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Robert Dunne

1968 United States

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1968 Born in Cleveland, Ohio 1992 Cleveland Institute of Art, U.S.A. 1993 Boston Museum School of Art, U.S.A. 1996 B.F.A. National College of Art and Design, Dublin ARTIST STATEMENT "I find the material and ideas for my work in everyday situations. The visual and physical memory of my environment influences everything I make. I look at things around me and think about functionality, design, material and scale, and how time and need have shaped these things. The process of making, for me, is a kind of reimagining or juxtaposition of things I’ve seen or experienced, half familiar but new at the same time. It is this very real hands-on experience which informs the physical parameters of the work. The work plays with familiar material, creating connections with and deriving meaning from their traditional usage, making the objects at times seem quite familiar. As well as bringing form to the pieces the plaster hides and exposes elements of the structural fabric of the work. The scraps of wood I use were once part of something larger and would have had a function or use. Once assembled within this new context they exhibit residual traces of their former use." Robert Dunne
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2018 “New Work”, Gray Comtempory, Houston, Texas, Usa. 2017 “Alter”, Linenhall Art Centre, Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland 2014 ”New Work”, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co Clare, Ireland 2012 “Plunge”, Selected As Part Of The Kilkenny Arts Festival, Upstairs Gallery, The Watergate. Kilkenny, Ireland 2010 “Tunnels”, Selected As Part Of The Kilkenny Arts Festival,-Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny, Ireland 2008 “Growth”, Kilkenny Arts Festival By Hugh Mulh Mulholland, Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018 “Group Show”, Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany 2017 “Three Person Show”, Taylor Gallery, Dublin, Ireland “In White Graze”, Galeria Projektantow, Warsaw “Black Box” (Traveling Exhibition), curated by Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg (FR) Belgem (DE) “Dirty Filthy Painting”, Byron School Of Art, Mullumbimby, Nsw ,Austraila “Painting, Installations, Objects”, Galeria Kierat 1, Szczecin, Poland “Combined”, Gray Contempory, Houston, Texas, Usa 2016 “Art Works”, Open Submission Visual, Carlow, Ireland 2015 “Dunamaise”, Open Submission Overall Winner Of Show, Awarded A Residence In Art House, Ireland “Birr Art Festival”, curated by Geraldine Orreilly, Aosdana, The Maltings, Birr, Offaly, Stradbally, Laois, Ireland 2014 “Dunamaise Open Submission”, curated By Geraldine O`Reilly, Dunamaise Art Centre, Portlaoise, Ireland 2009 “Myspace”, curated by Cecilia Moore (Traveling Exhibition), Ballymun Civic Centre, The Helix, Limerick City Museum 2007 “Group Show” Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland 2002 “Five Years On”, Kilkenny County Council, Kilkenny, Ireland 1997 “Side Effects”, Belfast Old Museum, Belfast, Ireland “Ivory Towers”, Catalyst Arts Centre, Belfast, Ireland 1996 “Selection Of Irish Degree Shows”, R.H.A., Dublin, Ireland

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