Cormac O’ Leary CV/Biography

Cormac O’ Leary

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015/16  The Barbara Stanley Gallery , London

2014 Chimera Gallery, Ireland

2013 The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2012 Custom House Gallery, Westport, Co. Mayo
2011 Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry
2010 The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2007 / 09 The Barbara Stanley Gallery, London
2004 / 06 / 08 Vangard Gallery, Cork
2003 Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
2002 Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
2000 / 05 Clotworthy Arts Centre, Co. Antrim
1999 / 01 / 03 / 05/ 08 Hallward Gallery, Dublin
1999 / 01 / 03 Sligo Art Gallery

2/3 Person Exhibitions

2016 Between Sky & Stone, with Caitriona O’ Leary

2015 Art of Visibility, with Sarah Foust The Courthouse Gallery, Co Clare, Ireland

2013 Remembering Light & Stone, with Caitriona O’Leary, Doorway Gallery, Dublin
2005 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 09 with Caitriona O’Leary, Cat & Moon Gallery, Sligo
2005 With Philip Lindey & Caitriona O’Leary , The Barbara Stanley Gallery, London UK
2004With Philip Lindey & Brian Smyth, The Barbara Stanley Gallery, London UK
2002 With Caitriona O’Leary, Lavit Gallery, Cork


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, UK
2013 Hunter’s Moon festival, The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Small Talk, Westport Arts Festival, Co. Mayo
‘An issue worth mentioning’ Cairde Arts Festival, Yeats Building, Sligo
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London UK
The Wool Campaign, Somerset House, London, UK
2012 Source Art Fair, RDS, Dublin
CASe, Lavit Gallery, Cork
Summer Show; The Doorway Gallery, Dublin
2011 Invited Artists; Christmas Show, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
Things that matter, Westport Arts Festival, Mayo
Lavit Gallery at Boole Library, University College, Cork
2010 Reinspired – an artistic navigation of the Erie Canal, Rochester, NY;
Folsom Library, Troy, NY; The Italian Cultural Institute, New York City
Art for Haiti, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton
2009 Irish Landscape, Redrag Gallery, UK
2008 Tripod; A slice of Art, Fairgreen House, Galway
2007 Journeys; Castletown House, Co. Kildare
(Toured to Louvain Institute for Ireland in Europe, Leuven, Belgium; University of Ulster, Belfast;
Coast Gaurd Station Arts Centre, Waterford; The Mellennium Forum, Derry.)
2006 Tribute to Beckett, Vangard Gallery, Cork
2005 ‘1 in 4’ Art Auction, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
‘Tsunami Art Auction’; Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin
2004 C2; Contemporary Art from Cork, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
Eigse, Carlow Arts Festival (Invited Artist)
2003 – 09 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2003 – 10 Wexford Arts Festival
2003 Boyle Arts Festival, Co Roscommon
Blink – 5 years; Linenhall Arts Centre, Ballina Co. Mayo
2002 Cormac O’Leary & Caitriona O’Leary, Lavit Gallery, Cork
2001 Sligo Arts in Context, Airfield House, Dublin
The Art of Hurling, Kenny Gallery, Galway
2000 Emerging Art II, Kilkenny Castle
(Toured to Burnavon Arts Centre, Tyrone, Newry Arts Centre, Co. Down, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co Kerry)
Works on Paper, LeMoyne Art Foundation, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Aer Rianta – Gateway to Art, Dublin Airport
1999 Coast to coast, Lavit Gallery, Cork
1998 A Platter of Art, Lavit Gallery, Cork
1997 Masks at the Hawkswell, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
1996 Dermot Healy’s Writing, The Blue Raincoat Theatre, Sligo
1995 Generation, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
1993 3 of a Kind, McCanny Building, Sligo
1992 Christmas Show, Model Arts Centre, Sligo
1990 / 91 / 94 / 95 / 99 / 01 Iontas, National Small Works Open Exhibition, Sligo Art Gallery (Toured)
1990 / 91 / 94 Claremorris Open Exhibition, Mayo
1989 International Mini-print Show, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

Public  Collections

Leitrim County Council
Nazareth House, Sligo
Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo
IIB Bank, Ireland
Cork County Library Collection
Sligo County Library Collection
Crawford Municipal Art Collection, Cork
Allied Irish Banks
Office of Public Works
Dept. of Finance & Personnel, Northern Ireland
Dept. of Enterprise, Trade & Employment
Royal Hospital, Donnybrook, Dublin
Wellwoman Centre, Dublin
Shay Cleary Architects, Dublin
UniCredito Italiano, Irish Financial Services Centre, Dublin

Represented in private collections in Ireland, UK, Spain, Portugal, Belgium,Germany, USA and Australia.

Awards / Residencies

2010 Artist’s Residency – Vermont, USA
2006 / 10 / 12 Artists’s Bursary, Leitrim County Council
2001 Iontas Painting Award
2000 Milliken Bros. Art Materials Award
1999 / 04 Studio Residency, Cill Rialaig Artist’s Retreat, Co. Kerry
1999 Studio Residency, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
1993 / 94 Irish Arts Council / An Chomarile Ealiaonn Grants
1991 D. O’Sullivan Graphics Ltd., Best Student Award