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
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
2014 Sea Fever, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Co. Cork
2013 Natural Hisotry, Art First, London
2012 Hibernation, Winter Group Exhibition, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2012 Six Contemporary Painters from Ireland, New York, USA
2010 Graphic Studio 50 years in Dublin, IMMA, Dublin
2008 Celebrating Drawing, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
2007 Siar 50, Irish Contemporary Art Society collections at IMMA, Dublin
2005 Rhyme and Resin, a collaboration between poets and artists. Organised by Poetry Ireland
2005 RHA Members Drawing Exhibition, RHA, Dublin
2004 Time of Shaking: Art for Amnesty, IMMA, Dublin
2004 An Irish Eye: Landscapes of Fact and Imagination, Cape Town, South Africa
2003 Eire/land, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, USA