1991-93 Yale University School of Art, Master of Fine Arts (Painting & Printmaking), New Haven, CT, USA (Full Scholarship)
1989-90 New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, New York City, USA (Fulbright Scholarship)
1981-85 Limerick School of Art and Design, NCEA Diploma in Fine Art Painting (Honours). BA equivalent.

2015 l’Expédition : une exposition international, La Maison Laurentine, Châteauvillain, France
2012 PAiNTER W0RKER, La Maison Laurentine, commissioned studio installation (with film), Aubepierre-sur-
Aube, France
2011 Selected Small Works, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland, curated by John & Patrick Taylor, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Selected Paintings, United States Ambassador’s residence, curated in consideration of The Sol LeWitt
wall painting, by Alan Phelan by invitation of The Fulbright commission, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Memory’s Darkroom 2006-2008, The Dock Arts Centre, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, curated by Caomhin
Corrigan, Commissioner for the Irish Pavilion at Venice Biennial 2009
2005 New Paintings 2005, Irish Arts Center, New York, NY (with catalogue and contributing essay by critic
Robert C Morgan), funded by Culture Ireland
2005 New Paintings 2005, curated by Susan Hardesty and funded by Culture Ireland, Norfolk Community Tech
College, Norfolk, CT
2003 Faith: Paintings 2001-2003, national museum exhibition at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick,
Ireland (with catalogue) Curated by Mike Fitzpatrick commissioner for the Irish pavilion at the Venice
Biennial 2007, supported by The Arts Council of Ireland
2003 Lodestar, Custom House Gallery and Studios (with catalogue), Westport, Ireland
2001 The Drumshanbo Paintings, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
1998 Rocking Horses and Minoan Bulls, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
1997 Shields, AAA Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
1996 AAA Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
1993 New Talent Exhibition, curated by Alan Fink, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2014 Vice Versa, Norman Villa, Galway, Ireland
2014 Winter Group Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Summer Group Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2013 Object Object!, exhibition of small works, Halmuth Projects, San Diego, CA
2013 Winter Group Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2011 Gallery and Invited Artists, as part of Dublin Contemporary event, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2010 Eigse 30, Anniversary Exhibition of past featured artists of Eigse Arts Festival. At Visual Centre for
Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland
2008 Selected Works, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2007 Howard Scott Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
2007 Contemporary Irish Art, with Brian Maguire, Patrick Pye, Charles Tyrrel et al, Norman Villa Gallery,
Galway, Ireland
2007 Summer Exhibition, Robert Steele Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
Inter-changes, Fulbright 50th Anniversary Touring Exhibition. Artists included Gerard Byrne, Katie Holten,
Alice Maher et al, Farmleigh House, Dublin, Ireland
2005 Delia Cabral Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Group Show from Taylor Galleries, Sligo, Ireland
2001 A Sense of Place, Sesson Sevigne, France
2000 45p: Postcards from Ireland, Bingo Hall Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2000 Distractions, exhibitors included Tony O’Malley, Michael Cullen, Dermot Seymour, et al, organised by
Creative Encounters and Monaghan County Museum, Ireland
1999 Stuff, contemporary small works, curated by Ned Davies. Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Bingo Hall, invited exhibition of artists associated with Bingo Hall Art Gallery, Norwalk Community
Technical College, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
1999 The Waiting Room, Bingo Hall Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1993 Fields of Vision, selected Contemporary Irish Art exhibition in honor of Seamus Heaney, Trout Gallery,
Dickenson College, Carlisle, PA, USA. Curated by Peter Lukehart, with artists Nigel Rolfe, Deirdre O
Connell, Grace Wier, Liadin Cooke and John Kindness.
1992 The Abstract Irish, leading contemporary Irish artists, B4A Gallery, New York, NY
1992 Right Bank Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Artists included Ciaran Lennon, Sam Walsh, Charles
Tyrrel, and Brian Henderson.
1988 Denis Farrell & Jill Dennis, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
1987 3 + 1, Arts Council of Ireland Touring Exhibition, touring through the Republic of Ireland and Northern
Ireland, hosted by Monaghan County Museum, Ireland
1984 This One Left Us Breathless, inaugural exhibition of ‘All + 10 Sorts’, Beltable Arts Centre, Limerick,

