Sonia Shiel CV
Born 1975, in Dublin.
Forthcoming: Solo Shows
Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin; FLOOD, Dublin, Program Gallery / Foundation for Contemporary Art, Warsaw and the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin. Group: Selective Perspective, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, The Glue Factory, Glasgow.
Selected Solo Shows
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
The Kulturbunker, Frankfurt Culture Department 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 unrequitted' 2007.
Selected Group Shows
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin,IRL, "To Start with, Lets remove the Colour' Curated by Paul McAree, 2012.
The Model, Sligo, IRL, 'Up the Walls' Curated by Seamus Kealy, 2012.
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, IRL, 'Last' 2012.
Atelier Frankfurt, GER, 'AIR' 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.
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 an award-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
Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA ARP, Dublin 2014
Firestation, 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
'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
MA Visual Art Practice, IADT. 2007
BA Fine Art NCAD. 1999
Other/ Seminars & Talks
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
Various Irish and International private and public collections, including the Office of Public Works.