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
2018 (Upcoming - August) Paper Gallery, Manchester, UK
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.
2017 'The Sense 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.
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
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
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
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.
Limerick School of Art and Design 2004 - 2008
Bachelor of Fine Art Painting Hons. Degree