Martin Gale, RHA

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Martin Gale was born in Worcester, England, and moved to Ireland at a young age. He studied at the National College of Art and Design. His work generally responds to the contemporary Irish landscape, and how people interact with it. His paintings often create a dark commentary on rural life in modern Ireland. Gale paints in a realist manner, employing both oils and watercolour. In printmaking he uses etchings. Martin Gale represented Ireland at the XI Biennale de Paris in 1980, and has represented Ireland numerous times internationally, as well as having retrospectives and exhibitions at home.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 Bloodlines, Taylor Galleries, Dublin
2016 Martin Gale Recent Works, Lavit Gallery, Cork
2014 Territory, Taylor Galleries, Kildare St. Dublin
2010 Martin Gale, Mullan Gallery, Belfast
2008 Fenton Gallery, Cork
2004 Nissan Art Project, RHA, Dublin
2001 Hardlands, Taylor Galleries, Dublin

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 New Perspectives, Messums Wiltshire, England
2018 Encountering the Land, Visual, Carlow
2017 The Way Home, Crawford Gallery, Cork
2017 Wonderment, Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo
2016 Contemporary Realism, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Co. Cork
2014 Award Winner, RHA Annual Exhibition, yearly since 1996
2015 The Language of Dreams – Dreams and the Unconscious in 20th century Irish Art. Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
2015 The Art of a Nation – Irish Works from The Allied Irish Banks and Crawford Art Gallery Collections. Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
2009 Storyline, John Martin Gallery, London
2004 In the time of Shaking, Irish Artists for Amnesty international, IMMA, Dublin
2002 Holy Show, Irish Artists and the Old Testament, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin