Award-winning printmaker Vincent Sheridan was born in County Kildare and studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has been working as a full-time artist since 1981. He has travelled extensively and spent time in the Canadian High Arctic. From 1989 to 1998 Sheridan lived and worked as an artist in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. He returned to Dublin in 1999. In 2007 he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, specialising in Video. He joined the Black Church Print Studio in 2000 and previously served on the Board of Directors.
Animals and birds (especially crows and starlings) continue to feature largely in Sheridan’s work, reflecting the social behaviour, flight dynamics and subliminal ‘brushstroke’ patterns of birds in flight. His images often mirror human group dynamics, modes of communication and social interactions.
Residencies include West Baffin Eskimo Printshop, Arctic Canada; St Michael’s Print Shop, Newfoundland; Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Kerry and Annaghmakerrig, Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Awards include First Prize (graphics), Claremorris International Exhibition (1989); Best Graphics Award, RHA Exhibition (1992); Ernst & Young Purchase Award (1992) and Image Now Award, Best Use of Multimedia in Fine Art (2007). Sheridan has had solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and Canada.
2015 A Lonely Impulse of Delight, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2013 Animation to Murmuration, Draíocht, Dublin
2009 – 2015 RHA, Dublin
2010 Golden Anniversary Exhibition, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
2009 Original Print Gallery, Dublin
2009 Wystawa Poplenerowa, Na Granicy (Where Borders Meet, The Response)
2008 Little Christmas, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2007 Linenhall Hall Castlebar, Co Mayo
2002 Holy Show, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin