David Quinn Bio

Welcome. I’m David Quinn. I was born in 1970 and grew up in Sligo, Ireland. I graduated from the National college of Art & Design (NCAD) in 1991. 

I live and work in Mayo, Ireland. 

One Person Exhibitions

2019 “Joyful Mysteries”, The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
2010 “Hungry Rock”, The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
2007 New Paintings, The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
2005 “Stations”, New Paintings, The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
2003 “The Far Garden”, New Paintings, The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
2001 “Half an Hour of Silence”, Sligo Art Gallery, The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
1999 New Paintings, The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
1997 “Charleville”, The Jo Rain Gallery, Dublin
1995 “Lionhearted”, The Linenhall Gallery, Mayo
1993 “Lost Paintings”, Aer Rianta Arts Festival

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2022 "Person / Presence / Perception", OPW Touring Exhibition, Ireland
2020 Double Estate, The Pearse Museum, Dublin
2017 Royal Hibernian Academy annual exhibition, Dublin
2016 "A Terrible Beauty is Born" The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2011 The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2009 Old Bank of Ireland, Westport
2007 Golden Fleece Awards Exhibition selected by Martin Gale, Fenton Gallery, Cork
2006 Invited Artist, Kinsale Arts Week, Kinsale, Co. Cork, 
2006 Reality Show, Curated by Gemma Tipton, Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co. Kerry,
2006 “Taylor Art Award Highlights” National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
2006 “Contemporary Counterparts” Belltable, Limerick
2005 “2nd Burren Annual Exhibition” The Burren College of Art, Co. Clare
2004 “The West as Metaphor” RHA Dublin
2004 “Graham Crowley, Ronnie Hughes, David Quinn” West Cork Arts Festival
2004 “Royal Hibernian Academy annual exhibition” Invited Artist
2003 “Leabhaír Mór na Gaeilge” exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland
2001 “See it as it is”, Draoicht, Blanchardstown, Dublin
2001 “Looking at Pictures”, Laois Arts Festival 
2000 “Works on Paper” LeMoyne Art Foundation, Tallahassee, USA
2000 “Art of the State” Touring exhibition, Ireland
1999 “A Collection in the making” Irish Museum of Modern Art
1998 “New Still Life” The Jo Rain Gallery, Dublin
1998 “Vital Presence” Belltable, Limerick
1997 “Gateway to Art” Aer Rianta, Dublin
1996 Victor Tracey Award Exhibition, Kilkenny


2007 The Golden Fleece Merit Award.
2003 Featured Artist on “Is Mise an Teanga” documentary film
2000 Selected contributor to the Great Book of Ireland
1999 Mayo County Council Artists Panel
1997 Aer Rianta “Gateway to Art” featured artist.
1996 Victor Tracey Award Nominee
1995 Arts Council Art Flight Award
1995 The Thomas Damann Travelling Award
1992 The Royal Dublin Society Taylor Art Award (Joint First)

Collections (selected)

Irish Museum of Modern Art,
European Parliament, Brussels. 
Irish Embassy, Washington D.C.
Guardian Royal,
Office of Public Works, Ireland, 
Allied Irish Bank, 
Mayo County Council, Ireland,