Curriculum Vitae

Artist: Tony Gunning

Tony has been a full time artist since 2000. He paints in the realist style and is attracted by subject matter which observes the effects of social and cultural change in the urban and rural landscape.
2013                     Solo exibition 'Mount Congreve - a Hidden Treasure' at Greyfriars Municipal Gallery,
                              Eigse Open Carlow - Curated by Stephen McKenna, PPRHA and Amelia Stein RHA
                              Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Open - Curated by Tara Murphy (Solomon Fine Arts)
2012                     Dunamaise Open - Curated by Jock Nichol, Independent
                              Eigse Open - Curated by Barbara Dawson (Hugh Lane Gallery) and Brian
                                                       Duggan (Artist)
2011                     Solo Exhibition 'Landmarks' at the Radisson Blu, St. Helens, Dublin.
2010                      CCA:RDS - Curated by Helen Carey, Independent.
                               Claremorris Open - Curated by Lisa le Feuvre, Goldsmiths.
                               Solo Exhibition 'Rainbowland' at the United Arts Club, Dublin.
                               Solo Exhibition 'Reflections' at Galway University Hospirtal
                               Solo Exhibition 'Echoes' at Signal Arts Centre, Bray
                               Millcove Art Awards, Castletownbere

2009                      Solo exhibition 'Scenes from the Monoculture' at The Courthouse Arts Centre,
                                Solo exhibition 'Out of the Blue', Bistro Marterllo,Sandycove                                
                                Eigse Arts Festival, Carlow
                                Dunamaise Open - Curated by Martin Gale R.H.A.

2008                       Group shows at  the Joan Clancy Gallery, Ring, Co. Waterford, the Beaufield

                               Mews Gallery, Dublin and the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London.

                                Claremorris Open - Curated by Lizzie Carey-Thomas, Tate Britain

2007                       EV+A, Limerick

                                      One of four artists sharing the Curator’s Award. (Curator Klaus Ottmann)

                                      Winner of the Bank of Ireland’s inaugural Recognition Award for an

                                      Emerging Artist

                              Éigse Arts Festival, Carlow

                              Earagail Arts Festival, Letterkenny (Donegal County Museum).

                              Greystones Arts Festival.

                              Waterford Arts Festival – (Municipal Gallery and Manifesto Art Gallery)

                              Group shows at the Loft Gallery, Dublin, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London    

                              and at the United Arts Club, Dublin.


2006                      Solo exhibition ‘Trasnaiocht’ at the Watergate, Kilkenny

                              Group shows at  The Granary, Waterford and at the United Arts Club, Dublin.     


2005                      Iontas, Sligo      

                              Residency at Cill Rialaig Artist’s Retreat, Ballinskelligs

                              Represented Ireland at the Florence Biennale 

                              Group shows at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London and at the United Arts Club

                              Greystones Arts Festival   


2004                      Solo exhibition ‘Through Streets Broad and Narrow’ at the European Parliament,


                              Solo exhibition ‘Boomtown Bloomtown’ at the Davis Gallery, Dublin.

                              R.H.A. Annual Exhibition

                              Eigse Arts Festival, Carlow

                              Group show at the Narrow Space Gallery, Clonmel.


2003                      Solo exhibition ‘Streetscapes of County Waterford’ at the Old Market House Arts

                              Centre, Dungarvan.

                              R.H.A. Annual Exhibition

                              Iontas Contemporary Small Works Exhibition

                                          Touring:   Sligo Art Gallery

                                                            Millenium Court, Portadown

                                                            Limerick City Art Gallery.

                              Group shows at the Metatron, Enniskerry and at the United Arts Club. Dublin


2002                       Finalist on RTE’S ‘Open House’ Art Competition (first appearance as a

                               professional artist) 

                               Solo exhibition ‘Dublin-A Changing City’ at the Davis Gallery, Dublin.

                               Group shows at Kilcock Art Gallery and at the United Arts Club. Dublin.


56, Kill Abbey,


Co. Dublin.


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