About

Maeve Curtis’ art practice is based in Galway in the West of Ireland.  A graduate of National University of Ireland, Galway she had a ten year corporate management career under her belt when she decided to study Fine Art.  In 2007 she gained a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from GMIT, Ireland.  Awarded the AIB Graduate of the Year in Paint and Galway City & County Council Emerging Artist Awards, her work has been selected for numerous juried shows, most recently for the Pallas Periodical Review, Dublin (2011).  Curtis has had two solo exhibitions with Galway Arts Centre, Ireland (2008) and Norman Villa Gallery, Ireland (2010).  Her work is among many private collections and has also been purchased by the OPW for the collection of the President of Ireland (2008) and for the collection of Galway City Council, Ireland (2011).  Selected for the prestigious Threadneedle Prize (2011), her work has been exhibited at the Mall Galleries, The Mall in Central London.


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Awards
2011 Culture Ireland Travel Award
2007 Galway City and Galway County Council Emerging Artist Award
2007 AIB Graduate of the Year in Paint
   
Education Record
2003 - 2007 First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art
  Cluain Mhuire, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland
 
1994 Honours Degree in Italian, Sociology and Politics
  National University of Ireland, Galway
 
Solo Exhibitions
November 2010 I wait towards you, pale with the effort of it
  Norman Villa Gallery, Galway
 
October 2008 An absence of evidence is not evidence of absence
  Galway Arts Centre, Galway
 
Selected Group Exhibitions


November 2011
Pallas Periodical Review

Selected by Ruth Carroll, Carl Giffney, Mark Cullen & Gavin Murphy



David Beattie, Morton Feldman, Bea McMahon, Seán Shanahan, John Smith,Mark Clare, Maeve Curtis, Gillan Lawler, Aidan Lynam, Fergal McCarthy, Not Abel, Cecily Brennan, Carol Anne Connolly, Emma Houlihan, Andreas Von Knobloch, Nevin Lahart, Joseph Coveney, Michelle Considine, Barbara Knezevic, Colm Mac Athlaoich, Maggie Madden



Pallas Studio Project, Dublin


Sept-Oct 2011 The Threadneedle Prize & Exhibition
  Selectors Julie Lomax, Head of Visual Arts, Arts Council England,
  Lisa Milroy, Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art
  and Geoffrey Worsdale, 2011 Turner Prize Juror and Director,

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1
 
September 2011 Trust curated by Mark Cullen
  New work by Maeve Curtis, Kate Molloy and Beth O'Halloran
  The Niland Gallery, Galway, Ireland
 
April 2011 What are you thinking?
  curated by Austin D.H. Ivers
  The Niland Gallery, Galway, Ireland


November 2010 Living on the Edge; People, Place and Possibility
  curated by Michelle Browne
  Tulca Season of Visual Art, Galway, Ireland


July 2010 Enrage
  curated by Ian McInerney, Black Mariah
  Galway Arts Festival, Ireland


November 2008 Impressions Open
  curated by Robert Kennan, Bonham Print Collectors, London
  Galway Arts Centre, Ireland


April 2008 Young Artists 3 person show
  Norman Villa Gallery, Galway, Ireland


December 2007 Winter Exhibition 3 person show
  Claremorris Contemporary Art Gallery, Co Mayo, Ireland


November 2007 Tulca Season of Visual Art, Galway
  curators Aideen Barry and Louise Manifold, Ireland


September 2007 Claremorris Open Exhibition
  curator Ingrid Swenson, Director of PEER, London


July 2007 Graduate Selected Show
  curator Aideen Barry, Ireland
  Glor Arts Centre, County Limerick


July 2007 Iontas Small Works Exhibition
  curator Michael Dempsey, Ireland
  Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo


August 2006 RDS Student Art Awards Exhibition
  Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show


September 2005 Claremorris Open Exhibition
  curator Andrea Shlieker, Turner Art Prize Judge/
  Serpentine Gallery, London


November 2004 Tulca, Season of Visual Arts, Galway
  curator Michael Dempsey, Ireland
  Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
 
Public Art Projects


May 2012
The Crocodile Heads are’.. in the House’

Galway Arts Centre, Galway


February 2011 Hidden (poster print)
  Upstart
  Jervis Street, Dublin, Ireland


November 2011 Driftwood
  In collaboration with The Crocodile Heads, Rehabcare, Casla
  Put a lid on it
  Galway Arts Centre, Ireland
 
Public Collections
Galway City Council Collection, Ireland (2011)
OPW, Office of the President of Ireland (2008)

Memberships
2007 – present Visual Artists Ireland
2007 – present 126 gallery, Galway
2011 - present Ormston House, Limerick
Chairperson
   Jan 2010 – Dec 2011
Engage Art Studios, Galway
The Niland Gallery, Galway


Freelance Art Workshop Facilitator
2003 - present
Galway Arts Centre, Galway
2009 - present
Cancer Care West, Galway
2009 - present
Rehabcare, Galway


Publications
‘The Threadneedle Prize’, John Mulcahy, Irish Arts Review, Autumn 2011
‘Galway Artist in running for major British Art Awards’, Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser, 4 Aug 2012
The Threadneedle Prize 2011 Catalogue, The Mall Galleries 2011
Pallas Periodical Review, Pallas Project, 2011
‘The ghost in the machine’, Galway Advertiser, April 2010
Maeve Curtis In profile City Tribune, Galway 2010
Claremorris Open Catalogue 2005 & 2007
Tulca Festival of Visual Art Catalogue 2004 & 2010
Claremorris Contemporary Art Gallery Exhibition Catalogue 2007