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US Citizen Born: Ireland

Education
2005 Fine Arts Degree, George Washington School of the Arts & Design, Washington DC
1985 Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Exhibition history
Solo Exhibitions

2017 Conflicted, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2016 #Vote4Pope, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC
2015 Contemplating Candy II, The Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, VA
2015 Ne Pas Sourire, The Arts Club of Washington DC, Washington DC
2014 The Candy Store, VISARTS, Rockville, MD
2012 Minimally Charged, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Send Me Your Last Cigarette, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 Label Me: Call Me A Name, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC
2012 Girls – Nice Doesn’t Cut It, Gallery 555, Washington, DC
2011 INPUT OUTPUT, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2011 Ashes To Ashes, The Red Mountain Gallery,Truckee Meadows College, Reno, NV
2010 Where Drawing Meets Painting, Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD
2010 Where Drawing Meets Painting, Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD
2009 Where Drawing Meets Painting, Fisher Art Gallery, Schlesinger Arts Center, NOVA, VA
2009 Blurring the Lines, Dumbarton Concert Gallery, Georgetown, Washington DC.
2007 Luscious, Frederick Cellars Gallery, Frederick MD.
2007 Totally Mixed Media, Gaithersburg City Hall, MD

Selected Group Shows
2017 BodyBag, Dusklit, Seligman Center, Sugar Loaf, NY
2017 We The People, The Gallery, Catonsville Community College, Baltimore. MD
2016 BodyBag, In One Night, Arlington, VA
2015 Strictly Painting 10, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
2014 Readymade@100, American University Museum, Washington DC.
2012 The Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD
2012 Crossing the Line, Corcoran Gallery of Art & Design, Washington DC
2010 Gallery 555, Washington DC
2010 Fine Artists in Residence (3 person show) Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD
2010 The Figure Redefined (4 person show) The Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD
2010 Priddy Library, Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD
2010 Informed Design, Long View Gallery, Washington, DC
2010 Amnesty International Human Rights Festival, Silver Spring, MD
2010 Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD
2010 Mayer Fine Art Gallery, Norfolk, VA
2010 ArtDC Gallery, Hyattsville, MD
2009 Double Artists Show, Foundry Gallery, Washington DC
2009 Double Vision II, Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC
2009 A Show of Heads, Limner Gallery, NYC
2009 Virtually Digital V, Montgomery College, Rockville MD
2009 The National Art of Recovery Show, ART6 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2009 Embracing Our Differences, Sarasota, FL
2008 TEN, invitational, Capital Hill Art & Frame, Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC
2008 Art Anonymous, Invitational, Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington DC
2008 Peace Now, Warehouse Gallery, Washington DC.
2008 CHAW 3rd Annual Photography Competition, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, DC.
2008 ARTMD 2008, regional show, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD
2007 Rhythm & Blue, National Juried Exhibit, Montgomery College, MD.
2007 Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD.
2007 WPA/C 9×10 Show #6, WWP Gallery, Washington DC.
2007 Graduates Show, White Walls Gallery, Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington DC.

Awards/Residencies/Talks
2018 Residency at Cill Rialaig, Ireland
2016 Artist talk, Luce Foundation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum
2016 Residency, Tyrone Guthrie Center, Ireland
2016 Individual Artist Award Grant, Arts & Humanities Arts Council of Montgomery County
2015 Residency at Cill Rialaig, Ireland
2014 Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
2012 Individual Artist Award Grant, Arts & Humanities Arts Council of Montgomery County
2012 Semi-finalist, Bethesda Painting Awards
2012 Fellowship, Vermont Studio School, VT Grant
2009 Strathmore Fine Artist in Residence, Strathmore Hall Foundation, North Bethesda, MD
2009 First Place, The National Art Of Recovery Exhibition, ART6, VA

Selected Press
2017 Natalie Spanner, Pittsburgh City Paper
2016 Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eye Level ezine
2016 Fiona Smith, German Press Review
2016 Erin Devine, The Washington City Paper
2016 Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post
2016 Shauna Lee Lange, TheArtEvangelist.com
2016 Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post
2015 Brian Trompeter, InsideNova.com
2015 The Examiner
2015 Deborah K. Dietsch, The Washington Post
2015 Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post
2015 Home & Design Magazine
2014 Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post
2014 Lauren Landau, Art Beat, WAMU 88.5
2014 Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post
2012 Kurt Shaw, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
2012 Washington Projects for the Arts Projector Newsletter
2012 The Express
2012 Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post
2012 Sean Rameswaram, WAMU 88.5
2012 Michael O’Sullivan, Going Out Guide, The Washington Post
2012 Arin Greenwood, The Huffington Post
2012 Cody Calamaoi, The Art of Destruction, Gazzette.net
2011 Geralda Miller, Reno Gazette Journal
2011 Bora Mici, Gaithersburg.Patch.com
2010 Nataliya Andreyeva, Washington DC Eaxminer.com
2010 Cassie M. Chew, Washington DC Eaxminer.com
2010 The Digital Art Revolution by Scott Ligon, Watson-Guptill
2010 Rebecca LaRocca, Frederick News Post
2009 Studio Visit Magazine
2009 Kevin Mellema, Northern Virginia Arts Beat, The Falls Church News-Press
2009 Rebecca Barnabi, The Richmond Art Gallery Examiner
2007 Mark Athitakis, “Quitting Time”, Washington City Paper City Desk Blog,
2007 Sharon Newman, “Smoking”, Westmeath Examiner,
2007 Kevin Mellema, Northern Virginia Arts Beat, The Falls Church News-Press
2007 Shauna Lee Lange Art Criticism “Jackie Hoysted: The Psychology of Smoking and Quitting
2007 Joe Eaton, “Butt Out”, The Washington City Paper

Curator
2015 – present visual arts curator for non-profit Irish cultural organization Solas Nua (SolasNua.org)
2018 Interact + Integrate, VISARTS, Rockville, MD
2017 One House, Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC
2017 Home + Discordance = US, New York University (NYU), Washington DC (for Solas Nua)
2016 Repression – Resurgence – Re-emergence, Hilyer Art Space, Washington DC (for Solas Nua)
2014 Tag You’re It: Curate the Curator. Focus on the Figure. ARTDC, Hyattsville, MD
2011 Presence, CountDown Temporary Artspace, Bethesda, MD
2012 [Dis]Figure, CountDown Temporary Artspace, Bethesda, MD
2012 Exquisite – It’s the Nature Of Things, CountDown Temporary Artspace, Bethesda, MD
2012 Construct:: Destruct (Open Until Implosion), CountDown Temporary Artspace, Bethesda, MD

Founder
2016 ArtWatch (co-founder), Washington DC based activist artist co-operative
2012 Countdown Temporary Art Space, Bethesda, MD