Paul Woods
Visual Artist

Biography

EXHIBITIONS

  2017

  • NORDART International Art Exhibition, Budelsdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, June - Oct
  • Maynooth University, Annual Art Show, Feb

 

  2016

  • The LUAN Gallery, Athlone, The People, The Land, April – June, 1916 Centerary Duo show with Tom Byrne
  • Aras Chill Dara, Naas - Revolution!1916, public art trail as part of 1916 Rising Commemoration Programme, Kildare County Council Arts Service, June - Dec
  • Maynooth University Library, Annual Art Exhibition, Feb, group show
  • The Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, Oradour, Elegy for a Town, Jan-Feb solo show, paintings and multimedia

 

  2015

  • Castletown House, Celbridge, Kildare Portait Artist of the Year, Sep - Oct, group show
  • Leixlip Library Gallery, Kildare, Gallipoli and the Great War, April-May, solo show
  • Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, Fields of War, Feb- April, solo show
  • Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth, Artist Notebook Project, Feb-March, group show

 

  2014

  • Artlink, Fort Dunree, "No Jury No Prize 2014", (group) Sept - Dec
  • Farmleigh - Motorhouse, Dublin, "The Iron Harvest - Contemporary Approaches to Painting WW1", solo show, Oct - Nov
  • Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, "Visual Encounters with the Great War", solo show, Sept - Oct
  • NUI Maynooth, "The Notebook Project" (group), April

 

  2013

  • KRF:1 2013 Artist Notebook Project (group), October 2013, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

 

  2011

  • International Exhibition Centre in Boleslawiec, Poland, Dec 2010-Jan 2011 – “Stories about History”, solo show, by invitation

 

  2010

  • Galeria Legnica, Legnica, Poland, Nov- Dec, “Stories about History”, solo show, by invitation
  • Galeria BWA, Jelenia Gora, Poland, Sept-Oct -“Stories about History”, solo show, by invitation
  • Art at the Ivy House, Dublin, May-July – “Perspective” group show, curated by Claire Halpin
  • Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, May-June –“Military Zones”, two artists show, curated by Una Collins
  • IMOCA, Moxie Studios - Dublin, April – “Blasphemous”, group show, curated by Bear K Koss
  • Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Co. Offaly, Feb-March - “The Fallen”, solo show

 

  2009

  • The Alley Arts Centre, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Oct-Nov -“Visions of War”, solo show
  • Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin, June-July - “Exploring Irish and Polish connections through Art” - group show
  • The Phoenix Gallery, The Grand Opera House, Belfast, May-June -“The Fallen“, solo show

 

  2008

  • The Basement Gallery, Dundalk, March-April - “Art of War”, solo show

EDUCATION

  2015 / 2017 - NUI Maynooth

Qualification:   M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies

 

  2007 - D.K.I.T Dundalk

Qualification:   Certificate in I-Media, Multimedia course

 

  2004 / May 2005 - O` Fiaich College of Further Education

Qualification:  F.E.T.A.C. Certificate in Applied Psychology and Social Studies

 

  1994 / 1995 - Limerick College of Art and Design

Qualification:  B.A. Degree with Honours in Fine Art Painting

 

  1991 / 1994 - Limerick College of Art and Design

Qualification:  Higher National Diploma with Merit in Fine Art Painting

 

  1990 / 1991 - O` Fiaich College of Further Education

Qualification:  Certificate in Art, Craft and Design

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

  2016

KCC Creative Ireland Grant

 

  2016

Artist in school residency award

 

  2016

NUI Maynooth, Annual Show Merit Award

 

  2015

Westmeath County Coucil, 1916 Commemoration Grant

 

  2015

KCC 1916 Commemoration Art Award

 

  2014

Create Louth Art Grant

 

  2011

Kildare County Council Arts Services - Arts Act Award 2011

 

  October 2009

Shortlisted for the Emerging Visual Artist Award 2009, The Arts Council and Wexford Arts Office

 

  2009

The Arts Council - Travel and Training Award (towards research in France)

 

  2008 / 2009

Dundalk Arts Office - Arts Acts Award 2009

 

  2008

Dundalk Arts Office - Arts Acts Award 2008

 

  1995

“Abhainn” - Revenue Commissioners, Limerick - Overall Prize Winner for Submitted Painting

 

RESEARCH

Recent research - Oradour Sur Glane Memorial Village, France.

Various site specific trips, recording visual imagery at historical military sites in South-East Asia, Austria, Poland, Germany, Holland, Denmark, France, Czech Republic, Hungary and the U.S.A.

 

 

LINKS

COLLECTIONS

Paul's paintings are in private collections in Ireland and abroad and in public collections in Ireland (Kildare County Coucil, Taisce Lu - Louth).