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Artist: O'hEocha, Mairead

Mairead O'hEocha - Copyright by Sharon Blankson
  • Style: Visual Arts
  • Year: 2024/25
  • Origin: Ireland
  • In House

Mairead O’hEocha paintings are recognised for their contemporary re-interpretations of landscape, still life and the "natural" world. Utilising a mix of languages and subjects, they offer a form of ambiguous ‘time travel, asking what might be an appropriate way today to address our love for both nature and painting itself, while recognising our estrangement from the "natural". 

She is represented in a number of significant exhibitions and publications that have explored contemporary painting practices, including: Slow Painting, Hayward Gallery Touring Programme, UK (2019-2020); A Painter’s Doubt, Salzburger Kunstverein (2017) and Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting), published by Phaidon, 2016. 

Solo exhibitions include: Light Spells Enter, P420 Gallery, Bologna, 2023, Tale Ends and Eternal Wakes, Temple Bar Galleries and Studios (2019-2020); the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2011 & 2015); mother’s tankstation, Dublin (2016, 2012, 2008) and Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (2011). Selected group exhibitions include: the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2020); National Gallery of Ireland (2018); VISUAL, Carlow (2018); Coup de Ville Contemporary Art Festival, WARP, Sint‐Niklaas, BE (2016); Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; Broad Art Museum Michigan, USA (2016), and others.

Her work is held in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Arts Council and the Office of Public Works. She has received several Arts Council awards. She obtained a BA Hons Degree in sculpture from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and in 2004, an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. She will live at the Künstlerhaus from October2024 until March 2025.