Martina Galvin Biography

Academic Qualifications
Masters Degree in Fine Art Practice and Theory at the South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Cardiff Wales, The course was divided 50/50 between theory and practice, and all aspects of art theory, philosophy and art criticism were discussed on a weekly basis.
Batchlor of Arts with Ist Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting at the National College of Art and Design, Thomas Street, Dublin, Ireland.
Foundation Course at the National College of Art and Design, Thomas Street, Dublin, Ireland

Selected Exhibitions and Group Shows
2016 Awarded Arts Council Individual Bursary to support studio practice and development.
2015 Awarded studio at Independent Studios, Eustace Street, Temple Bar. (3Years)
2014 ‘Air between Form’ a solo exhibition at Pallas Project Gallery, Dublin.
2014 Ormond Studios, Dublin Five year anniversary group show.
2014 ‘Sculpture 1600 -2000 Art and Architecture of Ireland Vol 111.’ Included in book.
2014 Winter Open – Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre,Tallaght, Dublin 24.
2014 Exploring Spaces curated by Marianne O’ Kane Doyle, Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena.
2013 Pallas Periodical Review 3 Group Show
2011 Fractures, lines and light 3 person show at The Red Stables Gallery, St. Annes Park, Dublin
2011 Aldborough House Solo photographic exhibition, Five Lamps Arts Festival, Dublin.
2009 Blue Wall Hanging St. James Hospital, main foyer, Dublin.
2008 Huan Solo Exhibition at Red Stables Gallery, St. Annes Park, Dublin
2008 Coloured Wall Drawings Callanstown Primary School, Clogherhead, Co.Louth.
2008 Earth + Sky Sculpture in the Parklands at Lough Boora, Tullamore, Co Tipperary.
2008 Bog Landscape Permanent commission – Blackrock Primary School, Co.Louth.
2008 Coloured Wall Drawings Permanent work in Court House and OPW Offices, Ardee, Co.Louth.
2007 Coloured Perspex Boxes Military Exhibition, Collins Barracks, Dublin.
2007 Adborough House photographs (solo exhibition) Book Museum, Lodz, Poland, as part of the Foto Festival.
2006 Solo Exhibition Aldborough House Photographs at Tinahely Courthouse Gallery, Tinahely, Co.Wicklow.
2005 Cork, Group show ‘Vinyl’ at the Christian Brothers School, O’Sullivan Quay, Cork.
2005 Cork, Group show ‘Forty Shades of Green’, Glucksmann Gallery, Cork. Show toured America for two years.
2004 Dublin, Group show Temple Bar Group Christmas Show, Dublin
2004 Donegal, Group show Cavanor Gallery, Temple Bar Studio Show
2004 Limerick, Group show National Self Portrait Collection, University of Limerick, New Editions Show.
2002 Qatar Desert Installation Solo project in Doha, Qatar, Persian Gulf.
2002 New York Installation Group Show Site specific Project,Fort Tompkins, Staten Island, New York.
2001 ‘Reclaim’ Solo show, Kaunas Gallery, Lithuania
2001 New York Research Project, Staten Island, New York
2000 Loughmacneen Sculpture Trail (cross boarder project, North and South of Ireland)
2000 Paraxo 2000, Andorra, Italy (site specific installation)
1999 Kilkenny Sculpture at Kells, Kells, Kilkenny, Ireland
1999 Chicago Grotesqueness of Desire, Inside Art, Chicago, USA
1999 Aggregatzustand Simple constructions, PaulLinke, Ufer, Berlin, Germany
1998 CAOC presents Birkenau at Walden-Kunstausstellungen, Berlin, Germany
1998 The Bridge Construction in process IV, Melbourne, Australia
1997 Meitheal-Wspoinie Artists Museum Centre, Lodz, Poland
1997 CAOC Front Art Unwahr `Kunstamt, Kreuzberg, Bethanien Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1996 ‘Copernicus, skin of earth’ Solo show, 68 Elf gallery, Cologne, Germany.
1996 ‘Copernicus, skin of earth’ Solo show, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios Dublin, Ireland.
1996 ‘I have not seen a Butterfly’ Temple Bar Gallery; Triskel Arts Centre, Cork; Siamsa Tir, Tralee; Limerick City
Gallery, Limerick; The Old Museum Gallery, Belfast.
1995 ‘Skin of earth and sky’ Solo show, Wyscodnia Gallery, Lodz, Poland.
1995 Israel Construction in Process-”Co-Existence”, Negev Desert.
1995 Finland Group Show – Turku.