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Ruth O'Donnell

Galway born artist Ruth O’Donnell studied at UCG, 1969 to 1972 and at the art college of the Institut St Luc, Brussels from 1986 to 1990. She is best known as a printmaker and has been a member of the Graphic Studio Dublin since 1991.

Her work deals with pattern in still life and landscape and includes etchings, monotypes, watercolours and audiovisual installation.

Selected Recent Exhibitions:

2006: Water Colour Society of Ireland, Annual Exhibition
Pygmalion, Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar
Observations, Lemon Street Gallery, Dublin – solo exhibition
The Burren Wall, Glór Gallery, Ennis, Co. Clare
2005 TULCA, Galway Season of Visual Art, Coole Park
Observations, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands - solo exhibition
The Garden of Earthly Delights, Chester Beatty Library
5eme Biennale Internationale de Gravure, Liege, Belgium
2004 The Cracked Lookingglass, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin, New York and Stockholm – joint curator
RHA Annual Exhibition
London Original Print Fair
Figurative Art Now, Dun Laoghaire Town Hall, Co. Dublin
2003 RHA Annual Exhibition
Figurative Art Ireland, Dun Laoghaire Town Hall
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2002 Grafiska Sallskapet Gallery, Stockholm
Holy Show, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
Impressions at Galway Arts Centre, Éigse, Carlow Visual Arts, Kilcock Art Gallery, Co. Kildare – two-person exhibition
Nordens Ljus Gallery, Stockholm
2001 New Works, Graphic Studio Gallery - solo exhibition
Works on Paper, Lemon Street Gallery, Dublin
Black Pool, Glasgow print Studios
Irish Printmaking, Galway Art Gallery
Graphic Studio Dublin at Konstforum, Norrkoping, Sweden


  • Hilton Hotel, Dublin
  • Behaviour and Attitudes, Marketing Research, Dublin
  • HQ Executive Offices, London
  • P&O Cruises (UK), Cruise Ship, “Oriana”
  • Hastings Hotels, Northern Ireland


  • Office of Public Works, Dublin
  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Chester Beatty Library
  • Allied Irish Banks
  • Ark Life Assurance
  • AXA Insurance
  • Jurys Hotels
  • Mater Private Hospital
  • Southampton Hospital
  • Uppsala University