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1943 Born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
1960-64 National College of Art, Dublin
1986 Elected member of Aosdána
Lives and works in Dublin

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1974 Notes from a Mental Hospital, The Emmet Gallery, Dublin
1976 The Emmet Gallery, Dublin Mews Gallery, Dublin
1981 Lincoln Gallery, Dublin
1982 Painting '82, Lincoln Gallery, Dublin
1983 Lincoln Gallery, Dublin
1984 Lincoln Gallery, Dublin The Octagon Gallery, Belfast
1986 Hendricks Gallery, Dublin
1987 Coffeeville Arts Center, Kansas City Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
1988 Bring Flowers, Bring Candles, Fischer Fine Arts, London Hendricks Gallery, Dublin

1989 Patrick Graham: Paintings and Drawings, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles Traveled to: Muhlenberg Center for the Arts, Allentown, PA (exhibition for the National Conference of the Mid Atlantic Art Museums Association) Patrick Graham: Paintings and Drawings, Arts Triskel Centre, Cork, Ireland

1991 Patrick Graham: New Paintings and Drawings, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles Pasadena Community College Arts Center (work chosen for permanent exhibition at the New College Library of Art)

1993 Patrick Graham: Selected Works, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles

1994 Patrick Graham: The Lark in the Morning, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin Traveled to: The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland Plain Nude Drawings/Studies for the Blackbird Suite, Galway Arts Festival, Ireland

1995 Patrick Graham: Paintings, Belfast International Arts Festiva Fenderesky Gallery,Queens University, Belfast
1996 Somewhere Jerusalem, The Green on Red Gallery, Dublin

1997 Patrick Graham: Continuum, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, L.A. International Art Invitational

1998 Patrick Graham: Continuum, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California

2000 Patrick Graham: New Work, The Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Patrick Graham: New Work, The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

2001 Breath: An Exhibition of Painting and Drawing, The Civic Arts Centre, Tallaght, Ireland

2002 Looking Back to Now: A Retrospective and Contemporary Work, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles Patrick Graham, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin

2003 Patrick Graham: Recent Work, Vangard Gallery, Cork, Ireland Patrick Graham, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland

2007 Patrick Graham, The Civic Arts Centre, Tallaght, Ireland Patrick Graham, Vangard Gallery, Cork, Ireland Patrick Graham, Alternative Entertainment, Dublin Ireland

2008 Patrick Graham: CRIT, Broadcast Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2009 The Quick and the Dead, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland (One of four solo exhibitions: see Group Exhibitions)

2010 Fact of the Matter, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles

2012 Patrick Graham: Thirty Years –The Silence becomes the Painting, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco . February 4 - April 14, 2012 Traveled to: American University Museum, Wash., D.C. Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, MO

2013 Patrick Graham, Embassy of Ireland, Berlin, Germany The Silence Becomes the Painting, The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery, Stephen F. Austin University, TX


