Biography

Eamon Colman was born in Dublin 1957. He is an elected member of Aosdána since 2007 in recognition of his major contribution to Irish culture.

His professional career spans from 1979, having created over thirty-six solo exhibitions nationally and Internationally. Most notably he was invited to host a retrospective of his work ‘Panorama: A Review’ at The Strule Arts Center, Omagh 2013; ‘Monument’ Stern Studio Gallery, Vienna 2011; ‘Before the dark gets stronger than the light’ Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Center, Tallaght, 2010; ‘Remnant’ The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, USA, 2008; ‘Salt River’ The Oriel Queens Hall Gallery, Wales 2010 and 2006; ‘Breath of the River’ Galleri Caernarfon Cyf, Wales 2007. A major mid term exhibition of his work ‘Post Cards Home’ was held at The R.H.A. Dublin in 1996 accompanied by a Monograph by Brian McAvera, ‘Dreams From The Lions Head, The Work of Eamon Colman’ by Four Fields Press.

He exhibited on a bi-annual basis in the Rubicon Gallery, Dublin from 1990 to 2003 and since 2004 at Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin.

A 25-year retrospective of his work is featured in Profile 25  – Eamon Colman (Gandon Editions, Kinsale).  His work can be viewed in his representative gallery: Hillsboro Fine Art, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Eamon Colman in his studion

CurriculumVitae

Chronology

1957

Born Dublin

1993-1995

Chairperson, The Artist Association of Ireland

1993-1996

Board Member of The Sculptors Society of Ireland

1995-2000

President, The European Council of Artists

2000-2004

Board Member of The Butler Gallery Kilkenny

2007

Elected Member of Aosdána

Solo Exhibitions

2016

  • Stern Studio, Vienna, Austria (invited)

2015

  • Walking at three miles per hour, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, 19th July through to 30th August

2014

  • Panorama: A Review, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
  • Scattered Showers, Christchurch Gallery, Triskel Arts Center, Cork

2012

  • There is no season for margins, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin

2011

  • Monument, Stern Studio Gallery, Vienna, Austria, invited

2010

  • Before the dark gets stronger than the light, RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24 – invited
  • What is real or actual, everything or nothing, Oriel Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth, South Wales

2008

  • Remnant, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St Louis, USA
  • Vantage, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin – catalogue

2007

  • Breath of the River, Galeri Caernarfon Cyf, Wales

2006

  • Between Bog and a Sagging Wall, Vangard Gallery, Cork
  • Knot of Souls, South Tipperary Arts Center, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
  • Salt River, St. David’s University, Lampeter, Wales
  • Salt River, Oriel Queens Hall Gallery, Wales
  • Salt River, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin

2004

  • Africa 22º – 35º S, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin (limited edition artist’s book)

2002

  • Walking Vermont, Vermont Studio Centre USA (catalogue)
  • Vangard Gallery, Cork

2000

  • Rain on Water, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

1999

  • Frederickshaven, Denmark

1998

  • Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Palais des Congres, Lorient France
  • River Walk, Vangard Gallery, Cork

1997

  • Post Cards Home, R H A Gallagher Gallery, Dublin (monograph)

1996

  • Digging for Pearls, Rubicon Gallery Dublin

1995

  • Digging for Pearls, Driochead Arts Centre, Drogheda

1994

  • Home of the Snake King, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

1992

  • Islands, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

1991

  • One man show, Sligo Arts Week, Sligo

1990

  • India, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
  • Dreams from the Lions Head, Rubicon Gallery Dublin

1998

  • Solo Exhibition Monaghan County Museum

1984

  • Grafton Gallery, Dublin

1982

  • Tulfarris Gallery, Wicklow

1980

  • Tulfarris Gallery, Wicklow

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

  • Catherine Hammond Gallery, West Cork (invited)

2015

  • Eigse Arts Festival, VISUAL, Carlow
  • Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon (invited)
  • Impressions of WB Yeats, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo (invited)

2014

  • Hillsboro Fine Art, Christmas Exhibition 2014, Dublin
  • VUE, Irish Contemporary Irish Art Fair, RHA Gallery, October 30th – Novemrber 2nd
  • Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, Mid Summers Exhibtion

2013

  • VUE, Irish Contemporary Irish Art Fair, RHA Gallery

2102

  • The Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, USA (three person exhibition)

2011

  • RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin – invited
  • Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon – invited

2010

  • Kilkenny Arts Festival – strand 2, invited
  • Boyle Arts Festival (invited)

