Biography

Angie Shanahan

Angie Shanahan graduated from the Crawford College of Art & Design in the 1980s. Since then, Angie has held numerous solo shows and has been selected for group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. Most recent shows include Case 13, Lavitt Gallery, Noli Mi Tangere, Wandesford Quay Gallery. Place Space, Wandesford Quay Gallery; Hard Times at Cill Rialaig Project Gallery, Kerry and Urban Retreat Gallery, Dublin; the RHA Annual Exhibition 2011 and Ciall 2011 where she received an award for painting.

Her work is featured in a recent Gallery Press publication, Huts and Sheds by Derek Mahon; Representing Art in Ireland, Fenton Gallery publication, and. Art in State Buildings, 1995-2005. OPW cat.
Angie also won a commission from the Office of Public Works to paint a portrait of Michael Collins for the Gallery of Taosaigh. This now hangs in Dail Eireann.
Angie Shanahan is currently a studio member of Backwater Artists Group and a member of VAI.

“One of my first instincts is to distil the sense and soul of the places that capture my attention, the relationship between the physical reality we see and the invisible conceptual reality harboured in the spirit of the place. The landscapes often contain man made structures, forgotten, some in semi-dereliction subsumed back into nature temporarily or for good”


Angie Shanahan graduated from the Crawford College of Art & Design in the 1980s. Since then, Angie has held numerous solo shows and has been selected for group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. Most recent shows include Case 13, Lavitt Gallery, Noli Mi Tangere, Wandesford Quay Gallery. Place Space, Wandesford Quay Gallery; Hard Times at Cill Rialaig Project Gallery, Kerry and Urban Retreat Gallery, Dublin; the RHA Annual Exhibition 2011 and Ciall 2011 where she received an award for painting.

Her work is featured in a recent Gallery Press publication, Huts and Sheds by Derek Mahon; Representing Art in Ireland, Fenton Gallery publication, and. Art in State Buildings, 1995-2005. OPW cat.
Angie also won a commission from the Office of Public Works to paint a portrait of Michael Collins for the Gallery of Taosaigh. This now hangs in Dail Eireann.
Angie Shanahan is currently a studio member of Backwater Artists Group and a member of VAI.

“One of my first instincts is to distil the sense and soul of the places that capture my attention, the relationship between the physical reality we see and the invisible conceptual reality harboured in the spirit of the place. The landscapes often contain man made structures, forgotten, some in semi-dereliction subsumed back into nature temporarily or for good”

2007 Joyce House, Ballincollig, Co Cork

2004 Fenton Gallery, Cork

1998 Kent Gallery, Kinsale, Cork

1996 Lavit Gallery, Cork

1994 Lavit Gallery, Cork

2006 Cork Artists. A Celebration. West Cork Art Centre.

2005 C2 Contemporary Art from Cork. Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork

2005 West Cork Artists, A Celebration. West Cork Art Centre.

2005 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.

2005 Group show. Catherine Hammond Gallery. West Cork.

2004 CASE, Lavit Gallery, Cork.

2001 December Show, Fenton Gallery, Cork.

2000  M for Millennium, Lavit Gallery, Cork.

1999 Drawing Exhibition, Lavit Gallery, Cork.

1997 Source to the Sea, Lavit Gallery, Cork.

1995 Cork Artists Collective, Anniversary Exhibition 1985-95

1995 Drawing Exhibition, Lavit Gallery, Cork

1994 Summer Fantasia, Guinness Gallery, Dublin.

1994 Us Above, Lavit Gallery, Cork

1993 Two Artists, Angie Shanahan/Mary Mackey, Blackcombe

Gallery, Cork

1993 Art Presence, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork.

1992 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.

1992 Oireachtas, Dublin.

1992 lontas, Sligo

1992 Arnotts National Portrait Exhibition Dublin.

1991 Southern Artists, Lavit Gallery, Cork

1990 Arnotts National Portrait Exhibition, Dublin

1990 A New View 1990, Ennis, Co Clare.

1989       Oireachtas, Dublin

1989       Cork Artists Collective, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork.

1988       Four Figures, Boule Library, U.C.C. Cork

1988       The Coast, Kinsale Arts Week, Kinsale, Co Cork

1988       Cork Artists Collective, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork

1988       Cork Artists Collective, West Cork Art Centre.

1987       Arnotts National Portrait Exhibition, Dublin.

1987       Cork Artists Collective, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork

1986       Arnotts National Portrait Exhibition, Dublin.

1986       Cork Artists Collective, Crawford Municipal Gallery. Cork.

1982       Graduation Show, Lavit gallery, Cork

1982       Artists with Promise, Solomon Gallery, Dublin.

1982       Taylor Bequest Show, R.D.S. Dublin.

1986       Arnotts National Portrait Exhibition, Dublin.

1986       Cork Artists Collective, Crawford Municipal Gallery. Cork.

1982       Graduation Show, Lavit gallery, Cork

1982       Vision Touring Exhibition, Garter lane, Waterford. Wexford and Kilkenny.

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