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- Mary-Ruth Walsh Studio and Art History Tutor

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Arts

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HA19

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College Street

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My Biography

BIOGRAPHY
2004   MA Fine Art Goldsmiths College University of London

2001   BA Fine Art and Art History, National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Walsh has been selected for exhibitions both nationally and internationally and was awarded the Artist’s Residency Programme in the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) Dublin. She has received awards from the Arts Council of Ireland and her work includes research and curating; Walsh co-curated an exhibition titled Utopia Ltd of UK and Irish artists in the Highlanes Gallery and Wexford Arts Centre.

Walsh has a specific interest in Eileen Gray, Jonathan Swift and Brian O’Doherty aka Patrick Ireland.

See the web site www.maryruthwalsh.com for up to date information.

Research

Published Writings:


2014, Essays on Brian O’Doherty in forthcoming Ashgate publication; editor, Mia Lerm Hayes (forthcoming)


2013  Body Conscious; essay on a year long exhibition programme of 3 exhibitions for WHAT (Waterford Healing Arts Trust) (forthcoming)


2013  O’Doherty Un-Freezes a Beating Heart, VAI March-April


2012 Estate of Mind: Walsh Discusses Her Conceptual Installation/Performance, ‘Real E-State’, Visual Artists Ireland, Jan-Febhttp://visualartists.ie/articles/van-januaryfebruary-2012-estate-of-mind/


2011 Hints of the Outside World, a SOMA & IMMA publication, SOMA Contemporary Box, Waterford, curated by Paul Hallahan


2009 Visual Artists Ireland, How is it Made? Interview with Fergus Byrne


2009 Dance Ireland, January issue, re-representation of the body:


2007  Visual Artists Ireland, Exercises in Folkatronica, March 


2006   Irish Times: Wonder  Walls, by Gemma Tipton; photographs of Patrick Ireland’s Cassa Dipinta by MR Walsh


2006  Catalogue essay, Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland: A Retrospective; inaugural exhibition, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane


2005  Context:  Special theme - Art Work, (Volume 4 Issue.2.)  Editor: Gemma Tipton


2003  “A labyrinth in a Box: Aspen 5+6”, Special Theme: Word and Image. CIRCA (issue 104) Guest editor: Dr. Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes


2003  Ab Initio Diploma in Fine Art, document for Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC), Dept. of Education and Science on behalf of Gorey School of Art, Wexford & Carlow Institutes of Technology

Teaching

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Critical Art Debates
  • Studio Project Proposals
  • Contemporary Art History
  • Studio Tutor

From her continuing involvement in the art world, Walsh brings fresh insight into the classroom with current art debates. These are presented in challenging yet accessible ways. She is an advocate for the arts and for students and has successfully nominated students for the NEU/NOW European award.

In 2003, Walsh was commissioned to research and write the Ab Initio Diploma in Fine Art, document for Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC), Dept. of Education and Science on behalf of Gorey School of Art, Wexford & Carlow Institutes of Technology. It was successfully awarded.

Professional

Walsh has presented research on her own artwork and on other artists in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Hugh Lane-Dublin City Gallery, London's Whitechapel Gallery, Trinity College Dublin and Wexford Arts Centre

Her exhibitions and awards include:

Solo Exhibitions

2014  RUA/RED forthcoming solo exhibition

 
2012  Nonuments to a New International, Cross Gallery, Dublin

2011  Ever dream of owing a house in Dublin? St. Patrick’s Close Developments present…Real E-State a performance-installation, coincided with Dublin Contemporary, supported by the Arts Council & Irish Museum of Modern Art. www.reale-state.ie 


2011 Strangely Familiar Shades of Gray, Galway Arts Centre

2010 Nonuments to the Third International, Garter Lane Gallery, Waterford

2007 Still Life, Wexford Arts Centre; commissioned exhibition with interview and panel discussion; chair: Gemma Tipton; reviewed Circa 122

2006 White Goods 3, Sligo Art Gallery

2004  White Goods 1, Goethe Institute, Dublin

 

Selected Exhibitions


2013  Strangely Familiar Shades of Gray, film scheening, IMMA as part of
Artist’s Talk series, coinciding with Eileen Gray Retrospective (forthcoming)


2013 Beyond the Frontier, artist’s films screened in 1900-2000th century shop windows, Wexford County Council, curator: Deirdre Southey


2013 After & Since, Eileen Gray international tribute exhibition, Newtownbarry House; curator Anya von Gosseln

2012  SCOPE, Miami, Cross Gallery

2011 Drawing Out Gray Areas, Process Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.


2011 CUBEOpen 2011, Centre for the Urban Built Environment, Manchester. www.cube.org.uk


2011 Utopia Ltd, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda Arts Festival & Wexford Arts Centre - a UK-Irish exhibition, Brendan Earley, Blaise Drummond, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, David Mabb, Lizzie Sanches, MR Walsh. Co-curators  David Mabb & MR Walsh


2011 Building Material, The Architectural Association of Ireland, an online, image-based project http://www.architecturalassociation.ie/blog/sg/second-test/


2011 Pencil to the Plough, Cross Gallery, Dublin, group show: John Beattie. Miriam de Burca. Ian Charlesworth. Felicity Clear. Elizabeth Ellis. Clodagh Emoe. Brian Fay. Joanna Kidney. Marco. Jane Proctor. Tom Ryan PPRHA. Marcel Vidal. Mary Ruth Walsh. Michael Wann.