2009

  • Fís, invited curator NOVAS Liverpool, UK

2008

  • Fís, invited artist – part of Liverpool Capital of Culture, UK

2007

  • Colour Fields, Draíocht Arts Center, Dublin (invited)
  • Nicholas Gallery, Belfast (invited, catalogue)
  • RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
  • Art Miami, Hillsboro Fine Art, USA

2006

  • RHA Banquet Exhibition (invited)

2005

  • Eigse, Carlow
  • RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
  • Boyle Arts Festival
  • Wexford Arts Festival
  • Kilcock Art Gallery
  • Nicholas Art Gallery, Belfast
  • Amber Arts Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2004

  • Eigse, Carlow
  • RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
  • Irish Art, Angera Italy, to coincide with Irish Presidency
  • Grand Gala, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
  • Christmas Exhibition Hillsboro Fine Art

2003

  • RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
  • Greenacres Gallery, Wexford Opera Festival
  • Eigse, Carlow
  • Kilkenny Arts Festival, Fringe

2002

  • Eigse, Carlow

2001

  • Eigse, Carlow

2000

  • Aer Rianta, Dublin Airport

1998

  • Dye House Gallery, Waterford

1997

  • Small Works, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
  • Landscape & Recollection, The Ballinglen Experience, RHA Gallery

1996

  • Irish Art, Dillon Gallery , London
  • RHA Annual Exhibition , Dublin

1995

  • Irish Art, Singapore
  • Irish Life Mall, Dublin
  • Civic Forum, Barcelona, Spain
  • RHA Annual Exhibition Dublin

1994

  • Banquet, Exhibition , RHA Galllagher Gallery Dublin
  • An t-Oireachtas, Guinness Hops Store, Dublin
  • Iontas, Sligo Art Gallery & RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
  • Irish Artists, Donal / Maxwell, Philadelphia USA

1993

  • Monaghan Arts Centre, Monaghan Open
  • Irish showcase Exhibition, Hong Kong
  • Touchstone Gallery, Hong Kong

1992

  • RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
  • Contemporary Irish Art Society Exhibition, Hugh Lane Municipal
  • Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin

1991

  • RHA annual Exhibition, Dublin
  • RHA Banquet Exhibition, Dublin
  • Boyle Arts Week, Roscommon

1990

  • Images from Ireland, Brussels
  • European Artist of Promise, Brussels
  • Echoes, Rue de Spa, Brussels
  • RHA Banquet Exhibition, Dublin (invited)

1988

  • Claremorris Open, Mayo
  • Celtic Vision, Bank of Ireland, Dublin
  • An t-Oireachtas Exhibition, Dublin
  • EV&A Limerick
  • Open Circle, Scotland
  • De Bello Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Canada
  • Irish Art, Knapp gallery

1987

  • S.A.D.E 1987, Cork

1986

  • Independent Artist Guinness Hops Store , Dublin
  • Eamon Colman / Nick Miller, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
  • John Piper/ Eamon Colman, Winsor Arts Centre London
  • Celtic Vision Mueseo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain
  • Celtic Vision Palacio Municipal de Exosition, Spain
  • Living Art Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Dublin

1984

  • EV&A Limerick

1982

  • An t-Oireachtas Exhibition

Awards, Residencies & Commissions

2015

  • Arts Act Award, Kilkenny Co. Council

2009

  • Ballyfermot Travellers Action Project – Book Project (residency) Traveller Peace Pin – Pavee Point commission to design a symbol pin against violence

2007

  • Dungarvan Community Hospital % for art commission (shortlisted)
  • Cill Railaig Project (invited to work with Niall Nessans / Master Print maker), residency
  • Ballinglen Art Foundation, residency, Co. Mayo
  • Inish Lacken Project, Connemara, Co. Galway (residency)
  • Uni Truck, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2005

  • CCAT Interreg Major Award for touring exhibition in Wales

2004

  • Arts Act Grant, Kilkenny County Council

2002

  • 1% For Art Commission, Roscommon Arts Centre
  • Full Fellowship Award from The Vermont Studio Centre USA

2001

  • Eigse, First prize painting
  • 1% For Art Commission, The Bell Centre, Darndale, Dublin
  • The Euro World Project, First prize with Crumlin Children’s Hospital

