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Patrick Graham Biography

1943: Born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland

1959-63: Studied, National College of Art, Dublin

1986: Elected member of Aosdana

Lives and works in Dublin

Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Awards | Seminars | Bibliography


 1974 Notes from a Mental Hospital, The Emmet Gallery, Dublin
 1976 The Emmet Gallery, Dublin

Mews Gallery, Dublin

 1981 Lincoln Gallery, Dublin
 1982 Painting '82, Lincoln Gallery, Dublin
 1983 Lincoln Gallery, Dublin
 1984 Lincoln Gallery, Dublin

Octagon Gallery, Belfast

 1986 Hendriks Gallery, Dublin
 1987 Coffeeville Arts Center, Kansas City

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles

 1988 "Bring Flowers, Bring Candles," Fischer Fine Arts, London

Hendriks Gallery, Dublin

 1989 Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles

Muhlenberg Center for the Arts, Pennsylvania (exhibition for the National Conference of the mid-Atlantic Art Museums Association)

Paintings and Drawings, Arts Centre, Cork

 1991 Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles

Pasadena Community College Arts Center (work chosen for permanent exhibition at the New College Library of Art)

 1993 "Patrick Graham: Selected Works," Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
 1994 "Patrick Graham: The Lark in the Morning," The Douglas Hyde, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Traveled to: The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Plain Nude Drawings/Studies for the Blackbird Suite, Galway Arts Festival

 1995 "Patrick Graham: Paintings," Belfast International Arts Festival, Fenderesky Gallery, Queens University, Belfast
 1996 "Somewhere Jerusalem," The Green on Red Gallery, Dublin
 1997 "Patrick Graham: Continuum," Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles L.A. International Art Invitational


 1965 Group 65 and Matrix Shows
 1966 1916-1966 Commemorative Exhibition, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin
 1967 The Undersigned, Irish Times Gallery, Dublin
 1977 Mews Gallery, Dublin
 1978 The Emmet Gallery

The Keaneys Gallery, Dun Laoghaire

Independent Artists, Sir Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin

 1979 Independent Artists, Project Arts Center, Dublin
 1980 Independent Artists, Sir Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin
 1981 Gorey Arts Center

Making Sense--Ten Irish Artists, Arts Council Touring Exhibition

 1983 Independent Artists, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
 1984 Independent Artists, , Bank of Ireland, Dublin

The October Exhibition, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Brian Maguire/Patrick Graham, Octagon Gallery, Belfast

 1985 Guinness Hop Store, Dublin

Pentonville Gallery, London

 1986 Four Irish Expressionists, North Eastern University Gallery, Boston

Boston College Gallery, Boston

Richards Gallery, N.U.B., Boston

Festival Celtique, Lorient, France

Edinburgh, Dublin Exchange

Edinburgh Festival

 1987 International Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles

Vincent Price Contemporary Drawing Collection, Statewide U.S.A (a touring exhibition)

The Edge, Aorta Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

 1988 Bring Flowers, Bring Candles, Fischer Fine Art, Ltd., London

Invitational International Cultural Festival, Baghdad, Iraq (prize winner)

 1990 Censorship USA, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles (exhibition including Mapplethorpe, Rops, Hesketh, Burkhardt)

Irish Art: The European Dimension, RHA Gallery, Dublin

A New Tradition: Irish Art of the Eighties, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

 1991 Integration and Transformation (opening exhibition), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, catalogue.

Death as a Creative Force, Chapman College, Orange, California

Parable Island: Some Aspects of Recent Irish Art, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, catalogue.

In a State, Kilmainaham Gaol, Dublin

The Fifth Province: Some Contemporary Art From Ireland, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton (touring), catalogue.

 1993  In Memory of Vincent Price, Vincent Price Gallery, East Los Angeles College

Images and Insights, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, catalogue.

 1995 Famine, The George Moore Society, Claremorris, Ireland, (touring), catalogue.
 1996 Visiting Artists 1985-1995 Touring Exhibition, Graphic Studio, Dublin (touring), catalogue.
 1997 Irish Twentieth Century Art from the Municipal Gallery, Dublin. Traveling to: The Hokkaido Museum, Hokkaido, Japan; The Mitaka Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; The Yamanashi Prefecture Museum


 1959-63 National Three Year Scholarship - National College of Art, Dublin
 1960-62 Prize for Drawing, Royal Dublin Society
 1964 Diploma in Fine Art, National College of Art, Dublin1966

1916-1966 Commemorative Exhibition, Prize winner, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin

 1980 Independent Artists, Award for Painting of Outstanding Merit
 1988 Silver Medal: Baghdad International Festival of Art

Gold Medal: Oireachtais Exhibition, Dublin

Patrick Graham has also been the recipient of numerous Travel Awards and Purchase Awards from the Arts Council of Ireland.



 1989 Muhlenberg College Center for the Arts, Pennsylvania, seminar on artist's work by Donald Kuspit
 1991 Pasadena City College, California, seminar on the artist's work. Artist-in-Residence, Pasadena City College.

Forum on the artist's work moderated by Howard Fox, Curator, Los Angeles County Museum


 1974 "The Judas Suite", Structure, Magazine of Art and Thought"
 1978 Blaithin O'Crobhain, "Impressions", The Irish Press
 1981 Emmanuel Keogh, "The Price of Our Soul". Sunday Press

Henry J. Sharpe, "Making Sense--10 Irish Artists"

 1982 Mairead Byrne, "Souvenirs of Survival", Magill
 1983  Aidan Dunne, "Images of Change", In Dublin
 1984 Aidan Dunne and Henry J. Sharpe, Octagon Catalogue

M. O'Loughlin, Metropolis, Amsterdam

"The Irishness of Irish Art", Circa, 14

Lucy Lippard, The Village Voice, New York

 1985 M O'Loughlin, Diary of a Silence

T. Aiken, "Four Irish Painters", Boston College

Tim Norris, International Arts, Boston

 1986 "Patrick Graham, Patrick Hall, Tim Hawkesworth,

Brian Maguire", Seminar Publication, Boston, Massachusetts

Donald Kuspit, publication/tape, Boston, Massachusetts

"Boston Museum of Modern Art and 1988", The Irish Review

"Art and Artists", New York Times

"Galleries and Artists", Art in America Annual

 1987 Art in America


Fischer Fine Art, London

Jim Lynch, "Brian Maguire/Patrick Graham", Octagon Gallery, Belfast

 1988 John Hutchinson, Irish Arts Review, Dublin

Art in America

 1989 "Patrick Graham" catalogue, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles

Art in America


Art Exchange

ArtScene, Los Angeles

Fine Arts Portfolio, Los Angeles

Marlena Donahue, Los Angeles Times

Brian Butler, LA Weekly

Tim Higgins, "Holding Up Life to a Dark Mirror", The Morning Call, Pennsylvania1991

ArtScene, Los Angeles

Frances Haines, "An Alternative Reality". Irish American Magazine

Peter Frank, LA Weekly

Frances Haines, Irish American Press

Elizabeth Kidd, The Fifth Province: Some Contemporary Art from Ireland, Edmonton, Ireland: The Edmonton Art Gallery

 1993 Peter Frank, LA WEEKLY

Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, "Contemporary Irish Art: A Well Kept Secret?". Contemporary Art, Vol. I No. 4 Summer 1993, London

Images and Insights, Dublin: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, 1993.

 1995 Famine, Claremorris, Ireland: The George Moore Society.

Aidan Dunne, Visiting Artists 1985-1995, Dublin: Graphic Studio Gallery.

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