Tom Phelan

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Tom Phelan was born in Dublin and was educated at Blackrock College and Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. In 1997 he was awarded one of nine international scholarships in Graphic Arts at Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy by S.D. Aerospace Design, Tokyo, Japan. He has been a member of Graphic Studio Dublin since 1992, was the Studio Manager and Master Printmaker from 2004 until 2007, and has worked as an editioning printmaker and technician with artists such as; Louis Le Brocquy, A.R. Penck, Michael Farrell, Tony O’Malley, Felim Egan and Barry Flanagan. His work appears in collections including the Irish Embassy, Vienna;



“My work draws its inspiration from the constantly changing urban landscape. As a visual artist the development and redevelopment or indeed the dilapidation of these architectural environments is of central interest to my artistic approach. The work develops out of a familiarity built up by repeated visits to specific urban spaces, which leave a memory and a personal attachment from which I can draw. It is this memory that creates the catalyst for the drawings and onto the process of re-drawing to produce object related, basic emblematic images, inaccessible in a less specified procedure.”


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020 Luminescence, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin, Ireland
2016  “Wiener Blut” Kulturring in Berlin/ KulturbundTreptow, Berlin, Germany
2015  “Wavelength” Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2014  “Swell” Dublin Graphic Studio, Dublin, Ireland
2014  Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, Ireland Solo paintings show: “Quiver”(7/2014)
2012  Dublin meets Kitzeck, Weingut Schneeberger, Heimschuh, Austria
2007  Konstnarernas Hus, Stockholm, Sweden


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Halle de Chartrons, Bordeaux, France Vagabonde Surf and Art Festival
2015 Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland “A Natural Selection”
2014 Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland “A Natural Selection”
2014 Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden “A Natural Selection”
2011 Mechanik, Galerie Part of Art, Retz, Austria
2003-2006 London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy London
2004 Konstnarernas Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 The Little Print Shop, New York, USA
2003 Uffizi Museum, Florence, Italy