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Amanda Doran

Co.Wexford, Ireland

7 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Represented by

Works by Amanda Doran

Love Hate


Paintings , Oil

70 x 50cm

1200,00 €

Die Hard, Try Hard


Paintings , Mixed Media , Oil

50 x 50cm

1000,00 €

Meat Heads


Paintings , Oil

60 x 80cm

1400,00 €

Victim Tattoo


Paintings , Oil

18 x 24cm

420,00 €

Just No Guts


Paintings , Acrylic

25 x 30cm

550,00 €

Amanda Doran deals with her daily environment and her encounters. In the last half years, however, her focus has shifted, from habitual rituals, eccentricities and quirks to discomfort, death and rebirth. She sees the issues as a cathartic outlet that addresses the peculiarities and unpredictability of recent times. The artist reflects death, destruction, despair by depicting people in alternative cultures, such as the tattoo, punk or metal scene. The everyday situations have turned into gloomy and somewhat eerie images that show the cycle from death to rebirth, but with a pinch of dark humour. Life itself is a cycle of recurring phases that are confronted, fought against and destroyed in order to be able to return to light-heartedness.
Doran’s method of representation focuses on physical details that would also catch the viewer’s eye in real life. With their thick and coarse style and their exuberant and direct style of painting, the figures appear obscure, but also aesthetically pleasing, with their artistically tattooed skin. The thick, uncontrollable, sometimes chaotic layers of paint reflect the artist’s momentary feelings, those of a present that cannot be influenced.


2016 FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Drawing Studies for Animation, Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin, Ireland
2012 B.A. (Hons) Degree in Fine Art Painting, (First-class Honours,) National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland
2009 FETAC Level 6 Certificate in Fine Art - Gorey School of Art, Co. Wexford, Ireland
2004 FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Fine Art - Gorey School of Art, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Familiar Faces, Periphery Space, Gorey School of Art. Co. Wexford, Ireland
2019 Flora & Fauna, RHA Ashford Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2017 The Divine Feminine - An Ongoing Body of Work, The Amber Springs, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Two Person Exhibitions

2019 Pretty, Fleshy, Pain Things, with Sheila Rennick, Hillsboro Fine Art
2013 Flesh and Soul, with Motoko Ishibashi, BYCR Gallery, Milan, Italy

Group Exhibitions

2021 IRL, Galerie Anna25, Berlin, Germany
2020 Spring Once Again - St. Brigid's Day Celebration of Irish Female Artists, hosted by The Irish Embassy in Turkey, Cankaya Muncipality Contemporary Arts Centre, Ankara, Turkey,
2018 Papercuts, group show, ongoing pop up exhibition, Saatchi Gallery
2018 Process Art Gorey, Gorey School of Art, Wexford
2018 Still Life, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
2018 Group Show, Milk Gallery (in assoc. with STP,) New York, U.S.A
2017 Strangelands, Collyer BristowGallery, London, U.K
2017 The 25th Annual Hermione Hall Exhibition, Alexandra College, Dublin, Ireland
2016 Papercuts, group show, ongoing pop up exhibition based in London U.K
2016 Locorum, group show, Gorey Civic Square, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
2016 The Marmite Prize For Painting V, group show, Block 336, Brixton, London
2014 Peripheries: Between the I and the Hand, group show, Gorey School of Art, Wexford, Ireland
2013 Tales of the Unexpected, group show, Transition Gallery, London, U.K.
2013 Offspring, group show, Gorey Civic Square, Wexford, Ireland
2013 New Order: British Art Today group show, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K
2013 Salons d’Exploration group show, The Back Loft, Dublin, Ireland
2012 Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations Award shortlisted artists group show, London, UK
2012 R.D.S Student Art Awards group show, Dublin, Ireland
2012 N.C.A.D. Graduate Degree show, Dublin, Ireland
2012 You’re Not On The List group show, Project Space NCAD, Dublin, Ireland,
2011 Applause group show, Moxie Studios, Dublin, Ireland
2010 RHA Unselected Show, The Bad Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Humour of… Youth, Gorey School of Art group show, Wexford, Ireland


OPW State Collection
Saatchi Collection, London, U.K.
AXA Insurance Collection, Dublin, Ireland.

Residencys and Awards

2018-2019 Paul Funge Artist in Residence Programme, Gorey School of Art

2020 Shortlisted for Zurich Portrait Prize
2020 Shortlisted for The Beep Painting Prize
2016 Shortlisted for The Marmite Prize For Painting V
2012 Shortlisted for Saatchi New Sensations Award
2012  Shortlisted for The RDS Student Art Awards
2012 AXA Insurance Purchase Award