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, London, UK
2007- 2011    B.A (Honours) in Fine Art, Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT, Galway, Ireland 

2006- 2007    Art, Craft & Design Portfolio Course, Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Cork, Ireland 


Residencies & Awards:

2020     The Cabin At Road Books Artist Residency, Cork, Ireland. Residency sponsored by Backwater Artists Group.

2020     Ballinglen Arts Foundation Artist Residency, Mayo, Ireland. Awarded bursary by Cork County Arts Office 2020.

2020     PADA Studios and Residency, Artist-in-Residence Programme, 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, Cork, Ireland

2019     Cill Rialaig Artist Residency, Kerry, Ireland

2016     Awarded Printmaking Artist Residency at Croydon School of Art, London, UK (6 months)

2012     Public House Residency II, Kildare, Ireland

2011     Awarded Mentored Residency Award at the Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland (6 months)

Solo Exhibitions:

2020    'This Place'The Jennings Gallery, UCC, 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' with Kate Molloy, The Sailors Home, Limerick, Ireland
2013    'Solitary Space' with Kary Mullally, The Courthouse Arts Centre, Wicklow, Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2020    (Upcoming) '10 Past 6', Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2020    (Current) 'Memory Edits', Sternview Gallery, Cork, Ireland

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, https://farbywide.com/willing-the-season/1

2020    'Almost There', Online Exhibition with PADA Art Studios & Residency, https://www.padastudios.com/almost-there

2019    'Winter Open 2019', Rua Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2019    'GOMA's 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    'Seabeasts and 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, London), Mayo, Ireland 
2012    'Latency', curated by Michaële Cutaya, The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland
2012    '#008000', curated by Grace McEvoy, The Shed, Dock Rd, Galway, Ireland
2012    'Apposite Extravaganza: Cheating Progress', curated by Jim Ricks, ExchangeHouse, Galway, Ireland
2011    'Void/ Volume', curated by Sarah Lundy, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland
2011    'Degree Show', Cluain Mhuire Campus, GMIT, Galway, Ireland
2010    'Surface', curated by Maeve Mulrennan & Vicky Smith, 8 Lombard Street, Galway, Ireland

Publications, Media, Interviews & Talks:

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 Exhibition Catalogue

2018    Ballina Arts Centre Programme of Events Catalogue

2018    Artist Interview, Young Space (online art platform), https://www.yngspc.com/artists/2018/02/roisin-osullivan/

2016    Artist Talk, Croydon School of Art, London

2015    Granfalloon Catalogue

2015    PRINTJAM Publication

2015    PRINTJAM Artist Talk, Parfitt Gallery, London, UK

2014    Tomorrow: Today Publication
2013    Claremorris Open Exhibition Catalogue 

2013    The Courthouse Arts Centre Publication

2011    Degree Show Catalogue


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

© 2020 Róisín O'Sullivan