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Patrick Graham

Recognized by his nation as a “living national treasure”, 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. His paintings have been in numerous museum exhibitions.

Exhibitions/Bio

BIOGRAPHY:

 

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 WorkJack 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

  • 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

Awards

1959‑1963      National Three Year Scholarship ‑ National College of Art, Dublin

1960‑1962      Prize for Drawing, Royal Dublin Society

1964                Diploma in Fine Art,

National College of Art, Dublin

1966                1916‑1966 Commemorative Exhibition,

Prize winner, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin

1981                Independent Artists,

Award for Painting of Outstanding Merit

1988                Silver Medal: Baghdad International Festival of Art

Gold Medal: Oireachtais Exhibition, Dublin

 

Patrick Graham has been the recipient of numerous Travel Awards and Purchase Awards from the Arts Council of Ireland.

Panel Discussion at MOCRA about Patrick Graham