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Renate deBrún

Renate deBrún

Renate deBrún was born in Bavaria, but left Germany in 1977 for Ireland, then the US, Mexico, Spain and England, before returning to live in Dublin in 1989. More recently she has been spending part of the year in France. As an artist she is self - taught, taking up painting professionally in the early 1990s. In recent years she has concentrated on printmaking, using drypoint and monoprint techniques. She also works in acrylics. Renate has exhibited regularly in Ireland, with solo shows in the Droichead Arts Centre, Guinness Hop Store, An Dámhlann Gallery in Spiddal, Galway, and the Dublin Writers Museum. She has also participated in many group shows such as the Oireachtas, RHA, etc. Her work is included in corporate and private collections here and abroad. Renate is a qualified linguist (MA in English/Romance Studies 1986) and also works as a landscape gardener and garden designer/consultant.

Solo Exhibitions

2004United Arts Club, Dublin
2001Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin
1999Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin
1998Kenny Gallery (An Dámhlann), Spiddal, Co, Galway.
1996Stables Gallery, Ayesha Castle, Killiney, Co. Dublin
1995Guinness Hop Store, Dublin
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Selected Group Exhibitions

RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
Orieachtas, Dublin
Monaghan Open Exhibition, County Museum, Monaghan
County Museum, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Guinness Gallery, Foxrock, Co. Dublin
"A Fine Line", Irish Life Centre, Dublin (also as organiser and curator)
Bridge Gallery, Dublin
Kenny Gallery, Galway
Bar Council of Ireland
Dublin Arts Club

Residencies Awarded:

1995-2005Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland
1997Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Almeria, Spain
1998Hambidge Center, Georgia, U.S.A


Guinness Ireland
Mercer LTD
Sedgwick Dineen Group
Tyrone Guthrie Foundation
Hibernian Pensions
Dublin Writers Museum
Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament Buildings)
Private collections in Ireland, Germany and Spain

Press Coverage (Selected):

Image Magazine, November 1995
Cara (Aer Lingus inflight magazine) Sept/Oct 1995
Sunday Tribune (Aidan Dunne review of A Fine Line Show), 17 Nov 1996
IT Magazine, November 1996
Dubliner Diaries (Hour-long interview), Annalivia Radio, 11:30-12:30 am 24th March and 2nd June 2005

Book Cover:

Etching "Cedars" on the cover of "Decoding Samara" by P. Deely. Dedalus Press 2000