Neil Dunne

Neil Dunne

Neil Dunne’s practice is a fundamental exploration of printmaking and paint. Using urban space as a focal point, his work creates tension among processes to engage with the ideologies and materiality presented in the built environment. With a strong emphasis on expanded print practice, Dunne’s work is expressionist and centric to the repetitive nature of the printmaking medium. Dunne utilises the image and is profoundly impacted by the weight of the socio-cultural fabric, he aligns his work within the genre of contemporary painting and expanded print practice with a reference to contemporary urban culture. His paintings are often developed around found imagery, printed matter, and sculpture - With themes spanning cultural identity, architecture and urban semiotics.'enlarged print, Dunne's work is expressionist and centered on the repetitive nature of the print medium. Dunne uses the image and is deeply impacted by the weight of the socio-cultural fabric, he aligns his work in the genre of contemporary painting and broadens the practice of printing with reference to contemporary urban culture. His paintings are often developed around found images, prints and sculptures - with themes spanning cultural identity, architecture and urban semiotics.

In 2014, Neil Dunne (1991) graduated from NCAD with a BA in which he was awarded the NCAD Post-Graduate Scholarship from 2015-2017. Notable exhibitions include The VUE Art Fair in 2018 where he was nominated for the Savilles art prize. Dunne's work was collected by the OPW, AXA, HKOP, UCD, The mater collection, The Devlin, The Mayson, The Law Society and is included in various international private collections.

Solo Shows :
2020 OUTLIER, SO Fine, Dublin, Ireland
2017 CLANDESTINE, Damn Fine, Dublin, Ireland
2015 FLOOD INTERPRET, Basic Space, Dublin, Ireland

Selected Group Shows :
2020 FIRST DAYS OF AN ART WORLD, Galway, Ireland
2020 The Decameron, New Release Gallery, New York, USA
2020 Spent Rent, Dublin (Opening suspended due to COVID-19) Making Art: PrintmakingDraiocht, Dublin, Ireland
2019 Artform, Dunmore East, Ireland
2019 VUE Art Fair 2019, RHA Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2019 Painters and Makers - SO Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
2019 Ode to Urbanity, MART, Dublin, Ireland
2018 Pairs, RARE Gallery, curated by Sophie Murphy,
Dublin, Ireland
2018 VUE Art Fair 2018, RHA Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2018 MAKE READY, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin, Ireland
2018 REDEX, organized by SOPHIE MURPHY, Dublin, Ireland
2018 Freedom, MART, Dublin, Ireland
2017 SO Fine Art Winter Show, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Law Library, annual showcase, Dublin, Ireland
2017 VUE Art Fair, RHA, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Discovery, The Tara Building, Dublin, Ireland
2017 MFA Graduate Showcase, NCAD, Dublin, Ireland
2017 New version, SO Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Tara X IVERNA, The Tara Building, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Young III, SO Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
2016 The Ideas of North, So Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
2016 Collective memory, Strand II, Celine Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom
2016 Collective memory, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2016 Carry-on baggage, GSA / NCAD / Wave-Particle Group Show, The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow, United Kingdom
2016 Fear, Temple Bar Galleries and Studios, Dublin, Ireland
2016 SO Fine Art Summer Show, Dublin, Ireland
2016 ArtYeats International Summer School, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
2016 Legacy, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
2016 Hand Luggage, Collaborative show, Steambox, Dublin, Ireland
2016 UCD / NCConference, UCD science center, Dublin, Ireland
2016 101-103, NCAD MFA Year 1 Interim Show, Dublin, Ireland
2016 Young II, SO Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
2016 Vivace, Fumbally Exchange, Dublin, Ireland
2015 Good news, we bring. organized by Elisa Nocente, 1st year MFA / ADW, Dublin, Ireland
2015 VUE art fair 2015, RHA, Dublin, Ireland
2015 Saw Dust organized by Francis Fay, MART Project Space, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Hong Kong Graphic Arts Fiesta, HKOP, Hong Kong
2014 NCAD Graduate Degree Show, NCAD, Dublin, Ireland

Residencies :
2016 Damn Fine Minds, on-site residency at St Patricks University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
2016 Kennedy Wilson - Clancy Barracks Studio Residency
2016 Clancy Barracks, Dublin, Ireland
2015 MART Project Space 2, collaborative residency, MART, Dublin, Ireland
2013 Dieu Donne - 4 month Studio Internship in Manhattan, New York, USA

Collections:
The Mayson Collection
The Devlin Collection
Law Library Collection
UCD collection
Office of Public Works, OPW, Dublin, Ireland
HKOP, Hong Kong
Various private collections


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