SEAN O'DWYER

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"All my life I’ve been interested in the spiritual world. I have been interested primarily in any imagery which attempts to depict that world. Those images use a mythopoetic and symbolic language to describe things that emanate from that space.That is a language I have sought to learn, in a country I have attempted to traverse. Through the work I make I record this journey."

Director of Perfect Vision Ltd, Graduate NCAD: Master in Fine Arts Sculpture 2010, Diploma in Craft Metalwork, Diploma Art and Design Teachers. Co-Founder “The Artsquad” community based arts project.

 

BIO.

2016: Carlingord Bush School artist in residence scheme. Completion of "The Source" sculpture. 

2015: IDIR Arts Collective Exhibition NYFA New York Federation for the Arts DUMBO Brooklyn New York. RTE "Liveline" radio interview speaking about drawing "Mercy at college Green" on the theme of substance abuse. Protean Pop Up Preview. Idir Group show Innovation Academy Trinity College Dublin

2014: Founding Member of “idir” Arts Group currently preparing for exhibition in New York . “Love Letters” Exhibition, CFCP (Centre for Creative Practices) selected exhibitor. Currently developing public sculpture entitled “Spirithouse : Hidden Stories” Yellowbatter, Drogheda as part of “The Inspiration Project” Funded by Create Louth, Arts Office Louth County Council

2013: Private Commission JP Griffin. Major painting work “The Seven Sisters”. Selected Participant in NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Profitable Artists Bootcamp. Design and production of Travellers Pride Awards in bronze

2012: Founder of the “Bronze On The Boyne” project. Sponsored by Drogheda Borough Council. Awarded County Meath VEC community funding. “The Inspiration Project” solo exhibition, Scotch Hall Drogheda. Part of Drogheda-Istanbul Business Link committee initiative.

2011: “The Inspiration Project” solo show, Rathmullan Community House, Drogheda. Awarded Turkish embassy support and Turkish Airlines sponsorship to visit Istanbul. Gained national RTE radio media attention for work on “The Miracle Ship” painting Turkish aid to Drogheda famine controversy. Bookcover Design “Vineyard of a Nietzschaen Priest” Eamon Kiernan Whyte Tracks Press, Denmark

2010: NCAD MFA end of year show. Awarded Masters in Fine Art Sculpture. “Artsquad : Twenty Years” Exhibition,No Grants Gallery, Mill Street Studio, Dublin, exhibiting artist and invited speaker.

2009: “Camera Obscura” MFA interim show. The Lighthouse, Smithfield, Dublin

2008: Artist’s residency in Bay Path College Springield MA. USA

2007: Awarded Arts Council’s “icreate” artist in the community funding towards Meath Opportunities for Training project. Providing art in the context of young men in secondary level recovery from addiction.

2005: Droichead Arts Centre selected artists Christmas show

2004: Droichead Arts Centre selected artists show

2001: Founder and Director of Perfect Vision an art and training limited company

1999: Association of Artists in Ireland, board member. Arthouse Temple Bar, graduate in Multimedia and Web design City and Guilds

1998: Ardmore Studios sculptor and set designer “Mystic Knights“ TV programme. Kyntrich Gallery ,Temple Bar, City Artsquad “Resurgence” exhibition. Wild Card Theatre Company. Design of puppets and set for “Wolfe Tones Lament” Design of awards in bronze for Pearse Street Garda Station

1997: “Howth 17” Stainless steel public sculpture commission east pier Howth, County Dublin. Design of awards for Irish Concrete Society including presentation to Minister Howlin

1996: Solo exhibition, “The Choice” opened by Roddy Doyle. Public sculpture “The Ready Boat Pillar on the West Pier Howth, Unveiled by Gay Byrne. Awarded Arts Council Artist in Industry, co-ordinated by “Artworking”.

1995: Design of sculptural fireplace in “The Longstone” Townsend Street

1991: Invited to facilitate “Artsquad” in the community for Fingal County Council. Curated first “Artsquad” exhibition Irish Life Mall launched by President Mary Robinson

1990: Sculpture in Context, Fernhill Gardens Sandyford, selected exhibitor “Vice Versa” jewellery and sculpture show Irish Life Mall Dublin. National Sculpture Open Exhibition at The RHA, selected exhibitor. “Artsquad” Co-founded with Brian Maguire and Jenny Haughton and co-ordinated as a member of the Sculptors Society of Ireland.

1987: EV+A Group Show Limerick, selected exhibitor.

1986: Independent Artists Exhibition at Guinness Hopstore selected exhibitor. Awarded NCAD post graduate residency in Craft Metalwork Department to prepare for exhibition.