Sonia Shiel CV

Forthcoming Solo Shows
The Crawford Gallery, Cork.

Selected Solo Shows
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, IRL. 'Rectangle, a written thing, ' 2017
Art Box, Dublin, IRL. 'Pet Boy and the Bird's Dream - Prologue,' 2016.
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, IRL, 'Here, While the Bees are Sleeping,' 2015.
ISCP, New York, US, 'Where There's Light, Where's Hope,' 2014.
The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Project Space, Dublin, IRL, 'Parse,' 2014.
Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, IRL, 'Misadventure Seeks Rainy Afternoon,' 2013.
The Galway Arts Centre, IRL, 'Man with a Fableous Tail,' 2012.
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, IRL, 'The Human Race,' 2012.
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, FRA. 'Gone to Heaven,' 2011.
Kulturbunker, Frankfurt, GER. 'The End of The World in Pictures,' 2011.
Black Mariah, Triskel, Cork. IRL, ‘Compared to the Prettiest Thing You've Ever Seen’ 2010.
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin. IRL, ‘Bran New Brains’ 2010.
Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallery I and II, Dublin. IRL, ‘More Rules than Road’ Curated by Patrick Murphy, 2009.
The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny. IRL, ‘The Brief Tremendous.’ Curated by Anna O'Sullivan, 2008.
Ard Bia, Berlin. GER. ‘The Great Escaped’ 2008.
FOUR. IRL, ‘Babel’s Biting the Moon’ Curated by Linda Quinlan, 2007.
The Cable Factory, Helsinki, FIN. ‘Small as in Epic’ 2007.
Banff Centre for the Arts, Calgary, CA '1000 Times Unrequited' 2007.

Selected Group Shows
HIAP Helsinki FIN, 'Henrietta hyvä...' Curated by Nadja Quante, 2016.
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, IRL. Artist as Writer 'Readings,' 2016.
Rua Red, Dublin, IRL, 'Carnage Visors,' Curated by Paul McAree, 2016.
The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, IRL, 'Motivational Deficit,' Curated by Dawn Williams, 2014.
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, IRL, 'Fieldworks,' Curated by Chris Clarke, 2014.
The Irish Museum of Modern Art, , Dublin, IRL, 'Unseen Presence,' Curated by Janice Hough, 2014
ISCP, studio project supported by the Art and Law Fellowship Program, New York, US, 'Consent Volenti' 2014
Rua Red, Dublin, IRL. 'Must Go On' Curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey, 2014
The Glue Factory, Glasgow, UK. 2013
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, IRL. 'Selective Perspective' 2013
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, IRL, "To Start with, Lets remove the Colour' Curated by Paul McAree, 2013.
The Model, Sligo, IRL, 'Up the Walls' Curated by Seamus Kealy, 2012.
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, IRL, 'Last' 2012.
Atelier Frankfurt, GER, 2011.
Ormston House Gallery, Limerick, IRL, 'Monkey Wrench' 2011.
The Galway Arts Centre, IRL, 'We Are Playing at Exploring' 2011.
Silver Cloud Gallery, London, UK. 'Cartoon' 2011.
The Hub, Kinsale, IRL, 'Point to Point' 2011.
Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, IRL, ‘Bizarre Bazarre’ 2010.
Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, IRL, 'Dawn of an Aspect’. Curated by Mary Cremin, 2009.
Preview, Berlin. GER. 2008.
Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin. IRL, ‘Timbuktu’ 2008.
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Dublin.IRL, ‘I can/can I?’ 2008.
Kerlin Gallery. Dublin. IRL, ‘Phoenix Park.’ 2008.
Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin. IRL, ’32,000 years later’ 2007.
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin. IRL, ‘The Big Store’ 2007.
The Work House, Birr. IRL, ‘Synthesia Sat’, Curated by Paul Murnaghan, 2007.
House Projects, New York. US. ‘Sheltering Daydreams.’ Curated by Mary Cremin, 2007.
House Projects, Dublin. IRL, ‘Boast of Quietness.’ 2007.
Broadstone XL, Dublin. IRL, ‘Rabbit Run’ 2006.

