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Catherine Creaney

Catherine Creaney (b. 1978) is a Northern Irish self-taught artist working primarily in portraiture in the mediums of oil, pastel and pencil in a realist style. Catherine has exhibited throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe and has won multiple awards for her work including: The ESB Keating Award and Silver Medal for an outstanding artwork at the 185th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition and First Place in the Artist’s Magazine All-Media Online Competition (2014). She won The Drawing Prize and The Rowel Friers Perpetual Trophy at the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition twice. She was shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize, Dublin (2016). She has been awarded the don niccolo d'ardia caracciolo award at the Royal Hibernian Annual Exhibition, Dublin, The Henri Roche Award and The People's Choice Award at The First International Pastel Exhibition, Rome (2017). Catherine has also won the People's Choice Award at The Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast and the Portrait Prize at the National Open Art, London (2018). She has been commissioned by the Office of Public Works in Ireland to create a portrait of the Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny (2018). Most recently She has been involved in creating a portrait for the Women on Walls Campaign (2019). Being one of six artists commissioned to create a series of portraits of historical female leaders in medicine to be displayed in the Boardroom of the RCSI Dublin.


Grants & Awards

 

2017 The Portrait Prize, 21st National Open Art Competition, London

2017 Henry Roche Award at the First International Pastel Exhibition, Rome

2017 People’s Choice Award at the First International Pastel Exhibition, Rome

2017 People’s Choice Award at the Royal Ulster Academy’s 136th Annual Exhibition, Belfast

2017 The Don Niccolo d'Ardia Caracciolo medal and award at the 187th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin

2015 The ESB Keating Award and Silver Medal for an outstanding art work at the 185th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition

2014 First Place in the 2014 Artist’s Magazine All-Media Online Competition

2014 Drawing Prize sponsored by the Tom Caldwell Installations at the Royal Ulster Academy’s 133rd Annual Exhibition

2014 The Rowel Friers Perpetual Trophy sponsored by Bewley’s Ltd at the

Royal Ulster Academy’s 133rd Annual Exhibition

2011 The drawing Prize sponsored by the Tom Caldwell Gallery at the Royal Ulster Academy’s 130th Annual Exhibition

2011 The Rowel Friers Perpetual Trophy sponsored by Bewley’s Ltd at the Royal Ulster Academy’s 130th Annual Exhibition


Selected Group exhibitions

2019 The Royal Ulster Academy 138th Annual Exhibition, The Ulster Museum, Belfast

2019 Painting Today, MEAM, Barcelona

2019 Observe, Rehs Conyemporary, New York

2019 20 Years in 20 x 20”, MEAM, Barcelona

2019 The Royal Hibernian Academy 189th Annual Exhibition, Dublin

2018 The Royal Ulster Academy 137th Annual Exhibition, The Ulster Museum, Belfast

2018 ModPortrait 2017, Pablo Serrano Art Museum, Zaragoza and MEAM, Barcelona

2018 Derwent Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2017 First International Pastel Exhibition, Rome

2017 The Royal Ulster Academy’s 136th Annual Exhibition, The Ulster Museum, Belfast

2017 21st National Open Art Competition, London

2017 Royal Hibernian Academy 187th Annual Exhibition, Dublin

2016 The Hennessy Portrait Prize, National Gallery Ireland, Dublin

2015 Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh

2015 Semblance, Gormley’s Fine Art, Belfast, Dublin

2015 Royal Hibernian Academy 185th Annual Exhibition, Dublin

2014 Trowbridge Arts Festival 2014, Trowbridge Arts, Trowbridge

2014 The Royal Ulster Academy 133rd Annual Exhibition, The Ulster Museum, Belfast

2014 Derwent Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2014 Royal Hibernian Academy 184th Annual Exhibition, Dublin

2011 The Royal Ulster Academy’s 130th Annual Exhibition, The Ulster Museum, Belfast

2008 The Royal Ulster Academy’s 127th Annual Exhibition, The Titanic Quarters, Belfast

2006 The Royal Ulster Academy’s 125th Annual Exhibition, Ormeau Baths,

Belfast

Media & Publications

INPA 7 (International painting annual 7), 2017

Art and Freedom XI - Artlibre, 2017

Strokes Of Genius 8: Expressive Texture (The Best of Drawing), 2016

Artist’s Magazine All-Media Competition, July/August edition of The Artist's

Magazine, 2015

Revealing Expressions – Realistic art by Catherine Creaney, BHL- Bald Hiker Life, 2015

 

Collections

 

The Office of Public Works, Dublin, Ireland

MEAM, Barcelona, Spain

Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland

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