Banahan, Christopher

Portrait of the Artist

Christopher Banahan was awarded a first class honours B.A. Degree, from Nottingham Trent University in 1981, and received an M.A. in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1984. In 1990 he received a Rome Award in Painting, from the British School of Rome. He has lived in Ireland since 1993, and as well as receiving numerous awards from the Arts Council of Ireland. He has represented Ireland in numerous international art exhibitions, the most recent of which is "Contemporay Art from Ireland", being held at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, May 2005. In Ireland he is represented by the Hallward Gallery, Dublin. He has had his paintings selected for several open competitions in Ireland including E.V. + A in Limerick and the R.H.A. Annual Open, Dublin.

Oil on Canvas by Christopher Banahan


Born April 9 1958, Nottingham, England
1982-4 M.A. Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1990      Rome Award in Painting, British School of Rome
2003 Ballinglen Fellow, Ballinglen Foundation, Mayo, Ireland

Selected Exhibitions
2004 "Recent Acquisitions" Courthouse Gallery, Ballinglen Foundation, Ballycastle, Mayo
2003 "Lineage" Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle
2002 "Letterbox Memoirs" Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick & South Tipperary Arts Centre.
1999 "New Art from Ireland" The Turner Carrol Galley, Sante Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
1999 "Adeste" The Ark, Dublin
1997 "Metaphor for Ireland. Paintings, Poetics and the old Sod" Boston University, U.S.A.
1996 "Art of the State-Emerging Art" Recent acquisitions to O.P.W. Collection, touring Dublin Castle, Crawford Arts Centre, Cork, Foyle Art Centre, Derry & Irish Institute for European Affairs, Louvain.
1995-8 "E.V. + A" Limerick City Gallery
1990 "Apere recenti" B.S.R. Gallery, Accademia Britannica, Roma, Italia