Rosie McGurran RUA
Rosie McGurran is an Irish contemporary artist, born in 1969, who paints semi abstract and figurative works inspired by scenes in Connemara. She studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster in Belfast and then at the Glasgow School of Art.
Several prizes have been presented to her including the Victor Treacy Award at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny, the Conor Prize for figurative work at the Royal Ulster Academy and a prize for landscape painting from the RUA.
McGurran has exhibited at the Peppercanister Gallery in Dublin, at the Clifden Arts Week and has her own Gallery in Roundstone Village in Connemara. Became a full meber of the RUA in 2011.
1997-98 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Fellowship to The British School at Rome, Italy.
1994 Certificate, Women in the Arts NOW, Belfast School of Art.
1992 BA Hons Fine Art painting, Belfast School of Art.
19991 Glasgow School of Art, student exchange programme.
2001-present, The Inishlacken Project, [curator], Inishlacken Island, Ireland.
2022 Casale Flaminia, Umbria, italy.
2013 Ballinskelligs Foundation, County Kerry, Ireland.
2013 CRETA Rome, Italy.
2010 BAS Studios, Brooklyn, NYC, US.
2008 Dunmoochin Foundation, Victoria, Australia.
2008 BAS Studios, Brooklyn, NYC, US.
2006 The Arthur Boyd Centre, NSW, Australia.
2005 The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Indiana, US.
2001 The British Embassy to Iceland, Reykjavik.
2000 Roundstone Arts Festival, Roundstone, Ireland.
Solo Exhibitons (selected)
2022 Corners of Time, Gallery 545, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2020 The Importance of Elsewhere, Hambly and Hambly, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
2019 When the Tide Turned, Fermanagh Live Arts Festival, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
2019 Between Worlds, ArtisAnn Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2018 Whitney Modern Gallery, lOs Gatos, San Francisco, US.
2018 Pilgrim Stones, Clifden Arts Festival, Ireland.
2018 Scan the Sky for Swallows, Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland.
2016 Charms of Plenty, Lavelle Gallery, Clifden, Ireland.
2013 CRETA Rome, Italy.
2012 Tales from The West, Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2012 Ghosts of Inishlacken, The Gerard Dillon Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2011 The Gathering, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland.
2009 Cathedral of Stones, Peppercanister, Dublin, Ireland.
2007 Australian Paintings, Clifden Arts Festival, Ireland.
2006 The Cavehill Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2005 Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway University, Ireland.
2004 Owning the Island, Clifden Arts Festival, Ireland.
2004 Drawing from Experience, Clotworthy House, Antrim, Northern Ireland.
2003 From Rome to Roundstone, Galway City Hall, Ireland.
2001 Another Story, The British Embassy to Iceland, Reykjavik.
2000 Wexford Arts Centre, Ireland.
2000 Old Museum Arts Centre, Beflast, Northern Ireland.
1999 Sleepwalker, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1998 The British School at Rome, Italy.
Group Exhibitions (selected)
2022 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland.
2022 Meditations on a Time of Civil War, The Irish Embassy Beijing, China.
2022 Galway Emerges, Galway International Arts Festival, The Kenny Gallery, Galway, Ireland.
2022 Gallery 545 Group Exhibitions, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2022 Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland .
2021 The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland.
2021 The Lavelle Gallery, Clifden, Ireland.
2019 Artists of Northern Ireland, Gallery 545 at Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
2019 Contemporary Art of Northern Ireland, Gallery 545 at Sea Holly, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2018 Here Lies Our Land, The Townhouse Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2018 Friends, Family, Lovers, Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
2018 Boyle Arts Festival Boyle, Roscommon, Ireland.
2017 Cirque de Ouiseaux, Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.
2016 The Look of the Irish, Glebe House Gallery, Donegal, Ireland.
2014 Limerick City of Culture, Ireland.
2014 An Gaillearai, Donegal, Ireland.
2012 Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Northern Ireland .
2011 the Inishlacken Project, The Gerard Dillon Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2010 Europe’s Edge, University of Tromso, Norway.
2009 Inishlacken, the last parish, The Joan Lukas Rothenberg Gallery, Syracuse, NY, US.
2008 Aras Eanna, Inis OIrr, Aran Islands, Ireland.
2006 Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland.
2005 Provanhall House, Glasgow, Scotland.
2005 Indiana University, US.
2004 Gallerie Fauodic, Lorient, France.
2001 Galleri Fold, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2001 Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, UK.
1998 The British Embassy, Rome, Italy.
1998 Villa Crispi, Naples, Italy.