Mike Byrne

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Mike Byrne graduated from the Ceramics Course at Limerick School of Art & Design in 1977. This was followed by a period working as a designer in the Kilkenny Design Workshops. In 1979 he returned to Limerick, setting up a small industrial production unit. His strong interest in printmaking culminated in completing a Fine-Art MA in 2001. He continues to explore both the Ceramic and Printmaking strands within his practice and has exhibited extensively both in Ireland and internationally. His work features in a number of National Collections including the Ulster Museum, AIB Bank, University of Limerick and the OPW. Having begun lecturing in the mid 1980’s, Mike Byrne is currently Course Leader of the Ceramics Design Course at Limerick School of Art & Design.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2008 Orto Botanico, Limerick Printmakers, Ireland
2004-5 Urbs Antiqua, New Woodcuts, University of Limerick
2003 Skies Over Venetia and other Vistas, Glór Ennis
2001 MA Show, Limerick City Hall
2000 Millennium Box Set, Hot Bed Press
1996 Recent Prints, Foynes Library, Co. Limerick
1995 Hard Ground, Chris Doswell Gallery, Limerick
1992 12 Large Vessels, Riverrun Gallery, Limerick and Galway

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Portfolio@Solomon Gallery, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Dublin
2014 Irish Ceramic Awards, Mill Cove Gallery, West Cork
2014 Culture of Clay, Hunt Museum, Limerick
2009 29th Mini Print International 2009, Cadaqués, Spain
2009 Burst Into Bloom, Glór Gallery, Ennis, Co. Clare
2006-8 Open Submission Exhibition, Limerick Printmakers, Limerick
2000-1 Focus on Drawing, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Crawford Gallery Cork and NCAD Dublin Exhibition to launch ‘Hot Bed Press’ Millennium Box Set
1997 Irish Contemporary Ceramics Touring Exhibition, Dublin, Sligo, Belfast & Limerick
1997 Dialog in Groen, Zutendaal, Belgium
1997 3rd Annual British Mini Print Exhibition, Bristol, UK
1996 Objecten, Kunstenaartsboeken en Grafiek, Galerie Bradevort, The Netherlands
1996 Limericks, 12 Limerick Printmakers, Glaerie ACUD Berlin and Havana Cuba
1996 Observatorium, Galerie Bradevort, The Netherlands
1995 Cork Printmakers, Crawford Gallery, Cork
1995 The Print Show, Belltable, Limerick
Iontas, Sligo
Grond, Art Network Europe Exhibition, Zutendaal and Althoselt, Belgium
1995 Large Format Prints, DeFabreik Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1995 Irish Art, Central House for Artists, Moscow