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Elaine Byrne

Adjunct Faculty

M.A.Visual Arts Practices

PhD candidate

Elaine is a practicing visual artist. She has an MA in Visual Arts Practices and was a fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program. She has had many solo shows, including in Dublin, New York, Mexico DF, Rome and Limerick. She has won several prizes including the 8th Arte Laguna prize, Venice, and the T.I.N.A art prize, Milan. Awarded residencies include at ISCP, Art OMI, and Arctic Circle. Her work is in various collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Collection of Ireland, the Arts Council of Ireland and the Rubin Foundation.

Elaine is a Ph.D. candidate at Temple University, Philadelphia where she is also adjunct faculty in the Film and Media department. She is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

Instagram : elainebyrneartist

Elaine Byrne
  • Collections


    The National Collection of Ireland, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rosenbach Museum and Library (Philadelphia), Office of Public Works Ireland, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, Galway University Hospital, Highlanes Municipal Gallery, PwC (London), Arts Council of Ireland, Donald and Shelly Rubin Collection.
  • Presentations


    2021 Border Perversion- conference paper University of Texas.
    Hugh Lane Museum, Artist talk and Study day leader

    2019 ICAS Conference, Antrim, N. Ireland. Dis-Placement Borders and Liminal Spaces. Keynote speaker
  • Exhibitions


    June Woman in the machine, VISUAL Carlow and Carlow Arts Festival

    October Worlds without end, Hugh Lane Gallery, RHA annual, Dublin,

    December Silver, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery,

    May- July Eco Shifters, Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato, Switzerland,

    May RHA annual, Dublin,

    July –Nov The Watchers, 8th Floor, The Shelly & Donald Rubin Foundation, NYC,

    June Oidhreacht: Transforming Tradition, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery,

    October Art for Arctic’s sake, Ildiko Butler Gallery, Fordham University, NYC,

    Liminality as Battle-line, Sotheby’s 6th floor, NYC,

    September borderline, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, solo show

    Aug-Oct Never take a vacation with artists who collect the same stuff as you, ISCP, NY,

    April-Oct Whenceness, Irish Consulate, NYC, solo show

    March Leaps and Bounds, ISCP, NYC, curated by Bard curatorial program

    January Omega workshop. Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts, NYC,