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Tracey Quinn, from Lisburn, Co. Antrim, lives and works in Dublin. Quinn studied in Leicester, England and Orleans, France, and gained an Honours Degree in Fine Art. Her first solo exhibition was in the Kerlin Gallery Belfast, 1989. In total, she has had nine solo exhibitions in Ireland and has been included in numerous important group exhibitions in Ireland, England, New York and Hong Kong. Quinn is a regular exhibitor Royal Hibernian Academy Open Exhibition. She was awarded travel and material grants from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.

Tracey Quinn’s main concerns are light, colour, atmosphere and time, simplification of form and loose brush work using oils on canvas. She sources her Inspiration from the Irish landscape, the ever-changing skies that cast shadows on distant fields, and tries to create an atmosphere or impression rather than a literal translation.

Education
1985-1988 BA Hons Fine Art, Leicester Polytechnic
1987 L’Institute D’Art Visuel, Orleans, France
1984-1985 Foundation Course, Leicester Polytechnic

Collections
Arts Council of Ireland
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
AIB Bank
Bank of Ireland
BBC Belfast
National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland

Private Collections, Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Canada, USA, Hong Kong

Solo Exhibitions
2012 Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin
1998 Monaghan County Museum
1996 One Oxford Street, Belfast
Kilcock Gallery, Co Kildare
1994 Gordon Galleries, Derry
1993 Architecture Centre, Belfast
1992 Arts Council Gallery, Belfast
1991 Kerlin Gallery, Belfast
1989 Kerlin Gallery, Belfast

Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 Additions 2013, National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland, University of Limerick
Viewfinder, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
2012 Christmas Show, Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin
2012 ‘Elements’ Touring exhibition, Ireland
2011 Christmas Show, Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin
2010 Group Show, Kilcock Gallery, Co. Kildare
2009 Christmas Show, Cavehill Gallery, Belfast
Group Summer Show, Newtownbarry House, Co. Wexford
2008 Christmas Show, Cavehill Gallery, Belfast
Group Show, Jane Hallworth Gallery, California, USA
2007 Open Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin
2006 Open Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin
Group Show, Cavehill Gallery, Belfast
2004 Open Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin
2000 Millenium Exhibition, Cavehill Gallery, Belfast
1999 Four Person Show, Cavehill Gallery, Belfast
1997 Belfast Young Contemporaries, One Oxford Street Gallery, Belfast
Three Irish Landscape Painters, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin
1995 Contemporary Art in Ireland, John Martin Gallery, London
1994 Two Person Show, Kilcock Gallery, Kildare
Open Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin
Contemporary Irish Art, Furama Hotel, Hong Kong
1993 The Essence of Life, Powerhouse, Dublin
Celebration of Irish Art, Pacific Club, Hong Kong
Art of Works, Arts Council Gallery, Belfast
Belfast Young Contemporaries, One Oxford Street, Belfast
Open Exhibition, RHA Galery, Dublin
1992 Open Exhibition, RUA, Belfast
Three Person Show, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
1991 Group Summer Show, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
1990 National Laing Collection, Mall Galleries, London
1989 New English Art Club, Mall Galeries, London

Awards
1997 Material Grant, Arts Council of Ireland
1989 Travel Bursary, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
1989 Laing Regional Art Collection Competition, First Prize
1988 UK Land Award, The New English Art Club
The Oldroyd Travel Award
The Westend Travel Award
The Bostik Travel Award

Catalogues and Published Work
2013 Additions 2013, the National Self-Portrait collection of Ireland
2012 Elements, Office of Public Works, Dept of Finance and Personnel, N Ireland
2011 The State Diary, Office of Public Works
1995 ‘Art of the State’, Office of Public Works
1993 ‘Art of Works’, Dept of Environment, Northern Ireland
1992 ‘Arts Council of Northern Ireland’ Catalogue

Selected Critical Reviews
2007 23rd May, The Irish Times, Ian Hill
1999 13th March, The Belfast Telegraph, Elizabeth Baird
1996 14th November, The Irish Times, Ian Hill
1994 29th May, The Sunday Tribune, Aidan Dunne
1992 17th September, The Belfast Telegraph, Elizabeth Baird
16th July, The Belfast Telegraph, Elizabeth Baird
1989 10th March, Belfast Telegraph, Elizabeth Baird
11th August, The Belfast Telegraph, Amanda Croft

Collections
Arts Council of Ireland
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
AIB Bank
Bank of Ireland
BBC Belfast
National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland
Irish Intercontinental Bank
Goodbody Stockbrokers
MBNA
Hastings Hotels
Northern Ireland Civil Service
Northern Ireland Airports
Saint Vincents Hospital Dublin
Department of Environment, Northern Ireland
Office of Public Works, Ireland:
Department of Agriculture
Department of Finance
State Solicitors Office
Northern Bank

Selected works by Tracey Quinn View All Artwork