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Martin Finnin


June 2009 (Four Celtic Cycles and other new works) Kenny Gallery, Galway, Ireland.

December 2007 – February 2008 (Hairy hearts of heroes) Origin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

March 2007(Snippet from the seventh soup) Vangaurd Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

December 2006 New Urban Retreat Gallery, Hanover Quay, Dublin, Ireland.

November 2006
Printmakers Gallery, Limerick, Ireland.

Cill Rialaig Gallery, Kerry, Ireland.

2005 Form Gallery, Sloane Square, London, UK.

2005 Origin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

2005 Vangaurd Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

2004 Vangaurd Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

2004 Royal Hiberian Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin, Ireland.

April 2003 Printmakers Gallery, Limerick, Ireland.

September 2003 Vangard Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

January 2003 Ashford Gallery, RHA, Dublin, Ireland.

October 2002 Vermont Studio Gallery, Vermont, America.

February 2002 Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, America.

February 22 2000 “A Subtle Consolation of Existence”, Vangard Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

October 2000 “The Big Picture”, Printmakers Gallery Limerick, Ireland.

July – August 1997 “Forest of Banquets”, Tig File Gallery, McCurtain St, Cork, Ireland.

October – November 1996 “Spinoza; (Main gallery, Restaurant and Atrium) Blackcombe, Cork, Ireland.

October 1995 Ivory Tower, Cork, Ireland.

July 1995 Jo Rain Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland.

5 – 14 September 1994 The Art Hive Gallery, McCurtain St, Cork, Ireland.

6 – 25 November 1993 Blackombe Gallery, 44a McCurtain St., Cork, Ireland.

September – October 1993 Lost Boys Coffee Shop, Nagzamstradd, Harlem, Holland.

July 1991 Everyman Palace, McCurtain St., Cork, Ireland.

October 1990 Iveagh Markets, Dublin, Ireland.

April – May 1988 La Luicemica Gallery Umaran No.6, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico.


March 2008
Killarney Gallery
(Charlie Harper, John Shinnors, Donald Tetskey, Jack Donovan, Martin Finnin, Gavin Hog) Killarney, Ireland.

January 2008 John Martin Gallery (Art London) Chelsea, UK.

November 2007
Colourfields (William Crozier, Eamonn Coleman) an driocht, Dublin

October 2007
John Martin Gallery (Art London) Chelsea, UK.

June 2007
Royal Hibernian Academy (Summer Show).

Cill Rialaig Gallery, Kerry, Ireland.

2006 Vangaurd Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

2004/5 The People's Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

September 2002 R.H.A. Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

2001 Iontas Exhibition,Sligo, Ireland.

2001 Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

2001 Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

July, 1998 Crawford Gallery Gardens (Sense of Cork)


July, 2004 Dedaldo Art Competition, Tuscany, Italy – 1st Prize.

April, 2004 Artist's residency, (Cill riallaigs) Ballinskelligs, Kerry.

October, 2002 Vermont Studio Centre, America – 1st Prize Painting Scholarship.

February, 2002 Department of Foreign Affairs, Cultural Relations Committee Award.

February, 2002 Vermont Studio Centre, America – Fellowship Award 1 month.

June, 2001 Arts Council Award Studio Rental Assistance.

February, 2001 Arts Council Award Studio Materials Grant.

January, 1998 Selected to represent Crawford Municipal Art Gallery in the Glen Dimplex Awards.

July, 1998 Sense of Cork, Crawford Gallery Award.

October, 1997 Arts Council (Material Grant).

May, 1996 Arts Council (Art Flight Award).

October, 1995 Arts Council (Studio Assistance Grant).


Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland.

A.I.B Collection; Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, America.

Cork Opera House; University College Cork.

Spazio Tiempo Gallery, Florence.

The Permanent Collection, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery.

Emmet Place, Cork.

The Office of Public Works, Dublin.


Martin's works are celebrated in private collections in Ireland, America,
Mexico, Holland, England, Canada, Lithuania, Italy and Australia.

Martin has enjoyed critcal reviews in the following publications:
Irish Arts Review - winter edition 2007
Sunday Business Post - December 07
Art London, 5 Castles press (John Martin London) - October 2007
Gandon Editions (vangard series 1) - March 2007
Cork Examiner - March 2007
and The Irish Times, Sunday Times, Irish Examiner,
Circa Magazine, Sunday Independent
as well as Various Books.