Paula Stokes

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Paula Stokes graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland with a Bachelors Degree (with honours) in Glass Design. She has a Certificate in Glassmaking and Technology from the Dudley College of Technology, UK.
She has been awarded Artist’s Residencies at the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Ireland, and at the Jefferson County Museum of Art and History, Port Townsend, Washington. In addition Stokes has received the Milnora Roberts Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Printmaking from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

She has exhibited extensively with exhibitions including ‘Future Beauty?’, Farmleigh House and the National Craft Gallery, Ireland; ‘Engaging with Glass’, Traver Gallery, Tacoma; Supermarket, Stockholm, Sweden; ‘Transformation’, Shift Gallery, Seattle; ‘Aliens’, Center for Contemporary Art, Seattle and ‘The Wild Geese’, National Craft Gallery, Ireland. Paula Stokes’ work is featured in many collections including the National Museum of Ireland. Most recently her work has been selected, as part of the Joint Purchase Scheme between the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Crafts Council of Ireland, for Irish embassies in Beijing and Brussels.

Selected Exhibitions
2021-2022 1845: Memento Mori, Strokestown Park House, Roscommon; Johnstown Castle, Wexford; American Folk Park, Ulster Museum , Tyrone; National Museum of Ireland- Country Life, Mayo; St. Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle, and the Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, Co. Galway
2020 Wild Geese, Green Door Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2019 1845: Memento Mori, METHOD, Seattle, WA
2019 Islanders-When Darkness Falls, Venice, Italy & Ireland Glass Biennale, Dublin Castle, Ireland
2019 1845: Memento Mori, Jefferson County Museum of Art and History, Port Townsend, WA
2019 Design & Literature Showcase, CIACLA, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Solas: Light Inspires Glass, Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Fla.
2017 Verve, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford, Ireland
2017 Making Their Mark, Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington
2015 Portfolio at Solomon, Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Into the Field, the Model Contemporary Art Centre, Sligo, Ireland
2014 Future Beauty, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
2014 Future Beauty, Farmleigh House, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Founders’ Show, METHOD, Seattle, WA
2014 Icon, Brown Thomas/CCOI, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Solomon at Lyons, Solomon Gallery, Kildare, Ireland
2014 Winter Show, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
2014 Into the Field, The Model, Sligo
2013 Future Beauty?, National Craft Gallery & Farmleigh, Kilkenny & Dublin
2013 Founders’ Show, METHOD, Seattle, WA, USA
2013 Solomon at Lyons, Solomon Gallery, Kildare
2012 G8, Winston Wachter Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
2012 Engaging with Glass, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA, USA
2012 Shift, SHIFT Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
2012 Sure It Will Be Alright, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
2012 From Pupil to Master, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
2012 Transformation, SHIFT Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
2012 Shift, Supermarket, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 Intersection, SHIFT Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
2011 Vitreography and Paintings on Glass, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
2011 Glass Divas, Attic Gallery, Jerpoint, Kilkenny
2011 Engaging with Glass, Solstice Art Centre, Navan
2011 21st Century Irish Craft, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
2011 Illuminate; Contemporary Irish Glass, Kenny Gallery, Galway
2011 North South East West, University House, Seattle, WA, USA

2004 University of Washington: Milnora Roberts Award for Academic Excellence
1991 Finnish Ministry of Education: Travel grant for design, language and culture

Public Collections
National Museum of Ireland
Department of Foreign Affairs- Irish Embassies Art Collection- Beijing & Brussels