Paraic Leahy is a visual Artist based in Callan, Kilkenny Ireland. He graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2008.

He works in the mediums of oil paint on wood and watercolour on paper. He has exhibited at the London Art Fair 2015, Sluice Art Fair, NYC., and The Manchester Contemporary, 2014, with Paper Gallery, amongst other notable galleries.

Paraic was the recipient of the RHA Tony O'Malley Residency Award 2015/16 


Solo Exhibitions

2017    'A Variety of Sameness ' Abhainn Ri Festival, Callan, Kilkenny.

2015    ‘Creatures of Costume’ (Invited Artist), Terryglass Arts Festival, Tipperary, Ireland.

2014    ‘To behold oneself as one looks to others’, Nag Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2013    ‘Behold the scaffolding on which beauty is built’ Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland.


Group Exhibitions

2017    (Upcoming) 'The Shape of things', Durden and Ray Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2017   'Line and Fold', Campbasel Revisted, Basel, Switzerland .

2017    The 187th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

2017    ‘Greenhouse’, Devonshire Collective, Eastbourne, UK

2016    ‘Beep International Painting Prize’, Wrexham, Wales, UK

2016    ‘Beep International Painting Prize’, Swansea, Wales, UK

2016    ‘Paper Dialogues’ Kir Royal Gallery, Valencia, Spain

2016    The RHA 186th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

2015    The RHA 185th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

2015    Kolner Liste Art Fair, Cologne, Germany.

2015    The Functionality of Thought, Dean Clough Gallery, West Yorkshire, UK

2015    London Art Fair, London, UK

2014    Sluice Art Fair, Paper Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2014    The Manchester Contemporary with Paper Gallery, Manchester, UK

2014    The Functionality of Thought, Paper Gallery, Manchester, UK

2014    Now and Everything in-between, Droichead Art Centre, Louth, Ireland

2014    Now and Everything in-between, Galway Art Centre, Galway, Ireland

2014    The Functionality of Thought, PAPER Gallery, Manchester, UK

2014    PAPER, The Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield, UK

2014    ‘Snow in Summer’, Peek-a-boo Gallery, Perth, Western Australia.

2014    The Functionality of Thought, The Affordable Art Fair, London, UK

2014    Supermarket Art Fair Ormston House, Stockholm, Sweden

2013    Pallas Periodical Review 3, Pallas Projects, Dublin, Ireland

2013    Modessqe 1st International painting Contest, Skwer Art Center, Warsaw, Poland

2012    Isolated boarders, The Old Police Station Art Center, London, England.

2011    Water Tower Art Fest 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2010    Enniskillen Arts Open 2010, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.

2010    The Woods, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick City, Ireland.

2010    Imposing Nature, Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin. Ireland.

2010    Claremorris Open Exhibition 2010, Claremorris, Mayo, Ireland.

2010    Something tells me its all happening at the Zoo, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin, Ireland.

2010    Rua Red Summer Show 2010, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.


Residencies

2015/16          The RHA Tony O’Malley Residency Award 2015/16, Callan, Kilkenny (9months)

2011                Ucross Foundation Fellow, Clearmont, Wyoming, U.S.A.

2010               Tyrone Gutherie Centre, Monaghan, Ireland.

2010               The Guesthouse Residency, 10 Chapel Street, Shandon, Cork, Ireland.

2009              The Curfew Tower (Void Gallery), Cushendal, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


Awards

2017    Tipperary Artist Award

2017    Arts Act Grant, Kilkenny

2016    Shortlisted RHA Ashford Gallery Open Call

2016    Shortlisted for ‘Beep International Painting Prize’ Wales.

2015    The RHA Tony O’Malley Residency Award 2015-16

2015    Tipperary Artist Award (2011-2015)

2014    Grant for Limerick Based artist (2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014), Limerick Arts Office.

2013    Shortlisted for the Modessqe 1st International Painting Award ‘Skwer, Fabryka Trziny ‘ Art Centre,                     Warsaw, Poland.

2011     Ucross Foundation Fellowship, Wyoming, U.S.A

2011     Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award

2011     Support For Professional North Tipperary Artist 2011.

2010    Second Prize Claremorris Art Open, Curated by Lisa le Feuvre.

2010    Tyrone Gutherie Bursary 2010 Tipperary Arts Office


Art Fairs

2015    Kolner Liste Art fair (Paper Gallery), Cologne, Germany

2015    London Art Fair (Paper Gallery), London, UK

2014    Sluice Art Fair (Paper Gallery), New York, U.S.A

2014    The Manchester Contemporary (Paper Gallery), Manchester, UK

2014    The Affordable Art Fair (Paper Gallery), London, UK

2014    Supermarket Art fair (Ormston House), Stockholm, Sweden


Collections

OPW Office of Public Works ‘The Irish State Art Collection’

Tipperary Arts Office Permanent Collection

Claremorris Art Exhibition – Purchased for Curator Lisa Le Feuvre

Private Collections; Ireland, Canada, UK, Italy.


Education

Limerick School of Art and Design                  2004 - 2008

Bachelor of Fine Art Painting                           Hons. Degree