Château de Faverolles, Zurich, Switzerland
Ontwerpgroep Trude Hooykaas Architect, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT, USA
Garda Siochana (Irish Police Force) Headquarters, Dublin, Ireland
Office of Public Works, Dublin, Ireland
Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
President’s Office, Limerick University, Ireland
Murray O’Laoire Architectural Firm, Limerick, Ireland
Scott Walker and Tallon Architects, Dublin, Ireland
Monaghan County Museum, Monaghan, Ireland
Guinness Peat Aviation, Shannon, Ireland
K.P.M.G. Accountants, Dublin and Cork, Ireland
Irish Contemporary Art Society, Dublin, Ireland
Irish Ambassador to Britain, London H.E. Daithl O’Ceallaigh
Lloyds Insurance Brokers, London, England
Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon Law Firm, New York, USA
Readers Digest HQ USA, Pleasantville, NY, USA
Sony Electronics Corporation Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Leitrim County Council, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland
Butler Collection, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Hospitality Worldwide, Park Avenue, New York, USA
Watermark Investments, Fifth Avenue, New York, USA

Paintings included in major private collections in Ireland and the USA

2008 Leitrim Co. Co. in association with Arts Council of Ireland, Individual Artist’s Bursary
2007 Arts Council of Ireland, Travel and Mobility award
2005 Cultural Ireland (Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism Grant,) Ireland
1991 Yale University School of Art Full Scholarship
1990 Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Grant, for continued study at the New York Studio School
1989 Fulbright Scholarship, for postgraduate study the United States
1988 Arts Council of Ireland Individual Artist Bursary, for independent work
1987 Arts Council of Ireland Touring Grant, for 3 + 1 Touring Exhibition
1984 University College Cork, First Prize Award, Intervarsity Photographic Exhibition

2014 Mark Trujillo, ‘The Influence of William Bailly’, The Huffinton Post (, Oct 13
2014 Aidan Dunne, ‘Art School with a Difference’, The Irish Times, Aug 18
2014 John Yau, ‘Weekend Studio Visit : Denis Farrell in Oughterard, County Galway, Connemara, Ireland’,
Hyperallergic (, Aug 24
2014 Mark Trujillo, ‘The Influence of Andrew Forge’, The Huffinton Post (, Dec 5
2012 Maryline Alzingre, ‘Les Artistes de D’Abord les Forêts’, Le Journal de la Haute Marne’, France, July
2012 Pierre Bongiovanni, ‘d’abord les forêts/Opus 3’, La Maison Laurentine (, France, June
2011 The Ticket, ‘Not to be Missed: Denis Farrell at Taylor Galleries’, Irish Times, February
2010 Pierre Bongiovanni, La Maison Laurentine (, online interview
2008 Chieco Shiona, ‘Denis Farrell’,, featured artist including interview, Japan
2006 Eric Gelber, ‘Paintings 1987-2004’, critical text in forthcoming publication on the private collection of
Dora Vardis and Frederick Hamilton Salisbury, NYC
2005 Robert C. Morgan, ‘The Intimate Palimpsest’, catalogue essay, New Paintings 2005, Irish Arts Center, NYC
2005 Ciarán Bennett, ‘Material Essence’, catalogue essay, New Paintings 2005, Irish Arts Center, NYC
2003 Brian McAvera, Irish Arts Review, Summer
2003 Ciarán Bennett, ‘Doi Sitep in Leitrim’, catalogue essay, Faith, Limerick City Gallery of Art
2001 Aiden Dunne, ‘Denis Farrell at Taylor Galleries’. Irish Times, February
1998 Brian Fallon, ‘Denis Farrell at Taylor Galleries’, Irish Times, February
1998 Aidan Dunne, ‘Reviews’, Sunday Tribune, February
1998 Annah O’Sullivan, ‘Irish Art in New York’, Circa Art Magazine, Summer
1998 Helena Mulkerns, ‘Painting the Big Apple Green’ (interview), Irish Times, Jan 6
1993 Peter Lukehart, ‘Selected Works by Contemporary Irish Artists’, catalogue essay, Fields of Vision,
exhibition honouring Seamus Heaney, Trout Gallery, Dickenson College, Carlisle, PA, USA
1993 Nancy Staden, ‘New Talent at Alpha’, The Boston Globe, June 23
1993 ‘Dickenson Displays Irish Art Works’, Sunday Patriot News, March 14
1991 Brian Fallon, ‘Denis Farrell at Taylor Galleries’, Irish Times, August
1990 Helena Mulkerns, ‘Irish Art in the Big Apple’, Belfast News, July
1990 ‘Denis Farrell Exhibition’, Irish Echo, July
1990 Helena Mulkerns, ‘Working with Wax’, Irish Voice, July
1989 Collette Sheridan, ‘Money on the Wall’, Image magazine, March
1988 Aiden Dunne, ‘Ideal Forms’, Sunday Independent, June 12
1988 Dorothy Walker, Irish Independent, June
1988 John Hutchinson, Irish Independent, June
1988 Brian Fallon, ‘Jill Dennis and Denis Farrell at Taylor Galleries’, Irish Times, June
1987 David Brett, Circa Art Magazine, September/October
1988 Fintan Power, ‘3 + 1 Show at Temple Gallery’, Irish Times, Oct 21
1988 Clodagh Finn, Limerick Post, Feb 28

