Stephen Lawlor


Stephen Lawlor ARE was born in Dublin in 1958. He lectured at IADT, in printmaking and drawing (1991-97) and was chairman of Graphic Studio Dublin, (2000-05).

He has worked at print studios internationally including: Guanlan, China, Galleri Astley, Sweden, Jyvaskyla Centre for Print, Finland, Paupers Press, London & Hampton Editions, USA. He participated in the 1st International Print Biennial, Lingshi China 2012 and 7th International Biennial Douro Portugal 2014. He won 1st prize at New Grounds International Print, Albuquerque NM, USA in 2013 and joint 1st at Adogi, 35th Miniprint International, Cadaques, Spain in 2015.

Stephen was elected an associate member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in London (ARE), in 2016 and was a founder member of the International Academic Printmaking Alliance (IAPA) at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing also in 2016.

Stephen Lawlor is represented by Oliver Sears Gallery in Dublin, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin, Gallerie Kunstverket, Norway, Galleri Helle Knudsen, Stockholm & Galleri Astley, Vastmanland, Sweden, New Grounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and Bankside Gallery London

Stephen was a member of the panel of judges for KOMASK AT the Masters Printmaking and Masters Salon Painting 2017 at the Royal Academy of Art in Antwerp Belgium.

Solo Exhibitions
2022 The Sublime Divine, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2022 A Liminal State, Galleri Astley, Sweden; SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin; Hunt Museum, Limerick
2020 In The Past, Galleri Astley, Vastmanland, Sweden
2019 Stephen Lawlor Prints, Epreuve d’Artiste, Antwerp, Belgium
2017 Remnants, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2016 Spiritus Mundi, Bourn-Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick
2016 De Döda, Galleri Astley, Vastmanland, Sweden
2016 Obsessions, Adogi, Cadaques, Spain.
2015 Ephemera, New Grounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
2014 Some Untidy Spot, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2014 Skugga, Galleri Astley, Sweden
2013 Ephemera, Vaga Se Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 Winter Exhibition, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2023 Kwaidan, Encounters with Lafcadio Hearn Matsue, Japan
2023 Guanlan Bienale, China
2023 Miniprint, Cantabria, Spain
2023 WCPF, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair London UK
2022 Meanwhile, Vaga Se – Galleri Helle Knudsen Stockholm, Sweden
2022 WCPF, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London, UK
2021 Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, London, UK
2021 Megan Print Studio, Intaglio Online, Canberra, Australia
2020 Graphics Ireland, Galleri Helle Knudsen, Sweden
2019 Guinean International Print Biennial, Shenzhen, China
2019 IAPA International, Huai’ia Art Museum, China
2018 Yangtze Art Fair, Nanjing, China
2018 2nd Xuyuan International Print Biennial, Beijing, China
2018 Print Rebels Bankside Gallery London
2018 IAPA International Print Exhibition, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China
2018 6th Biennial International Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, CT, USA
2017 PAD, Art and Design Fair London, UK
2017 Licorice and Wax 2 person show SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2017 Guanlan International Print Biennial 2017, CHINA
2017 Paper Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2017 AUSTRALIA
2017 Licorice and Wax 2 person show Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, SWEDEN
2016 IAPA 2016 Tiamiao Gallery, Forbidden City Beijing CHINA
2016 The Masters 2016, Bankside Gallery London, UK
2016 RE Original Prints, Bankside Gallery London, UK
2016 A Lonely Impulse of Delight, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin & London Art Fair UK
2015 Adogi, 35th Miniprint International, Cadaques, Spain.
2014 7th Douro Print Biennial, Douro, Portugal
2014 Adogi, 34th Miniprint International, Cadaques, Spain
2014 BIMPE, Vancouver, Canada
2013 New Grounds International, New Grounds Gallery, Albuquerque NM, USA
2013 Global Print, Douro. Portugal

Selected Collections
Aberystwyth Museum; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Allied Irish Bank PLC; Axa Insurance PLC; Bank of Scotland PLC; Beaumont Hospital; Biblioteca de Catalunya; Boyle Civic Collection; British Library; British Museum London; Butler Gallery, Kilkenny; Central Academy Beijing; Chester Beatty Library; China Print Museum Shenzhen; City of Norrkoping; Citibank PLC; Deloitte; Clifford Chance Collection; Douro Museum, Portugal; DCU; Equity Bank; Geneseo State University NY; Gilbeys Ireland; Glen Dimplex; Huai’an Art Museum, China; IIB; IMI; National Gallery of Ireland; Norwegian Space Centre; University of Limerick; OPW; Rotunda Hospital, Dublin; Royal Collection London; Smurfit Group PLC.; Tyrone Guthrie Centre; UCD; Victoria & Albert Museum;

2019 The Clifford Chance Award, RE Originals 2019
2019 Aberystwyth School of Art Museum & Galleries Prize, RE Originals 2019
2017 RE Original Prints 2017 John Purcell Paper Prize
2015 Adogi, 35th Miniprint International, Joint 1st prize, Cadaqués, Spain.
2013 New Grounds International Print Exhibition 1st prize, Albuquerque NM, USA
2011 Arts Council Travel & Training Award for a residency at Guanlan, China
2011 Arts Council Travel & Training Award for a residency to Kiruna, Sweden
2001 Print Award, Prize winner RHA, Dublin
1999 Print Award, Prize winner RHA, Dublin
1997 Arts Council Travel Award, Chicago, USA
1993 Arts Council Travel Award, Jyvaskyla, Finland
1990 Award Winner, International Miniprint Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin
1989 Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Travel Award, Singapore