2000

  • Art flight awarded by the Arts Council of Ireland

1999

  • Residency in Hirsholmene, awarded by the Danish Council of Artists

1996

  • Arts Council of Ireland, Materials Grant

1995

  • Arts Council of Ireland, Major Artist Bursary

1993

  • Arts Flight to New York, Arts Council & Aer Lingus
  • S.I.P.T.U. Print Award

1992

  • Ballinglen Arts Foundation, residency Co. Mayo
  • Set design for “After the Picnic” by Evelyn Waugh, Players Theatre Trinity Collage

1991

  • Irish Arts Council Materials Grant

1989

  • E.V.& A First Prize Painting
  • Artist in Residence Tyrone Guthrie Centre
  • Studio Exchange for one year to India, The Calcutta Artist Union, Nov.1989 – 1990

1987

  • Purchase Award S.A.D.E

Teaching, Talks & Lectures

2015

  • The National Gallery of Ireland: Artist in residence Culture Night 18th September
  • Voice Box, invited guest speaker at VISUAL, Carlow, August
  • Walking at three miles per hour; artist talk Hillsboro Fine Art, August
  • The National Gallery of Ireland: Celebrating 150 Years in 2014 50th Christmas Family Art Holiday, Invited artist “In conversation with Evelyn O’Rourke” RTE, 28th December

2014

  • The National Gallery of Ireland: Artist in Residence, Culture Night 19th September
  • Oriel Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth, Wales, Artist Talk, 10th May 2014

2013

  • Culture Night, Roundstone, Co. Galway, Artist Talk 22nd September
  • The National Gallery of Ireland: Artist in Residence, Culture Night 21st September
  • Panorama – Artist talk, Strule Arts Center, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
  • Eamon Colman in conversation with Dr. David Brancaleone, Triskel

2012

  • The National Gallery of Ireland: Artists Face to Face, “Eamon Colman – The artist and his studio in Kilkenny” invited artist lecture, 16th September
  • The National Gallery of Ireland: Drawing Day, invited host artist, 19th May

2010

  • Rua Red, Tallaght – artist in residence to co-inside with exhibition, November
  • Eigse, Carlow – master class at Kilgreany House

2009

  • Tallaght Children’s Art Festival, working with local primary and secondary schools on a week long project
  • Ballyfermot Travellers Action Project, Book Project linked with women’s and children’s groups in Ethiopia

2008

  • Webster University, St Louis USA – artist in residence to co-inside with exhibition
  • Since 1998 The National Gallery of Ireland, Drawing Studies Programme – host artist

2008 – 2009

  • Summer Children’s Art Camp, Kilkenny

2002

  • Roscommon Arts Centre – working with local groups, secondary and primary schools, Tulsk Interpretative Centre, historians, County Museum, Poet – Nicholas Mc Laughlin towards hosting an exhibition in the Arts Centre as part of a 1% For Art Project

2000 – 2003

  • Mentor, Pavee Point Dublin, group and one on one teaching

2001

  • The Bell Centre, Darndale – workshops with local children and drug rehabiliation centre towards creating a public art sculpture for the centre

1999 – 2000

  • The Euro World Project with Crumlin Children’s Hospital – terminally ill ward (to design a flag and tea set design for the Millennium – first prize)

