Curriculum Vitae

CONTACT INFORMATION:

e-mail: desmondshortt@eircom.net
post: 6 Mill Cottages , Cahir , Co. Tipperary , IRELAND
phone: 00 353 (0) 52 41586


EDUCATION :

Limerick College of Art & Design 1987 1991
Certificate in Visual Education 1988
Diploma in Fine Art Painting 1991
Exchange to Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Orleans , France 1990

AWARDS :

Arts Council Materials Grant 1993
Arts Council Studio Grant 1993, 1994
Artflight ( London ) 1994
Arts Council Travel Award ( Jerusalem, Los Angeles ) 1994, 1996
Tipperary SR, County Council ( Arts Act, 1973 ) 1994
RHA Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Bursary, Highly Commended 1994
Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Studio Assistance 1997-1998
Wexford County Council Public Panel of Artists 1997-1999 1999-2001
Artists Association of Ireland, Costa del Sol Award 1998
Arts Council Artist in Residence (Schools) 2001

RESIDENCIES :

Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan 1995
Cill Rialaig Project, Co. Kerry 1995
Malaga, Spain ( Artists Assoc. of Ireland Costa Del Sol Award ) 1998

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS :

Pantheon Gallery, Dublin December 1992, March 1993
The One Gallery, Belfast March 1994
Gordon Gallery, Derry November 1994
University of Limerick September 1995
Cill Rialaig Gallery, Dublin February 1996, April 1996
Hallward Gallery, Dublin August 1996, December 1996, July1997 August 1997, December 1998, July 1999
Goat, Los Angeles December 1996
Jo Rain Gallery, Dublin August 1998
Queens Hall, Narberth, Wales August 1998
Dyehouse Gallery, Waterford September 1999