Gibbons & Nicholas , Stand n° 

N/A - Anita  Groener

Anita Groener N/A

Particles (ii) - Ronnie Hughes

Ronnie Hughes Particles (ii)

Moderne  - Ronnie Hughes

Ronnie Hughes Moderne

Scintilla - Ronnie Hughes

Ronnie Hughes Scintilla

Mesmer - Ronnie Hughes

Ronnie Hughes Mesmer

Oraflor - Ronnie Hughes

Ronnie Hughes Oraflor

Prolonged by a hundred shadows (detail) - Anita  Groener

Anita Groener Prolonged by a hundred shadows (detail)

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists

  • Stephen Chambers

  • Anita Groener  (+)

    Biography : Asking what it is to be human today, Anita Groener explores the tissue of trauma and loss rooted in this question, through drawings, large scale installations, films, and animations. She makes work for what still needs language bringing into play both figurative and abstract geography. Symbolic representation tackles her own history and experience of displacement connecting it with one of the most pressing issues of our time – the refugee crises– and our collective response to it. The artist focusses on specific current events, their archetypal and psychological resonances, tracing urgent connections between people driven from their homes through armed, economic or political conflict and her own life and family. Anita Groener was born in The Netherlands and is based in Dublin, Ireland. In 2005, she was elected a member of Aosdána, the prestigious official association of Ireland’s preeminent culturalproducers. Until 2014 she was a professor at the Dublin Institute of Technology where she also served as the Head of Fine Art from 2004 to 2006.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Anita  Groener - Prolonged by a hundred shadows (detail) Prolonged by a hundred shadows (detail)
    • Anita  Groener - N/A N/A

  • Ronnie Hughes  (+)

    Biography : Born in Belfast in 1965, Ronnie Hughes studied at the University of Ulster, Belfast, receiving an MA in Fine Art in 1989. One of Ireland’s most dynamic abstract painters, Hughes’ elegant and poised works are executed with complex technical skill, yet retain a lightness of touch. While his finished paintings display a diversity of styles, at heart they share a common concern with the lived experience, and what Hughes has described as “the beauty, the fragility and the violence of being.” Hughes, who has been based in Sligo since the mid 1990s, has shown widely both in Ireland and the US. Major solo projects over recent years have included exhibitions at Dublin City Gallery; The Hugh Lane, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast and Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Supernumerary’ at Fenderesky gallery Belfast and ‘Zygotic Tendencies’ presented at Chicago Art Fair and Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles (both projects supported by a Culture Ireland bursary) In 2017 ‘Strange Attractors’, a large survey show of his recent work received a major Arts Council grant to tour the Model Sligo, Limerick City Gallery and the RHA Dublin. The show was accompanied by an extensive publication designed by Atelier and it included texts by Martin Herbert and Joanne Laws. During the tour, NVTV produced a television programme ‘Collapse the Box – Ronnie Hughes’, which featured a 25 minute interview at the RHA. Hughes’ work has been written about extensively and he has received a multitude of awards including a one-year residency in New York (PS1, 1990-91) and three-month residencies at Banff Arts Center, Canada (1994) and Bemis Arts Center, Nebraska (1997). In 2006 he was awarded both the ‘Irish Artist Fellowship’ - a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center and a two-month residency at the ‘Albers Foundation’ in Connecticut. Hughes’ work is held in many public and corporate collections, including both Irish

    Artist's Objects:

    • Ronnie Hughes - Oraflor Oraflor
    • Ronnie Hughes - Mesmer Mesmer
    • Ronnie Hughes - Scintilla Scintilla
    • Ronnie Hughes - Moderne Moderne
    • Ronnie Hughes - Particles (ii) Particles (ii)

  • Helen O'Leary

    Biography : 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.