1998 – 2003

  • Brushstrokes Independent Art School, Dublin

1996 – 2003

  • Woman’s Refuge Bluebell, Dublin an I.M.M.A Outreach Programme

Bibliography

Newspaper & Magazine Reviews
  • Niall MacMonagle, Vigil by Eamon Colman, The Sunday Independent, 13.9.15 ‘The Pleasue List’, Living magazine.
  • Brancaleone, David Dr., ‘Visual Conversation’ David Brancaleone Talks to Eamon Colman about his painting in Visual Artist Newsletter, March / April 2014
  • John P. O’Sullivan, The Sunday Times, Culture Magazine
  • Leach Hughes, Cristín, “Eamon Colman – Scattered Showers”, The Sunday Times, Culture Magazine May 26, 2013
  • Leach Hughes, Cristín, “Hue and cry over nature” The Sunday Times, Culture Magazine, November 28, 2010, p.14
  • Mc Avera, Brian, “Between Abstaction and Landscape” Irish Arts Review, Spring 2007 – cover page & p.62 – 67
  • Dunne, Aidan, “Salt River, Eamon Colman at Hillsboro Fine Art”, The Irish Times, April 27, p.14
  • Felder, Tess, “The Constant Gardener”, The Kilkenny People, April 7 2006, p.27
  • Ni Mhurchu, Aingeal, “Eamon Colman, Walking Vermont, Vangard Gallery” Irish Examiner, June 28, 2002
  • Ewart, Mark, “Walking Vermont, by Eamon Colman”, Irish Times, June 25, 2002
  • Clancy, Luke, “Eamon Colman, RHA Gallagher Gallery” Irish TImes, March 12, 1997
  • Dunne, Aidan, “Homesick messages from the heart and soul”, Sunday Tribune, March, 1997, p.10
  • Dunne, Aidan, “Critics Choice”, Sunday Tribune, Dec. 1995, p.8
  • Dunne, Aidan, “Keeping the Art in the Family”, Sunday Tribune, Aug. 7, 1994, p.8
  • Anon, “Displays In Philadelphia”, Philadelphia Enquirer, Oct. 20, 1994
  • MacAvock, Desmond, “Eamon Colman (sic) at the Rubicon Gallery”, Irish Times, May 21, 1992, p.12
  • Anon, “Byzantium”, Image Magazine, May 1992
  • Anon, “In Memory of the Beekeeper’s Son”, In Dublin, May 26, 1992
  • Anon, “Exhibitions, Exhibitions and Society”, The Phoenix, May 15, 1992
  • Dunne, Aidan, “Bare Male Images in Large Colour, Eamon Colman, Rubicon Gallery”, Sunday Tribune, May 15, 1992
  • MacNamidhe, Margaret, “Irish Artists Abroad”, in Protfolio, Gandon Press, Dublin, 1991
  • MacAvock, Desmond, “Eamon Colman At the Rubicon Gallery”, Irish TImes, June 1990
  • Anon, “Colman Wins EV&A” Cork Examiner, Oct. 16 1988
  • Fallon, Brian, “Second SADE at Cork”, Irish TImes, July 8, 1987
  • McCrum, Sean, “Sitting Up at the Bar”, Irish Times, Sept. 3, 1986
  • Dunne, Aidan, “Irish Art”, Sunday Tribune, June 1986
  • Cooke, Harriet, “Four painters at the Arts Club”, Irish Times, Oct. 16, 1985, p.12
  • Cooke, Harriet, “Two Artists at the Grafton Gallery”, Irish Times, June 1985
  • Cooke, Harriet, “Christmas Show at the Arts Club”, Irish Times, Dec. 1982
  • Glendon, Paddy, “Round and About the Galleries”, Irish Independent, May 15, 1982
  • Fallon,Brian, “Eamon Colman At the Tulfarris Gallery”, Irish TImes, May 2, 1982, p.12
  • Byrne, P.F. “Excellent First Show”, Irish Press, Nov. 1981
  • Anon, “Like Father, Like Son” in Evening Herald, Nov. 1981, p.10
  • Glendon, Patrick, “Artist Eamon a Man to Watch” in Irish Press, Nov. 1981
Publications
  • Terry Sweeney, Eamon Colman – Panorama, 2013, Strule Arts Center, Omagh, Northern Ireland
  • Robert O’Byrne, Dictionary of Living Irish Artists, 2010, Plurabelle Publishing, p.56 & 57ISBN 978-0-9563011-0-9
  • Daniel Mc Grath, Remnant, 2008, Eamon Colman at the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri (Webster University Press)
  • John O Reagan (ed.), Profile 25 – Eamon Colman, 2006, (Gandon Editions, Kinsale) ISBN 0948037 350
  • McAvera, Brian, Africa 22º – 35º S, 2004, Cassagh Press, ISBN 0-9547955-0-4
  • McLaughlin, Nicholas, Artist Catalogue, Walking Vermont, Recent Works 2002
  • Irish Monograph # 1 McAvera, Brian, Dreams From The Lion’s Head, 1998, The work of Eamon Colman, Four Fields Press, ISBN 0-9532623 – 0 – 8
Film
  • Artist Profile Film: Fronteer Films – in conjunction with Better Ireland Awards for Drawing Studies programme for National Gallery of Ireland 2000

