Marie Hanlon

Marie Hanlon was born in Kilkenny, she studied History of European Painting and English at University College Dublin and has worked as a professional artist since 1990. Known mainly as an abstract artist of finely made small and medium sized works, Hanlon’s output in recent years encompasses a broader range of media. Through her collaboration with contemporary composers she has developed new work, especially in video and installation. Her incorporation of music is not merely to enhance the visual but to create a tense equal partnership in which both elements allow the other to be more fully realized. Hanlon has exhibited as a solo artist, in group shows and in screenings throughout Ireland and abroad. Events for 2014 include: solo exhibitions at Solstice Arts Centre, Navan and Draiocht, Centre for the Arts, Blanchardstown / residency in Krems, Austria /selection for Cinesonika 4 International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada / group exhibition at The Octagonal Room, City Assembly House, Dublin with Rubicon Gallery / joint commission with Rhona Clarke from Concorde for Up Close with Music, screenings in RHA Gallery and Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane. Marie Hanlon is a member of Aosdana, the state sponsored body of creative artists in Ireland. She lives and works in Dublin and is represented by Rubicon Projects | Rubicon Gallery.

Solo Exhibitions

201Everything We See, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
2014 DIC TAT Draiocht Centre for the Arts, Blanchardstown, Dublin
2013 TILT, Custom House Gallery, Westport
2012 Long Journey in a Short Space, Wexford Art Centre
2011 Rubicon Gallery, Dublin (book launch exhibition)
2010 Rua Red, Tallaght, Dublin
2009 Éigse Carlow
2009 Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
2008 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
2007 Kilkenny Arts Festival, (curated by Hugh Mulholland)
2004 Gallery 1, Kilkenny
2003 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
2002 Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
1998 Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
1996 Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
1995 Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
1994 Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
1993 Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Collaborations & Screenings

2014 CINESONIKA 4, International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada, screened For All We Know
2014 The Small Hours video with live player RHA Gallery,
2014 New Music Dublin, Contemporary Music Festival National Concert Hall, screened Lines& SpacesTruth and Beauty and For All We Know
2013 Film on Sound The Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall. Video and projection based on music by Rhona Clarke, Grainne Mulvey, Emma O’Halloran and Jane O’Leary
2013 Lines & Spaces collaborative video with Rhona Clarke, selected for CINESONIKA 3, International Film Festival, Canada, shown at The Nerve Centre, Derry
2013 A Way Through projection with Jane O’Leary for Up Close With Music 2 RHA Gallery
2012 Lines & Spaces Culture Night, Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin
2011 Between the Lines collaborative exhibition with Rhona Clarke, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
2011 Between the Lines Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
2011 Relic A ten minute video work, music by Rhona Clarke, funded by the Arts Council as a Music Project Award. Screenings: Burren College of Art 2011, Rubicon Gallery Dublin 2011, Newtown Castle Ballyvaughan 2012
2009 Digital projection with Rhona Clarke’s composition Pas de Quatre. Commissioned by ConTempo String Quartet and The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland. Concerts: Solstice Arts Centre Navan, The Arts Centre Roscommon, The Kevin Barry Room National Concert Hall Dublin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 A soul’s escape The Octagonal Room, City Assembly House, Dublin,with Rubicon Gallery
2014 Boyle Arts festival
2013 Winter Exhibition The Custom House Gallery, Westport
2011 Images from North Mayo, Ballinglen Art Foundation, Ballycastle, Mayo
2011 RHA 181 Annual Exhibition, RHA Dublin
2010 Arbeiten Auf Holz, Galerie Katharina Krohn, Basel, Switzerland
2010 Éigse Carlow Retrospective, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow
2010 RHA 180 Annual Exhibition, RHA Dublin
2009 News & Paper, Rubicon Gallery,Dublin
2009 RHA 179 Annual Exhibition, RHA Dublin
2009 Dublin Art Fair, RDS Dublin (with Rubicon Gallery)
2008 PULSE, Art Fair Miami (with Rubicon Gallery)
2007 Art 07 RDS Dublin (with Rubicon Gallery)
2006 Abstract Artists, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
2005 Happy Holiday, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
2004 Art for Amnesty, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
2004 ArtBrussels Art Fair (with Rubicon Gallery)
2003 Colour Chart, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
2003 ArtBrussels Art Fair (with Rubicon Gallery)
2002 Quatre Saisons de l’Art, Irish/Scottish exhibition, Aubais, France
2002 Gallery Artists, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
2002 Art Futures, Contemporary Arts’ Society, London
2001 Toronto Art Fair (with Rubicon Gallery)
2001 Art 2001, London Contemporary Art Fair (with Rubicon Gallery)
2001 ArtBrussels, Art Fair (with Rubicon Gallery)
2001 Group Show, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
2000 Art Futures, South Bank Centre,London
2000 ArtBrussels, Art Fair (with Rubicon Gallery)
2000 Art 2000, London Contemporary Art Fair (with Rubicon Gallery)
1999 Shore, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
1999 Éigse, Carlow (invited artist)
1999 Ballinglen Artists, New Hampshire Institute of Art, New England, U.S.A.
1998 LondonDublin, Jill George Gallery, London
1998 Landscape and Recollection, Economist Plaza, London

