Biography

Education:
2005 BA Hons Degree (First Class) in Fine Art, specializing in Printmaking, GMIT, Galway, Ireland
2003 Diploma in Fine Art with Distinction, specializing in Printmaking, GMIT, Galway, Ireland
2005 Thesis with Distinction: ‘Hidden Truths; The Ambiguous Photographs of Northern Ireland’
2003 Thesis with Distinction: ‘Photographing Ireland; Contemporary Views of the Irish Locale’

Awards:
2013 Culture Ireland, for ‘Station/Wall’ Exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 Pollock Krasner Award, from Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York, USA
2009 Mentoring Award, Kilkenny Co. Council & Artlinks (Southeast Arts Iniative), Ireland
2008 ‘Verge’, Emerging Artist Award from Kilkenny Arts Office, for Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland
2005 Student Of The Year Award/De Blacom & Meagher Award, GMIT, Galway, Ireland
2005 Mayo County Council Printmaking Award-Mayo, Ireland

Solo Exhibitions:
2013 'Station/Wall', Grafiska Sällskapet Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 'Stories from the Abandoned City', Galleri Ingela S, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 ‘New Works by Tracy Sweeney’, The Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
2010 ‘Quick! Cops!’ Galleri Ingela S, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 ‘Artefact & Error’, The Galway Arts Festival; Official Programme, Galway, Ireland
2008 ‘Thus Spoke the Silent Spaces’, Central Bank, Dame St. Dublin, Ireland
2008 ‘If you Lived Here, You would be Home by Now’, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland.
(Curated by Hugh Mulholland, Former Director Ormeau Baths Gallery Belfast)
2007 'Thus Spoke The Silent Spaces’-Watergate Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
2006 ‘Thus Spoke the Silent Spaces’- The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
2006 ‘AP-Art’- The Galway Arts Centre-Process Room, Galway, Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2014 Saatchi Gallery Exhibition, Web Summit, RDS Dublin
2013 NP33 Galleri, Norrköping, Sweden
2013 Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland
2013 SUPERMARKET Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, with Grafiska Sällskapet Gallery, Stockholm
2011 Biennale 109, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2011 ‘Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta’, City Hall, Hong Kong, China. With Leinster Printmakers.
2011 ‘Bladverk’, Grafiska Sällskapet Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 ‘Le Cheile’ at Oriel Yns Mon Museum, Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales, UK.
Curated by Jim Creed, Regional Print Centre, Wrexham, Wales, UK
2010 'Matrix', The Graphic Print Studio Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
2010 'Dynamics', Galleri Ingela S, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 XIV Grafiktriennalen (Swedish Printmaking Triennial), Konstakademien, Stockholm, Sweden.
Officially opened by His Majesty King Carl Gustav of Sweden.
Exhibition also travelled to: Sundsvalls Museum, Sundsvall, Sweden
Kulturens Hus, Luleå, Sweden
Falkenbergs Museum, Falkenberg, Sweden
Landskrona Konsthall, Landskrona, Sweden
2010 ‘Längtans Landskap’, Grafiska Sällskapet Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 'Le Cheile', Rhyl Arts Centre, Wales, UK
2009 Exhibition with Graphic Studio, Gallery Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden
2009 'Impact’, with Leinster Printmakers, Bristol, UK
2009 ‘Bog 50 x 70’, with Leinster Printmakers, Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland.
Curated by Peter Jones, Dublin Institute of Technology, Fine Art Department
2009 Exhibition with Endangered Studios, Kilkenny Arts Festival, No. 72 John St. & Fennellys, Callan,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
2009 ‘Bog 50 x 70’, The Factory Space, Capel St. Dublin, Ireland
2008 ‘Greenstar’, Mermaid Art Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
2007 ‘Iontas’, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo, Ireland. (Curated by Michael Dempsey, Curator, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland)
2007 'Within & Without', Limerick Printmakers, Limerick, Ireland
2007 'Within & Without' The Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
2006 ‘Impressions’, The Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland
2006 'Within & Without’-, White Room Gallery, Galway, Ireland
(Selected by Ruairí Ó Cúiv, Public Art Manager, Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ireland)

Commissions:
2013 'Spår/Track' Commission, The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square, Dublin
2007 ‘Pillar of Stone’ Sculpture, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo,
2005 Galway County Council & Galway Arts Centre Commission, Galway, Ireland
2003 Shortlisted for Mayo Co. Council’s Commission for Castlebar Courthouse, Mayo, Ireland

Collections:
• Microsoft-Sweden
• Åhléns-Sweden
• Apoteket-Sweden
• OPW-Office of Public Works, Ireland
• Allied Irish Bank Collection-Ireland

Gallery Representation:
• Galleri Ingela S, Stockholm, Sweden
• Grafiska Sällskapet Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
• The Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
• Carrie Neely Contemporary Art, Belfast, UK

Recent Publications/Articles:
• ‘The Power Beyond’, The Irish Arts Review,March 2012
• ‘De flydde från den irländska krisen’, Dagens Nyheter Article-Sweden, November 2010
• ‘Grafiknytt’, Nr 2, 2010, page 33, Ny Medlem Tracy Sweeney i Grafiska Sällskapet, Stockholm, June 2010
• ‘Crafts Council of Ireland Curriculum 2008’ - Photographs by Tracy Sweeney
• ‘Present Tense; Words & Pictures-Poems & Photographs from County Mayo’ Published by Mayo County Council, November 2006
(See websites media/press release page for a more comprehensive listing of press releases, etc)

Sweeney undertakes commissions for private & corporate clients throughout Ireland & Europe