Collections

  • Wexford County Council
  • Norwich Union
  • Gordan Lambert Collection – Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • K P M G
  • Jury’s Inn Manchester
  • Irish Contemporary Arts Society
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Gresham Hotel
  • AIB Bank Brussels
  • Bank of Ireland Brussels
  • Philip Docahalo Corp. Florida
  • The Merrion Inn
  • Cleary’s select Tea Rooms
  • Mc Cormack & Sons
  • The Green Lizard Restaurant
  • Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Belfast, Sheen Falls Hotel
  • Kings House Museum, Boyle
  • American Express
  • McCann Fitzgerald
  • Irish Life
  • Office Of Public Works – Government Collection
  • Arthur Anderson
  • Smurfit Ireland Grp.
  • Tralee Regional Technical College
  • Fyffes Ireland, Delta Airlines
  • The Arts Council of Ireland
  • The Danish Arts Council
  • Citibank, Vermont
  • Studio Centre
  • Unitruck
  • Fitzsimon’s Kenny Mallon Solicitors N. Ire.,
  • De Vere’s private collection

Chronology

1957

Born Dublin

1993-1995

Chairperson, The Artist Association of Ireland

1993-1996

Board Member of The Sculptors Society of Ireland

1995-2000

President, The European Council of Artists

2000-2004

Board Member of The Butler Gallery Kilkenny

2007

Elected Member of Aosdána


Solo Exhibitions

2016

  • Stern Studio, Vienna, Austria (invited)

2015

  • Walking at three miles per hour, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, 19th July through to 30th August

2014

  • Panorama: A Review, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
  • Scattered Showers, Christchurch Gallery, Triskel Arts Center, Cork

2012

  • There is no season for margins, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin

2011

  • Monument, Stern Studio Gallery, Vienna, Austria, invited

2010

  • Before the dark gets stronger than the light, RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24 – invited
  • What is real or actual, everything or nothing, Oriel Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth, South Wales

2008

  • Remnant, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St Louis, USA
  • Vantage, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin – catalogue

2007

  • Breath of the River, Galeri Caernarfon Cyf, Wales

2006

  • Between Bog and a Sagging Wall, Vangard Gallery, Cork
  • Knot of Souls, South Tipperary Arts Center, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
  • Salt River, St. David’s University, Lampeter, Wales
  • Salt River, Oriel Queens Hall Gallery, Wales
  • Salt River, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin

2004

  • Africa 22º – 35º S, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin (limited edition artist’s book)

2002

  • Walking Vermont, Vermont Studio Centre USA (catalogue)
  • Vangard Gallery, Cork

2000

  • Rain on Water, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

1999

  • Frederickshaven, Denmark

1998

  • Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Palais des Congres, Lorient France
  • River Walk, Vangard Gallery, Cork

1997

  • Post Cards Home, R H A Gallagher Gallery, Dublin (monograph)

1996

  • Digging for Pearls, Rubicon Gallery Dublin

1995

  • Digging for Pearls, Driochead Arts Centre, Drogheda

1994

  • Home of the Snake King, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

1992

  • Islands, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

1991

  • One man show, Sligo Arts Week, Sligo

1990

  • India, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
  • Dreams from the Lions Head, Rubicon Gallery Dublin

1998

  • Solo Exhibition Monaghan County Museum

1984

  • Grafton Gallery, Dublin

1982

  • Tulfarris Gallery, Wicklow

1980

  • Tulfarris Gallery, Wicklow


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

  • Catherine Hammond Gallery, West Cork (invited)

2015

  • Eigse Arts Festival, VISUAL, Carlow
  • Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon (invited)
  • Impressions of WB Yeats, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo (invited)

2014

  • Hillsboro Fine Art, Christmas Exhibition 2014, Dublin
  • VUE, Irish Contemporary Irish Art Fair, RHA Gallery, October 30th – Novemrber 2nd
  • Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, Mid Summers Exhibtion

2013

  • VUE, Irish Contemporary Irish Art Fair, RHA Gallery

2102

  • The Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, USA (three person exhibition)

2011

  • RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin – invited
  • Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon – invited

2010

  • Kilkenny Arts Festival – strand 2, invited
  • Boyle Arts Festival (invited)

2009

  • Fís, invited curator NOVAS Liverpool, UK

2008

  • Fís, invited artist – part of Liverpool Capital of Culture, UK

2007

  • Colour Fields, Draíocht Arts Center, Dublin (invited)
  • Nicholas Gallery, Belfast (invited, catalogue)
  • RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
  • Art Miami, Hillsboro Fine Art, USA

2006

  • RHA Banquet Exhibition (invited)

2005

  • Eigse, Carlow
  • RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
  • Boyle Arts Festival
  • Wexford Arts Festival
  • Kilcock Art Gallery
  • Nicholas Art Gallery, Belfast
  • Amber Arts Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2004