Selected Awards

The Arts Council, Visual Artist's Bursary Award, 2017
DLR Event / Project Support Grant, 2017
UCD Artist in Residency Award, Arts and Humanities 2016
The Arts Council, Visual Artists Bursary Award, 2015
The Arts Council Project Award, for projects in 2014
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, 2013
Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA Artist in Residence Program, Dublin, 2013
The Arts Council, Visual Artists Bursary Award, 2013
Firestation Studios, Residency Award, (Dublin) 2012
The Arts Council, Travel and Training Award, (Paris), 2011
The Arts Council, Travel and Training Award, (Frankfurt), 2011
City of Frankfurt Artist in Residence exchange program with TBG+S, 2011
The Arts Council, Artists Bursary Award, 2010
Shortlisted for the AIB Award, nominated by TBG+S, 2009
Ard Bia Residency, Berlin 2008
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Membership Residency 2007
The Arts Council - Travel and Mobility Award 2007
HIAP/TBG+S Residency Award Finland 2007
Culture Ireland Award 2007
The Tony O’Malley Award. Butler Gallery 2007
The Arts Council - Projects Award (for House Projects) 2007
Banff Leighton Studio Residency, Calgary, Canada. 2006
Hennessy Craig Award, RHA Gallery 2005

Residencies
UCD Artist in Residency Award, Arts and Humanities 2016
Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA ARP, Dublin, 2014
Art & Law Fellowship Program, Fordham Law School, New York, 2014
International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP, New York, 2014
Fire Station Studios, Dublin, 2013
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France. 2011
City of Frankfurt Artist in Residence, Frankfurt, Germany. 2011
Ard Bia, Berlin, Germany. 2008
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin 2008-2011
Helsinki International Artists-in-Residency Program, Finland. 2007
Banff Centre for the Arts, Leighton Studios, Calgary, Canada. 2005

Recent Bibliography
'Fieldworks', published by the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, 2014
'Creative Ireland: The Visual Arts [Contemporary Visual Art in Ireland 2000 – 2011]' by Noel Kelly & Seán Kissane 2011.
Sonia Shiel’, published by RHA, Dublin, 2009 with ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ text by Mark Hutchinson 2009
and ‘A Resolute Vulnerability’ text by Chris Fite Wassilik 2009
Sheltering Daydreams’ by Catherine Bernard. 2008
Handmade’ by Patrick Murphy, RHA, Director. 2008
Babel’s Biting the Moon’ by Charlotte Bonham-Carter. Independent curator. 2007
A Carpenters Omelette’ by Dave Dyment. Mercer Union, Toronto. 2007

Education

MA Visual Art Practice, IADT. 2007
BA Fine Art NCAD. 1999

Other/ Seminars & Talks

Fordham University, New York 2014
National College of Art and Design, Artist talk, Dublin 2012
RTÉ Radio 1: Arena. Man With A Fableous Tale.(Galway Arts Centre) Aired 2012.
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Open Studio, Paris 2011
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Artists Talk, Frankfurt 2011
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Discussion on Bran New Brains, Mark Hutchinson and Chris Fite Wassilak, Dublin 2010
RTÉ Radio 1: Arena. Bran New Brains. Aired 13 August 2010.
The Glucksman Gallery, UCC Artists talks series, Cork 2010
National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Visiting Artist Series and visiting lecturer. 2009, 2010, 2011
TBG&S. Discussion ‘On painting and Potentiality’ Mick Wilson and Frances McKee, Dublin 2008
Helsinki International Artist Program, Public Residency Talks with Hubert Czerepok, Helsinki 2007
TBG&S, Studio Residency Seminar Series, Dublin 2008

Collections

Various Irish and International private and public collections, including the Arts Council of Ireland and the Office of Public Works.

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