Selected Bibliography

2015 Mary Cremin, Other Realities catalogue essay Everything We See
2014 Rowan Sexton, tete-a-tete catalogue essay DIC TAT
2014 NicolaLe Fanu, interview with Rhona Clarke on the process of collaboration, DIC TAT
2013 The Soundtrack Journal, issue 5.1
2013 Aidan Dunne, The Ticket, The Irish Times, 17 May (TILT, Custom House Gallery, Westport)
2011 Aidan Dunne, The Ticket, The Irish Times, 26 August (8th Burren Annual Exhibition)
2011 Marie Hanlon published by the Rubicon Gallery
2010 Éigse Carlow Retrospective catalogue
2010 Sherman Sam ‘Walk with me dance with me’
2009 Dr. Rhona Clarke, Éigse Carlow Arts Festival catalogue
2009 Review by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 4 February (Rubicon Gallery Exhibition)
2008 Review by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 6 February (Fenderesky Gallery Exhibition)
2007 Review by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 23 August (Kilkenny Arts Festival)
2004 Ciarán Benson, In the Time of Shaking, Art for Amnesty, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin – catalogue
2003 Review by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 14 November (Ormeau Baths Gallery Exhibition)
2002 Review by Catherine Daly, The Sunday Times, 8 September (Rubicon Gallery Exhibition)
2002 Review by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 11 September (Rubicon Gallery Exhibition)
2002 Review by Billy Leahy, In Dublin Magazine, (Rubicon Gallery Exhibition)
1998 Review by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 2 December (Rubicon Gallery Exhibition)
1998 Samuel Walsh, Catalogue Essay for Rubicon Gallery Exhibition
1997 Sarah Finlay, Landscape & Recollection, The Ballinglen Experience
1997 Marie Hanlon, introductory essay, Landscape & Recollection, The Ballinglen Experience
1996 Review by Brian Fallon, The Irish Times, 5 September (Rubicon Gallery Exhibition)
1996 Review by Aidan Dunne, The Sunday Tribune, 8 September (Rubicon Gallery Exhibition)
1995 Review by Mark Ewart, The Irish Times, 1 February (Triskel Arts centre Exhibition)
1992 Review by Brian Coates, The Sunday Times, 17 July (Belltable Exhibition)

Recent Awards

2014 Residency, Krems Austria
2014 Fingal Arts Bursary
2010 Arts Council, Special Projects Award together with Rhona Clarke
2010 Fingal Bursary Award
2009 Fingal Bursary Award
2009 Cill Rialaig Residency
2007/8 Arts Council Travel & Training Award


Fingal County council
Goldman Sachs
Guinness & Mahon Bank
Fidelity Investments U.S.A./ Ireland
Colonia Insurance
Office of Public Work
Contemporary Art Society of Ireland
Alternative Entertainments, Tallaght
Cheeverstown House, Dublin
Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo
Dublin Instiltute of Technology
Waterford Institute of Technology
The Oscar Wilde Summer School, Bray
James Street South Restaurant, Belfast
…and several private collections in Ireland, the U.K., Europe and the U.S.A.


Solo exhibition at Galerie Katharina Krohn, Basel, Switzerland September 2015
Solo exhibition at Fendereky Gallery, Belfast 2016
Joint exhibition with Rhona Clarke at Droheda Art Centre 2016
Collaborative work with percussionist, Richard O’ Donnell and composer, Rhona Clarke for performance in New York, March 2016
For All we Know to be screened at SIME Festival, Lille, France, 2015
Everything We See installation to be included in Festival of Irish Culture, Stuttgart, Germany, March 2016