  • Eigse, Carlow
  • RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
  • Irish Art, Angera Italy, to coincide with Irish Presidency
  • Grand Gala, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
  • Christmas Exhibition Hillsboro Fine Art

2003

  • RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
  • Greenacres Gallery, Wexford Opera Festival
  • Eigse, Carlow
  • Kilkenny Arts Festival, Fringe

2002

  • Eigse, Carlow

2001

  • Eigse, Carlow

2000

  • Aer Rianta, Dublin Airport

1998

  • Dye House Gallery, Waterford

1997

  • Small Works, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
  • Landscape & Recollection, The Ballinglen Experience, RHA Gallery

1996

  • Irish Art, Dillon Gallery , London
  • RHA Annual Exhibition , Dublin

1995

  • Irish Art, Singapore
  • Irish Life Mall, Dublin
  • Civic Forum, Barcelona, Spain
  • RHA Annual Exhibition Dublin

1994

  • Banquet, Exhibition , RHA Galllagher Gallery Dublin
  • An t-Oireachtas, Guinness Hops Store, Dublin
  • Iontas, Sligo Art Gallery & RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
  • Irish Artists, Donal / Maxwell, Philadelphia USA

1993

  • Monaghan Arts Centre, Monaghan Open
  • Irish showcase Exhibition, Hong Kong
  • Touchstone Gallery, Hong Kong

1992

  • RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
  • Contemporary Irish Art Society Exhibition, Hugh Lane Municipal
  • Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin

1991

  • RHA annual Exhibition, Dublin
  • RHA Banquet Exhibition, Dublin
  • Boyle Arts Week, Roscommon

1990

  • Images from Ireland, Brussels
  • European Artist of Promise, Brussels
  • Echoes, Rue de Spa, Brussels
  • RHA Banquet Exhibition, Dublin (invited)

1988

  • Claremorris Open, Mayo
  • Celtic Vision, Bank of Ireland, Dublin
  • An t-Oireachtas Exhibition, Dublin
  • EV&A Limerick
  • Open Circle, Scotland
  • De Bello Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Canada
  • Irish Art, Knapp gallery

1987

  • S.A.D.E 1987, Cork

1986

  • Independent Artist Guinness Hops Store , Dublin
  • Eamon Colman / Nick Miller, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
  • John Piper/ Eamon Colman, Winsor Arts Centre London
  • Celtic Vision Mueseo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain
  • Celtic Vision Palacio Municipal de Exosition, Spain
  • Living Art Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Dublin

1984

  • EV&A Limerick

1982

  • An t-Oireachtas Exhibition

Awards, Residencies & Commissions

2015

  • Arts Act Award, Kilkenny Co. Council

2009

  • Ballyfermot Travellers Action Project – Book Project (residency) Traveller Peace Pin – Pavee Point commission to design a symbol pin against violence

2007

  • Dungarvan Community Hospital % for art commission (shortlisted)
  • Cill Railaig Project (invited to work with Niall Nessans / Master Print maker), residency
  • Ballinglen Art Foundation, residency, Co. Mayo
  • Inish Lacken Project, Connemara, Co. Galway (residency)
  • Uni Truck, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2005

  • CCAT Interreg Major Award for touring exhibition in Wales

2004

  • Arts Act Grant, Kilkenny County Council

2002

  • 1% For Art Commission, Roscommon Arts Centre
  • Full Fellowship Award from The Vermont Studio Centre USA

2001

  • Eigse, First prize painting
  • 1% For Art Commission, The Bell Centre, Darndale, Dublin
  • The Euro World Project, First prize with Crumlin Children’s Hospital

2000

  • Art flight awarded by the Arts Council of Ireland

1999

  • Residency in Hirsholmene, awarded by the Danish Council of Artists

1996

  • Arts Council of Ireland, Materials Grant

1995

  • Arts Council of Ireland, Major Artist Bursary

1993

  • Arts Flight to New York, Arts Council & Aer Lingus
  • S.I.P.T.U. Print Award

1992

  • Ballinglen Arts Foundation, residency Co. Mayo
  • Set design for “After the Picnic” by Evelyn Waugh, Players Theatre Trinity Collage

1991

  • Irish Arts Council Materials Grant

1989

  • E.V.& A First Prize Painting
  • Artist in Residence Tyrone Guthrie Centre
  • Studio Exchange for one year to India, The Calcutta Artist Union, Nov.1989 – 1990

