. Dublin
2016 Show #365, Art First, London, United Kingdom
2016 Inaugural Exhibition, International Academic Printmaking Alliance, Taimiao, Beijing, China
2016 A Solitude in the Ocean, Green Fuse, Westport, Co. Mayo.
2015 Enchanted Landscapes, the Curator Gallery, Chelsea, New York. Curated by Rebecca Michelman
2015 Visions of Now, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Co. Limerick
2015 A Lonely Impulse of Delight, SO Fine Art Editions, Co. Dublin
2015 Quadripartite, Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo
2015 Postscript, Burren College of Art & Russell Gallery, Co Clare
2015 Impressions of WB Yeats, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2015 RHA Members Drawing Exhibition, City Assembly House, Co. Dublin
2014 Sea Fever, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Co. Cork