Neil Dunne

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Biography

Neil Dunne is an Irish printmaker, specialising in screenprinting. Dunne graduated from NCAD with an Honours BA in Fine Art/Printmaking and Art History in 2014, and received the 2015 – 2017 NCAD post-graduate scholarship.

Dunne has since exhibited internationally and in Ireland and has won numerous awards including being short listed for the Student legacy prize at the Hamilton gallery, Sligo (2016) The ‘Clancy Barracks studio residency’ (2016), the AXA Insurance Award (2014), OPW purchase award (2014) and he was also nominated for the NCAD Staff Prize (2013). Dunne was a recipient of the Mary Cawley Travel Bursary in 2013 and spent a summer working at Dieu Donne in Manhattan, New York working with contemporary printmakers and specialist paper makers.

Dunne uses a series of layers including drawings, photographs and found objects to record and document his experiences and his immediate environment. With this technique his work provokes an abundance of emotional and nostalgic responses through these visuals. His practice becomes a platform for social observation, initiating a physical and imaginary exploration of these spaces.

Solo Exhibitions

Clandestine – Solo Show, Elbowroom, Damn Fine Print, 2016 Flood/interept – Solo show, Block T, 2015

Selected Group exhibitions

Pairs, RARE Gallery, Curated by Sophie Murphy, 2018 VUE Art Fair 2018, RHA Gallery, Dublin, 2018 MAKE READY, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin, 2018 RED EX, curated by SOPHIE MURPHY, Dublin, 2018 Freedom, MART, Dublin 2018
SO Fine Art Winter Show, Dublin, 2017
Law Library, annual showcase, Dublin, 2017
VUE Art Fair, RHA, Dublin, 2017
Discovery, e Tara Building, Dublin, 2017
MFA Graduate Showcase, NCAD, 2017
New Release, SO Fine Art, Dublin, 2017
Tara X IVERNA, e Tara Building, 2017
Young III, SO Fine Art, Dublin, 2017
The Ideas of North, So Fine Art, Dublin, 2016
Collective memory, Strand II, Celine Gallery, Glasgow, 2016 Collective memory, Brooklyn, New York, 2016
Hand Luggage, GSA/NCAD/Wave-Particle group show, e Laurieston Arches, Glasgow, 2016
Fear, Temple Bar Galleries and Studios, 2016
SO Fine Art Summer Show, Dublin, 2016
ArtYeats international summer school, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo Legacy, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, 2016
Hand Luggage, Collaborative show, Steambox, Dublin, 2016 UCD/NCConference, UCD science centre, Dublin, 2016
101 – 103, NCAD MFA Year 1 Interim Show, Dublin, 2016 Young II, SO Fine Art, Dublin, 2016
Perennial, Fumbally Exchange, Dublin, 2016
Good Tidings, We bring. curated by Elisa Nocente, 1st Year MFA/ADW, Frawleys, NCAD, Dublin. 2015
VUE Art Fair 2015 – Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dub- lin. 2015
Saw Dust curated by Francis Fay – group show, MART Project Space. 2015
Hong Kong Graphic arts esta, HKOP, Hong Kong 2014 NCAD Graduate Degree Show, NCAD, Dublin, 2014

Awards, Nominations, and Bursaries

Nominated for the Savills Art Prize 2018 @ RHA
Selected for the ‘Legacy’ exhibition @ Hamilton Gallery, 2016
Kennedy Wilson Clancy Barracks residency 2016
NCAD Post Graduate Scholarship, 2015 – 2017, NCAD, Dublin
Accepted into the Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta, Hong Kong, 2014
OPW Purchase Award for Irish state collection, 2014 Winner of the AXA insurance award 2014
Nominated for NCAD Sta Prize 2013
Finalist in “Your City, Your Print” @ Industry & Co, Dublin 2013
Mary Cawley Travel Bursary 2013

Collections
Law Library Collection
UCD Collection
O ce of Public Works, OPW, Dublin. HKOP, Hong Kong.
Various Private Collections

Residencies/Internships
Damn Fine Minds, On-site residency at St Patricks Univer- sity Hospital, June 2016
Kennedy Wilson – Clancy Barracks Studio Residency – 2016 Clancy Barracks, Dublin. Link
MART Project Space 2, Collaborative residency, MART, Dublin, 2015
Dieu Donne – 4 Month Studio internship in Manhattan, New York, 2013