Sarah O’Brien, born in Cork, 1980.
BA Painting, CCAD, Cork, 2003. MFA Painting NCAD, Dublin, 2007. PgDip Third Level Learning and Teaching, DIT 2012
Lives and works in Kinsale, Co.Cork.
Selected shows include: NEW LIGHT, Lewis Glucksman Gallery (2020), RHA OPEN 2020 (Invited Artist), PERIPHERIES Open 2019, Gorey Art School, Gorey, Everything is in everything, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Wish Me a Wonder, Waterford (all 2019) and STREAM PROJECT, Limerick (2018).
Sarah O’Brien’s work is in the collection of The Office of Public Works and has been funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and the RHA.
STRONG BRAVE STRONG, Berlin Opticians Gallery at Poetry Ireland, Parnell Square, Dublin, Ireland.
WHO IS GOSH?, Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere, Co.Cork, Ireland.
STUTTER and FLUID, Bar 8, Galway, Curated by Alicia Lydon/Galway Arts Centre, Ireland.
A CIRCLE DANCE Draiocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland.
VERY COMMON GLORY, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin., Ireland.
PERIPHERIES POST, MATTERS OF TABLE. Gorey School of Art, Gorey, Co Wexford.
FRONTS/BACKS Sarah O’Brien, Fergus Feehily, Glenn Fitzgerald. The Complex, Dublin.
WE CAN DANCE. A presentation of 6 female painters, Susan Montgomery, Sarah O’Brien, Casey Walshe, Aileen Murphy, Sinéad Ní Mhaonanigh, Mollie Douthit. Studio of Susan Montgomery, Castlefreke, Co.Cork.
RHA OPEN (Invited Artist), RHA GALLERY, Dublin, Ireland.
NEW LIGHT, Lewis Glucksman Gallery. Curated by Dr. Fiona Kearney.
WISH ME A WONDER, Garter Lane, Waterford.
EVERYTHING IS IN EVERYTHING, a survey of contemporary painters, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Ireland.
ANOTHER PAINTING SHOW, Sternview Gallery, Cork City.
Berlin Opticians Gallery Launch, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland
Carlow ARTWORKS & Hotron Prize, Visual Carlow. Selected by Eoin Dara.
POSTCARD SHOW, Sirius Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland.
THE END, Soma Contemporary, Waterford, Ireland.
UNFOLD, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Ireland.
THE KINDLY ONES. Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork. Ireland.
BERLIN ROOM, Studio of Pontus Lindvall, Neukolln, Berlin, Germany.
Galway Arts Centre, SYNC, Galway, Ireland.
EIGSE 2012, Visual, Carlow, Ireland.
EverythingSoon, The Joinery, Dublin, Ireland.
HOLDING TOGETHER, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
PAPERWORK, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, Ireland.
CLAREMORRIS OPEN 2009, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Selected by Tom Morton, Hayward Galleries, London.
TIMBUKTU, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, Ireland.
WINTER SALON, Temple Bar Galleries & Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
FAX ON/ FAX OFF, Artist Led Archive, Galway Arts Centre and Catalyst, Belfast. Curator Megs Morley
Arts Council of Ireland, Visual Arts Bursary, Round 2.
Arts Council of Ireland, Agility Award Round 1.
Arts Council of Ireland, Visual Arts Bursary Round 1.
Cork County Council, Cork Printmakers & West Cork Arts Centre Unfold project. Selected as one of 3 artists to participate in a project that facilitates an exploration of printmaking through a supported, mentoring process. Culminates in exhibition at Uilinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen. Ireland.
Dublin City Council Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award.
Arts Council of Ireland, Young People Children and Education (YPCE) Bursary.
Temple Bar Galleries and Studios. (TBG&S) Project Studio Award, Dublin, Ireland.
Thomas Dammann Student Travel Award, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.
VAN September 2012. SYNC. Maeve Mulrennan.
CIRCA 121, Autumn 2007 Critics Choice. P.38. Sinead Halkett.
METRO, June 4 2008. WEATHER GIRL. Lucy White.
Publication to accompany exhibition of same name, West Cork Arts Centre, Project Twins.
Artist publication. Pilot Plot. This artist book documented a retreat to west Cork (2010) and back to studio award in TBG&S, Dublin, (2011). The book is funded by Cork City Arts Office as invited by artist/curator Stephen McGlynn.
CORK CAUCUS on art, possibility & democracy. National Sculpture Factory. Ed. Trevor Joyce & Shep Steiner. Gatherings on the Grounds of Art. pp.258-261.
SÍM, Reykjavik, Iceland. 2 week studio residency.
Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry. 1 week residency.
The Guesthouse Project, Cork. 1 month residency including artist presentations.
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Newbliss, Co.Monaghan. Dublin City Council Arts Office Award (2 weeks).
WORLDS END, The Guesthouse, Cork, in conjunction with National Sculpture Factory and Crawford College of Art and Design.
West Cork Arts Centre, Artist in Residence . March 2010.
Curfew Tower Residency, Cushendall, Co. Antrim. Curated by VOID, Derry.
Mount Graham International Observatory, Safford, AZ. USA. Studio research residency at the University of Arizona, supported by RHA.