Róisín O'Sullivan is an artist from Cork in the South of Ireland. Her process-based​ practice explores mark-making, experimentation and surface through the mediums of painting, printmaking, photography and drawing.




2013 - 2015    MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, UK
2007 - 2011    B.A (Hons) Fine Art, Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT, Ireland



Residencies & Awards:


​2021    (Upcoming) Tony O’Malley Residency, Kilkenny, Ireland

            Administered by the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

2020    Professional Development Award, The Arts Council of Ireland

2020    The Cabin At Road Books Artist Residency, Cork, Ireland

            Sponsored by Backwater Artists Group, Cork, Ireland

2020    Ballinglen Arts Foundation Artist Residency, Mayo, Ireland

            Awarded bursary by Cork County Council Arts Office, 2019

2020    PADA Studios and Residency, Barreiro, Portugal

2020    Tyrone Guthrie Centre Artist Residency, Monaghan, Ireland

            Awarded bursary by Cork County Arts Office 2019

2020    Cill Rialaig Artist Residency, Kerry, Ireland

2019    Kilnagleary Artist Residency, Cork, Ireland

            Supported by the Cork County Arts Office

2019    Cill Rialaig Artist Residency, Kerry, Ireland

2016    Printmaking Artist Residency, Croydon School of Art, London, UK

2012    Public House Residency II, Kildare, Ireland

2011    Mentored Residency Award, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland

            Supported by Galway City Council and Galway County Council


Solo Exhibitions:

2020    ‘This Place’, The Jennings Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland

2018    ‘Material Residue’, Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo, Ireland

2016    ‘Outward’, Parfitt Gallery, Croydon School of Art, London, UK
2012    ‘New Work’, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland
2011    ‘Semblance’, Eight Bar in association with the Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland


Two Person Exhibitions:

2018    ‘The Process of Doubt’, The Sailors Home, Limerick, Ireland
2013    ‘Solitary Space’, The Courthouse Arts Centre, Wicklow, Ireland


Selected Group Exhibitions:


2020    (Current) ‘Winter Show’, So Fine Art Editions, Dublin, Ireland

2020    (Current) 'Annual 3', Sternview Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2020    (Current'Winter Show', Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2020    'Memory Edits', Sternview Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2020    ‘10 Past 6’, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2020    'Summer II', Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2020    ‘Places We Love’ Artlink Members Virtual Exhibition 2020

2020    ‘Willing The Season’, Online Exhibition with FAR X WIDE, USA 

2020    ‘Almost There’, Online Exhibition with PADA Art Studios & Residency, Portugal

2019    ‘The Winter Open 2019’, Rua Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2019    ‘4th Annual Members' Exhibition’, GOMA Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford, Ireland

2019    ‘Micro’, AIR Gallery, Altrincham, Manchester, UK

2017    ‘The Winter Open 2017’, Rua Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2016    ‘We Are Always Several At Once’, Safehouse 1, Peckham, London, UK

2015    ‘We All Draw’, Bargehouse Oxo Tower, Southbank, London, UK

2015    ‘Granfalloon’, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross, London, UK

2015    ‘PRINTJAM’, Parfitt Gallery, Croydon, London. UK

2014    ‘Sea-beasts & Marsh Monsters’, T.A.P (Temporary Arts Project), Southend on Sea, UK

2014    ‘Big Space’, The Street, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2014    ‘PRINT/3’, Arcane Gallery, London, UK
2014    ‘Student & Recent Graduate Show’, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK
2014    ‘Tomorrow: Today, CSM Interim Show’, Bargehouse, Southbank, London, UK
2013    ‘Claremorris Open Exhibition’, curated by Andrew Wilson (Tate Britain) Mayo, Ireland
2012    ‘Latency’, The Linen hall Arts Centre, Mayo, Ireland
2012    ‘#008000’, The Shed, Dock Rd, Galway, Ireland
2012    ‘Apposite Extravaganza: Cheating Progress’, Exchange House, Galway, Ireland
2011    ‘Void/ Volume’, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland
2011    ‘Degree Show’, Cluain Mhuire Campus, GMIT, Galway, Ireland
2010    ‘Surface’, 8 Lombard Street, Galway, Ireland


Publications, Press, Interviews & Talks:

2020    Irish Arts Review, Winter Edition 2020, p22​

2020    'The Place To Be', Irish Examiner, February 2020, Page 12

2020    'Exhibition of new work 'This Place', The Echo, February 2020, Page 25

2020    Backwater Artists Group, Studio Talk

2019    Rua Red Winter Open programme

2018    Ballina Arts Centre programme of events

2018    Artist Interview, Young Space (online art platform),


2016    Artist Talk, Croydon School of Art, London

2015    Granfalloon Catalogue

2015    PRINTJAM Catalogue

2015    PRINTJAM Artist Talk, Parfitt Gallery, London, UK

2014    Tomorrow: Today Catalogue
2013    Claremorris Open Exhibition Catalogue 

2013    The Courthouse Arts Centre Publication

2011    Degree Show Catalogue



Office of Public Works

Private collections in Ireland, United Kingdom and United States.


126 Gallery


Backwater Artists Group

Visual Artists Ireland

Relevant Experience:

2016-2018  Stores Technician (Raw Materials), Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, UK

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