CV Summary

Micky Donnelly is a leading contemporary Irish artist. Born in Belfast in 1952, he studied at the University of Ulster from 1976 to 1981, where he received his BA and MA in Fine Art.

Since then he has shown his paintings, drawings and installations in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Ireland, Britain, Europe, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, Canada and America, and has been included in many important international survey exhibitions of Irish Art.

He has received a wide range of awards and prizes, has curated several group exhibitions in Ireland, and has spent time working in Italy, the USA, and New Zealand. He was a founder member of Circa art magazine, has written about contemporary art for various publications, and had a novel published in 2001. In 1996 he was elected a member of Aosdana, one of the most prestigious positions in the Irish arts.

His work is included in many private and public art collections in Ireland, Europe, and the USA, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Ulster Museum, the Arts Council of Ireland, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Arts Council of England, the British Council, and the European Parliament.

He shows with the Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, and the Taylor Galleries, Dublin. He also showed with The Anderson O’Day Gallery, London, The Vangard Gallery, Cork, and Galerie CAOC, Berlin, for a number of years.

Donnelly works in Belfast and Lissadell, Co. Sligo.

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