1987

  • Purchase Award S.A.D.E

Teaching, Talks & Lectures

2015

  • The National Gallery of Ireland: Artist in residence Culture Night 18th September
  • Voice Box, invited guest speaker at VISUAL, Carlow, August
  • Walking at three miles per hour; artist talk Hillsboro Fine Art, August
  • The National Gallery of Ireland: Celebrating 150 Years in 2014 50th Christmas Family Art Holiday, Invited artist “In conversation with Evelyn O’Rourke” RTE, 28th December

2014

  • The National Gallery of Ireland: Artist in Residence, Culture Night 19th September
  • Oriel Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth, Wales, Artist Talk, 10th May 2014

2013

  • Culture Night, Roundstone, Co. Galway, Artist Talk 22nd September
  • The National Gallery of Ireland: Artist in Residence, Culture Night 21st September
  • Panorama – Artist talk, Strule Arts Center, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
  • Eamon Colman in conversation with Dr. David Brancaleone, Triskel

2012

  • The National Gallery of Ireland: Artists Face to Face, “Eamon Colman – The artist and his studio in Kilkenny” invited artist lecture, 16th September
  • The National Gallery of Ireland: Drawing Day, invited host artist, 19th May

2010

  • Rua Red, Tallaght – artist in residence to co-inside with exhibition, November
  • Eigse, Carlow – master class at Kilgreany House

2009

  • Tallaght Children’s Art Festival, working with local primary and secondary schools on a week long project
  • Ballyfermot Travellers Action Project, Book Project linked with women’s and children’s groups in Ethiopia

2008

  • Webster University, St Louis USA – artist in residence to co-inside with exhibition
  • Since 1998 The National Gallery of Ireland, Drawing Studies Programme – host artist

2008 – 2009

  • Summer Children’s Art Camp, Kilkenny

2002

  • Roscommon Arts Centre – working with local groups, secondary and primary schools, Tulsk Interpretative Centre, historians, County Museum, Poet – Nicholas Mc Laughlin towards hosting an exhibition in the Arts Centre as part of a 1% For Art Project

2000 – 2003

  • Mentor, Pavee Point Dublin, group and one on one teaching

2001

  • The Bell Centre, Darndale – workshops with local children and drug rehabiliation centre towards creating a public art sculpture for the centre

1999 – 2000

  • The Euro World Project with Crumlin Children’s Hospital – terminally ill ward (to design a flag and tea set design for the Millennium – first prize)

