Helen O'Leary (Ireland 1961 - )


Born in Co. Wexford in 1961, Helen O'Leary attended the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and went on to receive a BFA and MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987 and 1989 respectively. Awards include the Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome (2018), Hennessy Purchase Award, IMMA (2018), John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2010/11), the Joan Mitchell Award for Painting and Sculpture (1999), two Pollock-Krasner Awards (1996, 1989), and several grants from The Arts Council. She has participated in residencies in the US and France and is currently a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. She lives between Jersey City, USA and Leitrim, Ireland.

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