The RHA Friends are invited to meet artist Geraldine O’Neill and discuss her upcoming exhibition Solastalgia.
O’Neill lives and works in her native Dublin. She studied at the National College of Art and Design and in 2008 she completed her MFA. Elected to the Royal Hibernian Academy (2013) and Aosdána (2015). Aosdána was established by the Arts Council of Ireland to honour those Artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the Arts in Ireland. Her work is held in many public and private collections, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Ireland, European Central Bank and Trinity College. Must recent exhibition include; 360, Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, USA (2021). New Perspectives, National Gallery of Ireland, (2021), Blue, Garterlane Waterford (2020), 21stCentury Ireland in 21 Artworks, (2019) Glebe House, MAKing Art PAINTing, Draíocht (2019), Many Worlds, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2017), Hold To The Now exhibition, SLAG Gallery New York, (2015) and solo exhibition Many-World Interpretation agus rudaí eile nach iad, Kevin Kavanagh (2017). Her work is to be included in the forthcoming publication, Irish Art 1920-2020 Perspectives on a Century of Change, published by the Royal Irish Academy and edited by Dr Yvonne Scott and Catherine Marshall.
O’Neill is well known for her large scale many layered meticulous paintings interweaving images from art history with depictions of contemporary objects and people. At the core of her work is a message that decay is inevitable, our time is limited and our fragility exposed.
Exclusively for RHA Friends. Booking essential.
Image: Geraldine O’Neill, Nead a chine, Oil on linen, 25x36cm.