1998 – 2003

  • Brushstrokes Independent Art School, Dublin

1996 – 2003

  • Woman’s Refuge Bluebell, Dublin an I.M.M.A Outreach Programme


Bibliography

Newspaper & Magazine Reviews
  • Niall MacMonagle, Vigil by Eamon Colman, The Sunday Independent, 13.9.15 ‘The Pleasue List’, Living magazine.
  • Brancaleone, David Dr., ‘Visual Conversation’ David Brancaleone Talks to Eamon Colman about his painting in Visual Artist Newsletter, March / April 2014
  • John P. O’Sullivan, The Sunday Times, Culture Magazine
  • Leach Hughes, Cristín, “Eamon Colman – Scattered Showers”, The Sunday Times, Culture Magazine May 26, 2013
  • Leach Hughes, Cristín, “Hue and cry over nature” The Sunday Times, Culture Magazine, November 28, 2010, p.14
  • Mc Avera, Brian, “Between Abstaction and Landscape” Irish Arts Review, Spring 2007 – cover page & p.62 – 67
  • Dunne, Aidan, “Salt River, Eamon Colman at Hillsboro Fine Art”, The Irish Times, April 27, p.14
  • Felder, Tess, “The Constant Gardener”, The Kilkenny People, April 7 2006, p.27
  • Ni Mhurchu, Aingeal, “Eamon Colman, Walking Vermont, Vangard Gallery” Irish Examiner, June 28, 2002
  • Ewart, Mark, “Walking Vermont, by Eamon Colman”, Irish Times, June 25, 2002
  • Clancy, Luke, “Eamon Colman, RHA Gallagher Gallery” Irish TImes, March 12, 1997
  • Dunne, Aidan, “Homesick messages from the heart and soul”, Sunday Tribune, March, 1997, p.10
  • Dunne, Aidan, “Critics Choice”, Sunday Tribune, Dec. 1995, p.8
  • Dunne, Aidan, “Keeping the Art in the Family”, Sunday Tribune, Aug. 7, 1994, p.8
  • Anon, “Displays In Philadelphia”, Philadelphia Enquirer, Oct. 20, 1994
  • MacAvock, Desmond, “Eamon Colman (sic) at the Rubicon Gallery”, Irish Times, May 21, 1992, p.12
  • Anon, “Byzantium”, Image Magazine, May 1992
  • Anon, “In Memory of the Beekeeper’s Son”, In Dublin, May 26, 1992
  • Anon, “Exhibitions, Exhibitions and Society”, The Phoenix, May 15, 1992
  • Dunne, Aidan, “Bare Male Images in Large Colour, Eamon Colman, Rubicon Gallery”, Sunday Tribune, May 15, 1992
  • MacNamidhe, Margaret, “Irish Artists Abroad”, in Protfolio, Gandon Press, Dublin, 1991
  • MacAvock, Desmond, “Eamon Colman At the Rubicon Gallery”, Irish TImes, June 1990
  • Anon, “Colman Wins EV&A” Cork Examiner, Oct. 16 1988
  • Fallon, Brian, “Second SADE at Cork”, Irish TImes, July 8, 1987
  • McCrum, Sean, “Sitting Up at the Bar”, Irish Times, Sept. 3, 1986
  • Dunne, Aidan, “Irish Art”, Sunday Tribune, June 1986
  • Cooke, Harriet, “Four painters at the Arts Club”, Irish Times, Oct. 16, 1985, p.12
  • Cooke, Harriet, “Two Artists at the Grafton Gallery”, Irish Times, June 1985
  • Cooke, Harriet, “Christmas Show at the Arts Club”, Irish Times, Dec. 1982
  • Glendon, Paddy, “Round and About the Galleries”, Irish Independent, May 15, 1982
  • Fallon,Brian, “Eamon Colman At the Tulfarris Gallery”, Irish TImes, May 2, 1982, p.12
  • Byrne, P.F. “Excellent First Show”, Irish Press, Nov. 1981
  • Anon, “Like Father, Like Son” in Evening Herald, Nov. 1981, p.10
  • Glendon, Patrick, “Artist Eamon a Man to Watch” in Irish Press, Nov. 1981
Publications
  • Terry Sweeney, Eamon Colman – Panorama, 2013, Strule Arts Center, Omagh, Northern Ireland
  • Robert O’Byrne, Dictionary of Living Irish Artists, 2010, Plurabelle Publishing, p.56 & 57ISBN 978-0-9563011-0-9
  • Daniel Mc Grath, Remnant, 2008, Eamon Colman at the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri (Webster University Press)
  • John O Reagan (ed.), Profile 25 – Eamon Colman, 2006, (Gandon Editions, Kinsale) ISBN 0948037 350
  • McAvera, Brian, Africa 22º – 35º S, 2004, Cassagh Press, ISBN 0-9547955-0-4
  • McLaughlin, Nicholas, Artist Catalogue, Walking Vermont, Recent Works 2002
  • Irish Monograph # 1 McAvera, Brian, Dreams From The Lion’s Head, 1998, The work of Eamon Colman, Four Fields Press, ISBN 0-9532623 – 0 – 8
Film
  • Artist Profile Film: Fronteer Films – in conjunction with Better Ireland Awards for Drawing Studies programme for National Gallery of Ireland 2000

Collections

  • Wexford County Council
  • Norwich Union
  • Gordan Lambert Collection – Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • K P M G
  • Jury’s Inn Manchester
  • Irish Contemporary Arts Society
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Gresham Hotel
  • AIB Bank Brussels
  • Bank of Ireland Brussels
  • Philip Docahalo Corp. Florida
  • The Merrion Inn
  • Cleary’s select Tea Rooms
  • Mc Cormack & Sons
  • The Green Lizard Restaurant
  • Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Belfast, Sheen Falls Hotel
  • Kings House Museum, Boyle
  • American Express
  • McCann Fitzgerald
  • Irish Life
  • Office Of Public Works – Government Collection
  • Arthur Anderson
  • Smurfit Ireland Grp.
  • Tralee Regional Technical College
  • Fyffes Ireland, Delta Airlines
  • The Arts Council of Ireland
  • The Danish Arts Council
  • Citibank, Vermont
  • Studio Centre
  • Unitruck
  • Fitzsimon’s Kenny Mallon Solicitors N. Ire.,
  • De Vere’s private collection