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1965 Group 65 and Matrix Shows
1966 1916 1966 Commemorative Exhibition, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin
1967 The Undersigned, Irish Times Gallery, Dublin
1977 The Mews Gallery, Dublin
1978 The Emmet Gallery, Dublin Impressions, The Keaneys Gallery, Dun Laoghaire Independent Artists, Sir Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin
1979 Independent Artists, Project Arts Center, Dublin
1980 Independent Artists, Sir Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin
1981 Gorey Arts Center, Wexford, Ireland Making Sense Ten Irish Artists, Arts Council Touring Exhibition
1983 Independent Artists, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
1984 Independent Artists, Bank of Ireland, Dublin The October Exhibition, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin Brian Maguire/Patrick Graham, Octagon Gallery, Belfast
1985 Guinness Hop Store, Dublin Brian Maguire/ Patrick Graham, Pentonville Gallery, London
1986 Four Irish Expressionists, Northeastern University Gallery, Boston; Boston College Gallery, Boston; Richards Gallery, N.U.B., Boston
Festival Celtique, Lorient, France Edinburgh, Dublin Exchange, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland
1987 International Contemporary Arts Fair, Los Angeles Vincent Price Contemporary Drawing Collection, Statewide U.S.A (touring exhibition) The Edge, Aorta Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1988 Invitational International Cultural Festival, Baghdad, Iraq (prize winner)
1990 Censorship USA, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, (exhibition including Mapplethorpe, Rops, Hesketh, Burkhardt) Irish Art: The European Dimension, RHA Gallery, Dublin A New Tradition: Irish Art of the Eighties, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
1991 Integration and Transformation (opening exhibition), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, catalogue Death as a Creative Force, Chapman College, Orange, California Parable Island: Some Aspects of Recent Irish Art, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, catalogue In a State, Kilmainaham Gaol, Dublin The Fifth Province: Some Contemporary Art from Ireland, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada (touring), catalogue Art Inc. - And Exhibition of Art from Corporate Collections, Cother- The Business Council for the Arts
1993 In Memory of Vincent Price, Vincent Price Gallery, East Los Angeles College The Vincent and Noleen Ferguson Collection, The Rita Gallagher Gallery
1993 94 Images and Insights, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, exhibition catalogue
1995 Famine, The George Moore Society, Claremorris, Ireland, (and international touring), catalogue The Spring Collection, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
1995 96 Visiting Artists 1985 1995 Touring Exhibition,
Graphic Studio, Dublin (touring), catalogue Acquisitions, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
1997 Irish Twentieth Century Art from the Municipal Gallery, Dublin Traveled to: The Hokkaido Museum, Hokkaido, Japan The Mitaka Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo The Yamanashi Prefecture Museum Skin Deep, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin Evidence of Love, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
1998 When Time Began To Rant and Rage - Figurative Painting from Twentieth-Century Ireland, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool October 16 - January 10, 1999 Art into Art, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin It=s Not The Size That Counts- Small Treasures II, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Inc. Transcendence- An Exhibition Celebrating Works of Irish & Irish American Artists, Mount San Antonio College Art Gallery
1999 Kilkenny Arts Festival, Freshford, August 15 - August 22 Drawing Thinking, The RHA Gallery, Dublin When Time Began to Rant and Rage - Figurative Painting from 1999 cont. Twentieth-Century Ireland, Traveled to: Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA Grey Art Gallery, New York University The University of Michigan Museum of Art Building the Future, Royal Hiberian Art Gallery, (auction)
2000 Shifting Ground: Selected Works of Irish Art 1950 - 2000, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin Artists' Century, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin Ireland
2001 Patrick Graham, Patrick Hall, Chung Eun Mo, Michael Warren, Vanguard Gallery, Cork, Ireland International Offerings, Los Angeles International, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
2002 Images of Women, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles Eight Painters, Kilkenny International Arts Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland The Paradise, The Douglas Hyde Gallery
2003 Requiem for War, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
2005 On Reflection B Modern Irish Art 1960s - 1990s: A Selection from the Bank of Ireland Art Collection, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland Exhibition Catalogue: Illustrated Color Plate p.46. Art of Engagement, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA Nineteen Plus 1: Artists-in-Residence Retrospective Exhibition, Visual Arts & Media Studies Division, Pasadena City College The West as a Metaphor, RHA Gallery, Dublin
2006 Drawings and Etchings, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Ireland Inaugural Exhibition, Hillsboro Fine Arts, Dublin, Ireland International Artists, Hillsboro Fine Arts, Dublin, Ireland
2008 Other Men's Flowers, Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland Good Friday, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, MO Leaves and Papers, Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland Footfalls: Patrick Graham and Michael Warren, Hillsboro Fine Arts, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Good Friday: The Suffering Christ in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, MO The Quick and the Dead, Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland Modern & Contemporary Works, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles.
2010 Good Friday: The Suffering Christ in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, MO Connected/Disconnected/Re-connected: The art of Patrick Graham and John Philip Murray, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland. Catalogue. Group Exhibition, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
2011 Gravity, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland Heads, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco Some Assembly Required: Assemblage and Collage, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
2013 Changing States: Contemporary Irish Art & Francis Bacon's Studio, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium


Recognized by his nation as a "living national treasure" through his election to the Aosdana Society, Graham's profound impact as an artist has been credited by art historians with changing the face of Irish painting, from academic and English-centric, to an expansive, neo-expressionism that plumbs the depths of personal consciousness and the memories, songs and poetry, of his childhood in the Irish countryside. In his paintings and drawings, Patrick Graham creates meditations in the form of landscapes and iconic imagery that touches upon questions pertaining to reality, the meaning of life, and the search for faith in a world of diminishing absolutes.

"In this world of silence, no truth exists, there is the abandonment of power that truth manifestly becomes in that other world of dogma, ideology and aesthetic certainty. The silence becomes the painting, the painting comes from silence. It is the moment when painting is no longer an act of doing or making but of receiving. This is no ego shape here, no facilitative reply to aesthetic notions, whether historical or contemporary, there is only that desperate faith of the abandoned and… there is the discovery and rediscovery of 'Art', which is exhilarating." Patrick Graham

Graham often speaks about the power that emerges from this silent waiting as being redemptive in his life.

Graham's work has been the subject of notable museum and gallery exhibitions all over the world, including the National Gallery of Ireland, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Grey Gallery, Walker Art Gallery, The Berkeley Art Museum, Trinity College, The Hokkaido Museum, Japan, the University of Michigan, Northeastern University, The Hugh Lane Gallery, City College of Pasadena, California, and others.