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EDUCATION

1990 – 1993    Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, BA (hons) Architectural Glass,

1989 – 1990    Middlesex Polytechnic, London, Foundation Art and Design,

1987 – 1989    Stevenage College, Hertfordshire, BTec NDD Constructed Textiles,

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015    Solas, Glass Society of Ireland members show, Ireland

            Royal Ulster Academy 134th Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland

            Portfolio@Solomon:Glass, Solomon Gallery, Dublin

            Fragile and Fugitive States of Being, Solo show, Sunburst Gallery, Newtownards, Northern Ireland

2014    Vriji Glass Retropespective, Galerie SousTeree, Netherlands 

2013   Art In Action, Waterperry House, Oxford, England

            Art in Action - Winners!  Vessel Gallery, London

            Three x 3, Garter lane Arts Centre, Co.Waterford, Ireland

            Aesthetica Art Prize 2013, 100 contemporary artists, York St Mary’s, England

            Gather, Irish contemporary glass,Shanghai Art Fair, China

            New Glass - Ancient Skill, Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Boness on Windemere, England 

2012    Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland

            Metamorphosis, PS2 Gallery, Belfast , Northern Ireland.

            British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Mill. Stourbridge, England

           Shanghai art fair, Shanghai, China

            Engaging with Glass, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA, USA

            Three x 3, The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

           AiR, Naughton Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

            Elements, Sheng Ling Gallery, Shanghai, China

2011    Enclosure: Vessels, Contemporary Glass Society

            On the Brink - Contemporary Glass, Belfry Arts Centre, Norfolk, England

            Three x 3, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, Northern Ireland

            Engaging with Glass, Solstice Gallery, Navan, Ireland    

2010    Contemporary Glass, Belfry Arts Centre, Norfolk, England

            Essence of the British Glass Biennale, London Glassblowing, Bermondsey Street, London

            British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Mill. Stourbridge, England

            Three x 3 , Craft NI Gallery, Belfast

            Three x 3, Signal arts Centre, Bray, Co.Wicklow, Ireland

2009    Designers Makers, FE McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, Northern Ireland

            Royal Ulster Academy 128th Annual Exhibition, Northern Bank, Belfast, Northern Ireland

            Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Awards, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland

            Visions in Glass, Jerpoint Glass, Kilkenny, Ireland

            Glass Echoes 2, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London

2008    Royal Ulster Academy 127th Annual Exhibition,Titanic Drawing Offices, Belfast, Northern Ireland

            British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Mill, Stourbridge, England

2007    Window on Studio Glass, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, Northern Ireland

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

2016    Travel on the wind, Sanctuary spaceNorthern Ireland Hospice, Belfast

2015    Ebb and Flow, Entrance Foyer Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast

            Synthesis, Garden of Reflection, Derry Londonderry, Northern Ireland

2014    Entrance Foyer, Community Diverse city Partnership, Derry/Londonderry

2012    Shelter within, Architectural glass, Skainos, Belfast, Northern Ireland 

            Irises, suspended sculpture, New Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland 

            Meadow Flowers, architectural glass, New Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

2011    Still Blue Water, architectural glass Macmillan Palliative Care Unit, Antrim, Northern Ireland

            Water Lilies, architectural glassMacmillan Palliative Care Unit, Antrim, Northern Ireland

2010    Heritage Reflections, sculptural glass installation, PTCC, Portadown, Northern Ireland

            Dance me to the light, architectural glass, Forster Green, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2009   On the Wing, suspended sculpture, Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, Belfast

            Hey Diddle Diddle, glass screens, New Downe Hospital, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

2008    Magnolias, architectural glass, Bluestone, Craigavon and Banbridge Trust, Northern Ireland

            Harmonies, architectural glass, Bluestone, Craigavon and Banbridge Trust, Northern Ireland

2007    Seasons Change, architectural glass, Lincoln Avenue Health Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

            Healing hands, glass work, Lombardi Cancer Center, Washington DC, USA

2006    Time to Grow, architectural glass, Slievegran, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

            Circle Works, architectural glass, LakewoodUlster Hospital, Northern Ireland

2005    Time to touch the green, architectural glass, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2013    Support for the Individual Artist, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

