Orla de Brí – CV/Biography

Orla de Brí


1991-95 NCAD Bronze Casting (practical course)
1990-91 DCVEC Metal Sculpture
1986-90 DCVEC Clay Modelling
1986-89 Grafton Academy of Design


Aer Rianta
Smurfit collection
Naughton collection
Treasury Holdings
Dermot Desmond Collection
Kelly’s collection Wexford
US embassy
Morrison Hotel, Dublin
American Airlines
Iarnród Eireann
Dublin City University
University College Cork
Meath County Council
Bank of Ireland, Collection
Revenue Commissioners
Office of Public Works
Park West, financial business Park, Dublin
Also Private Collections in Ireland, UK, France, Portugal, Australia and USA

Solo Exhibitions

2010 ‘Elements of Sculpture’, Mullen Gallery, Belfast
‘Elements of Sculpture’, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
2006 ‘Shadow’, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
2002 ‘Humanitatum’, Co Meath
1999 ‘Element of Pleasure’, Origin Gallery, Dublin
1997 ‘Sensual Impact’, Origin Gallery, Dublin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Sculpture at Lyons Village Estate, Kildare- Solomon Gallery Dublin
RHA 183rd Annual Exhibition
Mullan Gallery, Belfast
Montreal Art Fair
2012 Europe House, London
Solomon Fine Art, London
Blue Leaf Gallery, Toronto Art Fair
The Barbara Stanley Gallery, London
2011 Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast
Mullan Gallery Summer Show, Belfast
Solomon Fine Art Summer Show, Dublin
2010 Invited Artist, Leinster Gallery, Dublin
2009 Solomon Fine Art, The Merrion Dublin
Spring Forms, Solomon Fine Art, Kildare
Mullen Gallery Group Show, Belfast
2008 Iveagh Gardens, Outdoor Sculpture Show, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
Bracken House, Outdoor Sculpture, Gormley’s Fine Art, Dublin
CASE 08, Lavit Gallery, Cork
Mullen Gallery Group Show, Belfast
2007 ‘Collectables’, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
Opera Festival Outdoor Exhibition (large works), Wexford
Group Show, Green Acres Gallery, Wexford
2006 ‘Collectibles’, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
Opera Festival Outdoor Exhibition, Wexford
Gallery Group Show, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
Group Show Private Collections Gallery, Cork
2005 ‘Sculpture and Gardens’, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
RHA Poetry and Sculpture, Dublin
‘Collectibles’, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
Christmas Show, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
2004 ‘Anois’, Pearse House, Dublin
2003 Group Show, Private Collector Gallery, Cork
Oireachtas Exhibition, Dublin
2001 Hallward Gallery, Dublin
2+Wann, Origin Gallery, Dublin
2000 ‘Women in Art’, Kerry
1999 CODA 999, Dublin Castle, Dublin
1998 Lavit Gallery, Cork
‘Sculpture in Context’, Killmainham Gaol, Dublin
1997 ‘Innocence and Sensuality’, Cill Rialaigh Gallery, Kerry
1997 Group Sculpture Show, Cill Rialaigh Gallery, Kerry
Solomon Gallery, Dublin
1996 ‘From the Landscape’, Cill Rialaigh Gallery, Kerry
The Camac Water Gardens Exhibition, Co. Kildare
Friends of Cill Rialaigh, London, UK
1995 ‘Sculpture in Context’, Malahide Castle, Dubli
Sculpture, (Kerry Gold) R.D.S., Dublin
Claremorris Open, Co. Mayo
1995, 96, 97 Aer Rianta Gateway to Art, Dublin Airport, Dublin
1996, 1997 Sculpture in Context, Dublin

Private Commissions

2013 The US Ambassador
2011 Dr B. Cullen
The Irish Youth Foundation
2010 Smurfit Collection
2009 Commissioned sculpture for Arch Bishop Tutu by St Patrick’s trust
2010 Jerry Hall, UK
2008 Hillary Swank, Los Angeles, U.S.A
Christina Applegate, Los Angles, USA
2007 ‘Tend Me’, and ‘Sitting Pretty’, Venu Restaurant, Dublin
Mc Cabes, Clonskee, Dublin
2006 Butterly Business Park. Dublin
Glen Dimplex
2005 Interior sculptures at the Muckross Park Hotel, Co. Kerry
Morrison Hotel. Dublin
2004 Commissioned sculpture for HRH Princess Anne
2003 Revenue Commissioners, Chairman, Dublin Castle
Commissioned a private sculpture by An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern T.D
Commissioned sculpture for Norma Smurfit by Irish Youth Foundation
Cantwell and Crowley architects, Sculptures for the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin
2002 ‘Femme’, presentation to Pat Kenny, RTE
2001 TG4, Seán Ó Riada, Commemorative Sculptur
1999 Harcourt Development, sculpture for An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
1998 University College Cork
1996 A.T.&T
1996 – 03 Gilmore Communication, Annual Food Writers Award
1995 Coyle and Coyle Accountants

Public Sculptures

2013 ‘Eagle’ The US Ambassadors Residence, Phoenix Park
2012 ‘Perch’ Rathoath, Co Meath 1% Scheme
2010 Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London
Kelly’s Hotel, Wexford
2008 ‘Sphere of Locks’, Dublin Castle, permanent exhibit in the Museum
2007 ‘High Kings’ Killeen Castle, Co Meath
2006 ‘Quiet Mind’, Temporary Installation, Grafton Street, Dublin
E.P.A Wexford
‘Guinit’, roof garden, Plaza Hotel, Westport Co Tipperary
‘Niche’, Mc Cabes builders, Glasnevin Dublin
2005 ‘Humanitatum’, Europa Academy, Swords Dublin
2004 ‘Equilibrium’, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. 1% Scheme
‘Na hArd Ríthe’, Main Cork/ Dublin Road, Co Tipperary.1% Scheme
2003 ‘Converse’, Dundalk, Co. Louth. 1% Scheme
‘Aspects of Persephone’, Four Seasons Hotel Dublin
2002 ‘Source’, National Trucks Ireland, Blanchardstown, Dublin
‘An Tuatha de Danna’, The Gresham Hotel, Dublin
2001 ‘Reborn Images’, Bray Garda stn, Co. Wicklow. 1% Scheme
‘Intrigue’, Harcourt Hotel, Dublin
2000 ‘An Chloch Mhor’, Gaelscoil na Cille, Co Meath
2000 ‘Árd na Marcach Suan’, Bridgend, Co Donegal
1999 ‘The Son of Sisyphus’, Harcourt Developments, Dublin