2011 Three Colours Blue, SOMA Contemporary, Waterford


2011 Airport for Shadows, Cross Gallery (coinciding with Dublin Contemporary)

2010 CUBEOpen 2010, Centre for the Urban Built Environment, Manchester. www.cube.org.uk


2010  PAR AVION, Parlour No.19, Siena, Italy, www.parlourdoor.com


2010 Structures Within An Intervention, Guild Art Gallery, New York


2010 An Artists Impression, A Curated Publication for the Dock Discourse. Curator Aideen Barry & 126 Gallery, Galway


2010 Éigse Retrospective, Visual, Carlow


2009 when all through the house, a nomadic exhibition space, parlour, New York City, www.parlourdoor.com


2009 The 2nd Annual 126 Members' Show, Galway


2008 Twosome Twiminds, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, inaugural opening with Shane Bradford UK, Kris Emmerson UK, and Mary-Ruth Walsh 


2008 MARK drawings & multiple: Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, Shane Bradford, Kris Emmerson, Amanda Coogan, Damien Flood, Ida Mitrani, Clive Murphy, Caroline McCambridge, Mary Ruth Walsh


2008 Folkatronica, Visual Artists Ireland, The Sugar Club, Dublin


2008 24-hour non-stop-art; Arts Council of Ireland Touring Experiment, Wexford Arts Centre


2008  Healing Arts Trust, Waterford Regional Hospital

2007  Seconds :  Multiples, Wexford Arts Centre, curator Aileen Lambert

2006 Invited Éigse, Carlow, Utopias, curator, Cliodhna Shaffrey (catalogue and Irish Times review)

2005  White Goods 2, Iontas Award Exhibition, Sligo Art Gallery (catalogue).


2005  Iontas, Sligo Art Gallery.


2005  Grace, invited exhibition for Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre, Waterford, (catalogue)

2004  Goldsmith’s College, London, UK. MA Show


2004   MA curator’s-on-going-show, Goldsmiths College, London


2004  Icescream, Farringdon, London

2003 nth art, international group show, OLS&Co Gallery, Mountgrove Rd., London


2003 Iontas, National competition touring Nth Ireland, Limerick & Sligo Art Gallery

2002 dedalus, curator, Pádraig Timoney, Context Gallery, Derry, toured Nth Ireland

2001 Box 2001, Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland & A Labyrinth in a Box: Aspen 5+6, Mary-Ruth Walsh, Southampton College, New York


2001  Degree Show, National College of Art & Design, Dublin (catalogue)

2000 Odyssey, Group Show, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin (catalogue & coordinated 64-tudent show)

1999  Sensationless, Group Show, Vicar St. Dublin 

1998   Absolute Secret, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin

 

Awards & Residencies


2013             Artlinks Mentoring Award
2013             Create: National Development agency for Collaborative Arts

2011             Studio Award,  Artists Residency Programme, Irish Museum of Modern                        Art, Dublin
2011             Arts Council, Visual Art Project

2009             Studio Residency, Basekamp, Philadelphia, USA
2009             Travel Award, Arts Council of Ireland
2009             Emerging Visual Arts Award, Ire. short-listed
 
2008             Travel Award, Arts Council of Ireland

2008             Wexford County Council Art Collection, juried selection, Ire.   

2006             Media Residency Award, Exercises in Folkatronica, Visual Artists Ire.

2004             Exhibition Award, Iontas, Sligo Art Gallery, Ire.

2004             Alsop Building Award, shortlisted, Goldsmith’s College London

2004             Wexford County Council, Visual Art Bursary for Post Graduate studies  

2001             Travel Award, Arts Council of Ireland

Other

Bibliography
2011 Irish Times, And Now Back to the Studio, Gemma Tipton, October 22 p 8-9
2011 Irish Times, It’s only a Paper House, October 13
2011 The Phoenix, State of the Arts, May 6, 2011, p46
2011  Dnote; Strangely Familiar Shades of Gray
2011  Utopia Ltd. Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, catalogue
2011  Irish Times Magazine Art Listings, Can’t See That? Catch This, p25
2007  Circa Magazine (IRL) Gemma Tipton, p 72-3. Volume 122.
2006   Irish Times Newspaper (IRL), Aidan Dunne, 14 June. 
2005 Circa Web Publication (IRL), Rosie Bennett,            http://www.recirca.com/reviews/2005/maryruthwalsh/mrw.shtml
2005  Goethe Institution & Sligo Art Gallery,(IRL)Rosie Bennett, catalogue
2005   Circa Magazine (IRL), p 64, Volume 113.
2004 Joyce in Art, The Lilliput Press Ltd. (IRL), Dr. Christa Maria Lerm Hayes, p251
2000-2013    Catalogues, various

Membership of Professional Bodies:

Visual Artist Ireland (VAI)

National Irish Visual Artists Library (NIVAL)