My Biography


Born and raised in Spiddal, Co.Galway.

TRAINING

  • 2004 – 2008 Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork.
  • 2002 - 2003 National College of Art & Design, Dublin.


QUALIFICATIONS / AWARDS

  • 2016  America Art Awards - 4th place tie in Humour category for 'Pig in a G-String' painting.
  • 2008 Artfest 2008 Award-Cork Institute of Technology.
  • 2008 Runner-up for Public Sculpture Commission, Spiddal National School.
  • 2008 B.A.Hons. Fine Art & Sculpture, Crawford College of Art & Design,Cork.
  • 2007 B.A. in Fine Art, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork.


ARTISTS RESIDENCY:

  • 2015 The Custom House Gallery & Studios, Westport Quay, Co.Mayo.
  • 2014 Cill Rillaig - Ballinskelligs, Co.Kerry.


CD COVER COMMISSION:

  • 2017  Gynaecologist in the Jacuzzi - Marie Cadden, Galway.
  • 2015 Celtic Kirtan- Macushla- Stefan Andre Waligur, U.S.A.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 

  •  2015 'Women & Wine'- Massimos, Galway City.
  •  2015 'Neon Classical' - The Quay Kitchen', Galway City.
  •  2014 ' Vegetables En Vogue' - Cafe Mono, Westport, Co. Mayo.
  •  2013 'Pig In/Pig Out' - Cava Restaurant, Galway City.                     
  •  2013 'Neon Classical' - Purple Root Cafe, Westport, Co.Mayo.                  
  •  2012 'On the Way Home' - Purple Root Cafe, Westport, Co.Mayo.                        
  •  2010 'Seductive Mythology'- Town Hall Theatre, Galway.
  •  2010 'Spiddal Landscapes'- The Courthouse - Spiddal, Galway.
  •  2009 'Kinsale Landscapes'- The Spinnaker - Kinsale, Cork.
  •  2009 'Flavour of the Fortnight'- Sirens - Patrick St. Gallery, Cork.


TWO WOMAN SHOW:

  • 2013 'Sirens, Greeks & Tangled Hierarchies' - The Backstage Theatre, Longford.
  • 2009 ‘Heron Exhibition’- Heron Gallery, Ahakiste, West Cork.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2015 - 'Cadden ,Murphy & O' Boyle' - Clifden Arts Festival, Statioin House Theatre, Co.Galway.
  • 2013 - Eigse Festival -The Library in Spiddal, Co.Galway.                                     
  • 2012 - 'Windows 20' - Cavan Crystal Hotel.
  • 2010-2011  Curator of monthly 'Ten Artists' collective expo, Temperance Hall, Kinsale, Cork.
  • 2008 'Fledglings' – Emerging Artists, Lavit Gallery, Cork.
  • 2008 'Soup' - B.A. Hons. Grad. Show,Crawford College of Art & Design,Cork.
  • 2008 Life Drawings On Show, Munster Fine Art, Adare, Co. Limerick.
  • 2008 Life Drawings On Show, Fellini’s Art Gallery, Cork.
  • 2008 Life Drawings on Show, The Russell Gallery, Burren, Co. Clare.
  • 2008 ‘Fresh Faces’ 3-Woman Show, Utopianation, Cork.
  • 2007 'AC/D3' - B.A. Graduation Show, E.S.B. Building, Cork.


PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

  • 2014 Kinsale Series - The Stokes Collection, Galway.
  • 2014 Cava Bodega, Galway City Centre ( 6 paintings )
  • 2009  St.Vincent's Hospital, Cork ( 2 lithographs)
  • 2008 Cork Institute of Technology: -Three sculptures (2 bronze, 1 mixed media)


PUBLICATIONS:

  • 2016 -Publicity Poster- 'Playboy of the Western World' - the musical.
  • 2016 - Poetry Book Cover - 'Gynecologist in a Jacuzzi' by Marie Cadden.
  • 2012- 'Windows 20 Publications' - Featured Artist.
  • 2010 -Book Cover Illustration - 'Behind the Mask' - poetry anthology.


 REVIEWS:

  • The Huffington Post- (Thom Blerdz)- World's Best Humour Artists....18th November 2016.
  • Galway Advertiser (Ruth Cadden ) - Clothed Classical Nudes Not Classy enough says Artist Jan 22nd 2015.' 
  • Galway Advertiser ( Charlie McBride ) - 'Seductive Mythology' at The Town Hall, Galway. Dec 9th 2010.
  • Circa Art Magazine ( Elaine O' Sullivan ) - featured Crawford Hons. Degree artist - Autumn 2008.
  • Irish Examiner ( Marc O' Sullivan ) - featured artist 'Fledglings' at Lavit Gallery. 30th Aug 08
  • Irish Examiner  ( Marc O' Sullivan )- featured Crawford Hons. Degree artist - 21st June 2008

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  1. Ruth Cadden avatar
    Ruth Cadden Jan 26, 2015

    Louise! thank you so much for your wonderful email! I really appreciate it and love all that your saying here Louise. Although I have no children I would still share the concerns that you have for your daughters and for all the young women growing up in this funny society! Mind you! having a wise and open minded mother will keep them in the right frame of mind! ;) Thanks so much again Louise and I’ll keep you posted if they make it to a new venue, All the best, Ruth x

  2. Bob avatar
    Bob Sep 17, 2015

    I meant what I said.   Great minds think alike about trees (and fools seldom differ, of course).  Here’s to fools and trees.