2012    Art in Action, Contemporary Glass Award, British Glass Biennale 

2008    Support for the Individual Artist, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

2004    Support for the Individual Artist, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

2003    Support for the Individual Artist, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

 

SELECTED RESIDENCIES

2012    Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co.Kerry

2011    Belfry Arts Centre, Overstrand, Norfolk

2010    Belfry Arts Centre, Overstrand, Norfolk

            Penland Schol of Crafts, NC, USA

2007    Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

2004    North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland

2003    Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016    Visiting Artist, University of Washington, WA

             TA, Scott Benefield, Urban Glass, NY

             TA, Scott Benefield, Pratt  Fine Arts, WA

2014    TA, Amber Cowan, Pilchuck Glass School, WA

            Vessels and Form Consciousness, Matt Eschuke, Pratt, Seattle, WA 

            TA, Scott Benefield, Pattern and Process, Pilchuck Glass School, WA

2013    TA Carmen Lozar, Pilchuck Glass school, WA

            Demonstrating Artist, Art in Action, Oxford, UK 

2011    Narrative Flameworking, Carmen Lozar, Penland School of Craft NC

            Glass Art Society annual conference, Seattle, WA

            Visiting Artist, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2009    Glass Art Society annual conference, Corning, NY

            TA for Scott Benefield, Pittsburgh Glass School

            Shane Ferro/Lucio Bubbaco, Master class, Studio Bubacco, Murano

2008    Contributing artist, Communal Nest, public installation by Susan Taylor Glasgow. 

            Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, USA

            Shane Ferro, Master class, Stourbridge , UK 

            International Festival of GlassStourbridge, UK

            Glass Art Society annual conference, Portland, OR, USA

            Demonstrating Artist, Cane drawing on the blown formCo- facilitated with Scott Benefield. 

            Flowerfield Arts Centre, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

2007    Structural Integrity, Chris McElroy, Pitsburgh Glass centre, PA

            BeCon Conference, Kiln Glass in Architecture, Portland OR, USA

            Visiting Artist ,Vrij Glas Foundation, Zaandam, Holland

2006    Demonstrating Artist, Roll upsCo- facilitated with Scott Benefield Flowerfield Arts Centre, 

            Coleraine, Northern Ireland

            Visiting Artist, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

            Glass Art Society annual conferenceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

            Demonstrating Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, USA

2003    Inspirational Awakenings, master classes and conferenceWaterford, Ireland

 

COLLECTIONS

2012    Gangtai Art Museum of Shanghai Gang Tai Cultural Development Co Ltd. 

2008    Arts Council of Northern Ireland

2004    North Lands Creative Glass

 

PUBLICATIONS

Glass Art, Volume 30 #5 Sept/Oct 2015, Humanising Healthcare Through the Arts p12-16

Glass Trends, issue 6, July2013

Glass Network, issue 42,March 2013

New Glass Review 32,  May 2011

Glass Art Society newsletter, December 2010, The British Glass Biennale review

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, April 2010,The Cancer Centre Collection p.5-16

Southern Health and Social care Trust, December 2008, Integrated Art at The Bluestone Unit

Select design/interiors/style décor, Winter 2008, Clear creativity, p. 55

Perspective vol17/No.6/ November – December 2008, A caring environment, p. 47

GLASHAUS 4/2008, photo Series Studio Glass in the UK Part 2. p. 11

The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts 127th Annual Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, October 2008, p. 43

The Visual Artists News Sheet, September 2008, Art in the Public Realm, p. 28

British Glass Biennale, exhibition catalogue, August 2008, p. 78

Culture Northern Ireland, online article, March 2007, A Healthy Appreciation for Art

Arts and Culture in Northern Ireland, Baseline survey, 2004, p. 18

Article, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, November 2005, p. 6

Gloine, No.38, The Journal of The Glass Society of Ireland, Time to Touch the Green, p. 14