2014—present Director/Guest Artist, Lodestar School of Art, Kylemore Abbey, Ireland +
Château de Faverolles, France
1999—present Lecturer in Fine Art, Full-Time Degree Level Programme, Sligo IT, Ireland
2000—present Lecturer in Fine Art, Degree Level Access Programme, Centre for Creative Arts,
Galway-Mayo IT, Ireland
2005—present Lecturer in Fine Art, Degree Level Access Programme, Centre for Creative Arts,
Galway-Mayo IT, Ireland

2016 Invited Guest to Lead Drawing Marathan, New York Studio School, NYC, January
2011 Co-curator with Professor Jessica Mc Cambly of exchange exhibition of final year degree Access
students with students from Crafton Hills College, CA USA
2010 College Art Association Annual Conference, NYC
2010 Interviewed by Pierre Bongiovanni, director, La Maison Laurentine, as part of The Cultural discourse and
The Artists’ Development in Europe, Champagne-Ardenne France
2010 ‘The Big Peach: Three days of Intensive Painting and Drawing, Making, Thinking, and Discussion at
Williamstadt House, Gardens and Environs’, led by Denis Farrell, Co. Clare, Ireland
2007 Invited to attend The Arts at Yale, by the Yale Alumni Association, New Haven, CT USA
1990 Invited to attend seminar “US Foreign Policy in the Decade of the 1990’s’, which included dinner at the
White House and a private evening at the Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, USA
1990 Invited to attend ‘Seminar on International Education’, included in forum with participants from Germany,
India, Peru, Ghana and Ireland. Borough of Manhattan Community College
1989 Committee Member of the Office of the Consul General of Ireland, NYC to promote Irish art and culture in
the USA

2014 Founder/Director of Lodestar School of Art, a painting/drawing intensive led by internationally renowned
guest artists and critics from US + Europe
2008 Invited to US Ambassador’s Residence in Dublin, Ireland for the opening reception of ART in Embassies,
featuring Milton Avery, Gifford Beal, Helen Frankenthaler, Edward Hopper, Sol LeWitt and Mark Rothko
2007 Invited to US Ambassador’s Residence in Dublin, Ireland for the unveiling of the Sol LeWitt wall drawing
1999 Founder/Director, ‘Bingo Hall Art Gallery’, in Brooklyn, New York, to show the work of emerging artists from
around the world
1988 Founding Member, Dun Laoghaire Art Centre and Studios and 5A Centre, with John Renwick, Ireland
1987 Appointed Administrator of ‘All + 10 Sorts’, studio co-operative, Limerick, Ireland
1986/88 Invited to direct Children’s Christmas Art Holiday at the National Gallery of Ireland, and again in 1988 for the 25th anniversary of the event, Dublin, Ireland
1984 Founding Member of ‘All + 10 Sorts’, studio co-operative, Limerick, Ireland

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