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Curriculum Vitae

Year of Birth:    1976

Studio Address:                                   
Queen Street Studios
37-39 Queen Street
Northern Ireland

E-mail:  artistemma@gmail.com

Gallery Representation:             
James Wray Gallery
14-16 James Street South
0044 28 9031 3013


2002-2004      Master of Fine Art, University of Ulster, Belfast
2001-2002      BA (Hons)  Fine and Applied Art, University of Ulster, Belfast
1994-1997      Fine Art (Painting), (Distinction), Institute of Art, Design and Technology                                                 DunLaoghaire, Co. Dublin                                     

Solo Exhibitions
2008   BEYOND BEAUTY, Ava Gallery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, N. Ireland
2007   PANORAMA, Ava Gallery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, N. Ireland
2006   EUROPA, Ava Gallery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, N. Ireland
2005   NEW WORKS, Ava Gallery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, N. Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009     IRISH AND BRITISH PAINTING & SCULPTURE, The James Wray Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland
              THE BIG small SHOW, Gordon Gallery, Derry, N. Ireland
              AAF, Karen Taylor Contemporary Art Gallery, Battersea Park, London, England
             SUMMER EXHIBITION, Taylor Gallery, Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
              MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER, Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany
              AQUISITIONS, The Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena, N. Ireland
              THE WORLD IN BLACK AND WHITE, Ava Gallery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, N. Ireland
              NEW YEAR WORKS, Ava Gallery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, N. Ireland

2008     THE INVISIBLE COLLECTION, Ava Gallery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, N. Ireland
              WISH YOU WERE HERE, Naughton Gallery, Queen's University Belfast, N. Ireland

2007     NACIENTA, Guayasamin Gallery, Havana, Cuba 
              CONTEMPORARY NORTHERN IRISH PAINTING, City Hall Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
              ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY OF ARTS, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland

2006     THROUGH OUR EYES, Golden Thread Gallery touring show at The Painting Center, Green Street,               
              New York City, United States of America                      

               THE ARTS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN IRELAND PERMANENT COLLECTION, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Coleraine, N.               Ireland             
               ART WAVE, Belfast City Hall, N. Ireland

2005     NEW WORKS, Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
              NIVAF NEW CONTEMPORARIES, Art Tank Gallery, Lisburn Road, Belfast, N. Ireland

2004     STILL LIFE, Ava Gallery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, N. Ireland

2003     TRUST IN ART, The Prince’s Trust at Hillsborough Castle, Hillsborough, N. Ireland

2002     NEW BREED, Belfast Central Library, Belfast, N. Ireland
              ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY OF ARTS, Ulster Museum, Belfast, N. Ireland
              NEW WORKS, Cavehill Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland

2001     THE THREE AMIGOES, Dun Aimhirigh Gallery, Ireland       
              CONTEMPORARY ART, Glendalough Interpretive Centre, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

1998     WINTER COLLECTIONS, The Leinster Gallery, Dublin, Ireland                    
1997     EMERGING ARTISTS, The Pigeon House, Dublin, Ireland 

2009     General Arts Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
              Carson McDowell Commission for School of Art & Design, University of Ulster, Belfast
2007     Tacheles Residency, Berlin, Germany
              General Arts Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland    
2005     Zurich Young Artist’s Award, Zurich Insurance, London
               New Contemporaries Award, Northern Ireland Visual Arts Forum, Belfast, N. Ireland
2004     Carson McDowell Emerging Artist Award, Carson McDowell Solicitors, Belfast, N. Ireland
2002     President’s Award, Royal Ulster Academy of Arts, Ulster Museum, Belfast


Public/Corporate Collections

Arts Council of Northern Ireland, MacNeice House, Malone Road, Belfast, N. Ireland
Carson McDowell Solicitors, Belfast, N. Ireland 
University Of Ulster, Belfast, N. Ireland
Jury’s Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Office of Public Works, Dublin, Ireland
Zurich Insurance, London, England         
Blackrock Education Centre, Dublin, Ireland             
Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland


2008     ACHARYA, KIRAN. “The Invisible Collection”, Culture Northern Ireland Newsletter, Belfast, 18 August 2008     
              HALL, DICKON. The Invisible Collection, Bangor, Ava Gallery Clandeboye Estate, 2008, p 4
              LYLE, SUZANNE. Arts Council of Northern Ireland Annual Calendar, 2008, p 3
2007    BERMÚDEZ, LILIBETH. “Exposiciones: Naciente”, Programa Cultural, Habanna, Cultural de La               
             Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad, November 2007, p 5
             COLLINS, MAUREEN. “Artist’s Inspirations: Emma Connolly”, Northern Ireland Interiors & Living,             
             Hillsborough,  N. Ireland, Summer 2007, pp 74 – 83
             MAGINNESS, AP. “Visual Arts: The Inside on the outside: Emma Connolly”, The Irish News, Belfast,              
             Saturday 23 June 2007, p 34
             2006     NESBITT, JIMMY. Art Wave Auction Catalogue, Belfast, Wave Trauma Centre, Belfast, 2006, p 82
             LYLE, SUZANNE. Collection Acquisitions, Belfast, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2006, p 11
2005    HILL, IAN. “Royal Ulster Academy of Arts”, Belfast Telegraph, city edition, Thursday 22 September 2005, p. 15      
2004    TOAL, JOHN. “Masters Show”, BBC Arts Extra, Belfast, BBC Radio Ulster, 4 June 2004, broadcast at 6:30pm
             BAMFORD, KARIN. “Broken Bike: Emma Connolly”, Reflex, Belfast, Northern Ireland Visual Arts Forum, February –              March 2004, vol. 3, p 3
             CAMPBELL, BRIAN. “Masters of Art”, Irish News, Belfast, 22 May 2004, p. 49
2002    McWILLIAMS, JOSEPH. 121st Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Belfast, RUA,               2002, p. 39

Level 3 Certificate in Delivering Learning. City & Guilds, London 2005-2006
Artist to Entrepreneur Programme, Community Art Forum, Belfast  2004
Child Protection & Disability Awareness, North & West Belfast Health & SocialServices Trust  2004



Chair, Board of Directors, Queen Street Studios, Belfast                     November 2009 – present
Treasurer, Board of Directors, Queen Street Studios, Belfast             November 2008 – November 2009
Life Drawing Tutor, Queen Street Studios, Belfast                                 September 2005
Professional Artist                                                                                        June 2004 – present
Private tutor for portfolio preparation, Dublin                                           September 2003 – April 2004
Assistant to Interior Designer Patricia Fitzpatrick , Dublin                    January 1999 – September 2001




Mr. Tony Hill                                                     Sean Larkin
Lecturer                                                            Director of Fine Art
University of Ulster                                         Institute of Art, Design & Technology
Belfast Campus                                             Dun Laoghaire
York Street                                                       Kill Avenue
Belfast                                                              County Dublin
BT19 1RN                                                        Ireland


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