Stephen Lawlor

Stephen Lawlor was born in Dublin in 1958. He lectured at IADT, in printmaking and drawing 1991-97 and was chairman of Graphic Studio Dublin Print Workshop 2000-05. He was one of the founder members of the International Academic Printmaking Alliance at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing China in September 2016. He was elected an associate of the RE in 2016 and a member of Aosdána in 2018.

My work is an ongoing engagement with European painting from 1400 to 1800. I appropriate elements from paintings and juxtapose them through loose mark making. Between abstraction and figuration I explore something in our collective memory of images that can be familiar, ghost-remnants of icons that stretch backward in time. I see them as small windows onto a hazy, collective subconscious.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Needle Acid & Brush, SO Fine Art Dublin Ireland

2019 Etchings 2000-2019 Epreuve d’Artiste, Antwerp Belgium

2019 Five Years Limerick City and County Museum Ireland

2017 Remnants, Oliver Sears Gallerey, Dublin

2017 Spiritus Mundi, Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick.

2016 De Döda-Mimesis, Galleri Astley, Vastmanland, Sweden

2016 Obsessions, Adogi, Cadaques, Spain

2015 Ephemera, New Grounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

2014 Some Untidy Spot, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin

2010 Cu, Fred (London), London UK


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Galleri Helle Knudsen

2019 Graphic Encounters, Fries Museum Leeuwardem, Holland.

2019 China Ireland 2019 Shanghai China

2019 Guanlan Internaional Print Biennial, Shenzhen, China

2019 IAPA International Huai’an Art Museum China

2019 Royal Academy London, Summer Exhibition, UK

2018 2nd Xuyuan International Print Biennial, Beijing, China

2018 Print Rebels, Bankside Gallery London & Chapel Arts Cheltenham UK

2018 Yangtze Art Fair, Nanjing China

2018 Impact10 Santander Spain

2018 IAPA International Print Exhibition, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China

2018 6 th Biennial International (Footprint) Center for Contemporary Printmaking,CT,USA

2018 PAD (Pavillion Art & Design Fair) London

2017 Paper Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2017 Australia

2017 A lonely impulse of delight Gei Dai University Tokyo, Japan

2016 IAPA 2016 Tiamiao Gallery, Forbidden City Beijing China

2016 RE Original Prints 2016, Bankside Gallery London, UK

2016 8 th Douro Print Biennial, Douro, Portugal

2014 BIMPE 2016, Vancouver, Canada

2012 Lingshi International Biennial, Shanxi province, China


2019 Aberystwyth School of Art Museum & Galleries Prize RE Originals London, 2019

2019 Clifford Chance Award for Printmaking, Originals, RE London

2015 Adogi, 35 th Miniprint International, Joint 1 st prize, Cadaqués, Spain.

2013 New Grounds International Print Exhibition 1 st prize, Albuquerque NM, USA

2001 Print Award, Prize winner RHA, Dublin

Selected Collections

Allied Irish Bank PLC Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Axa Insurance PLC

Biblioteca de Catalunya The British Museum Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

Central Academy Beijing Chester Beatty Library Norrkoping City Sweden

Citibank PLC, Dublin Deloitte Douro Museum Portugal

Equity Bank, Dublin. State University New York National Gallery, Ireland

Norwegian Space Cntr. Guanlan Print Museum, China Royal Collection, London

Clifford Chance London Aberystwyth Museum

Galleri Helle Knudsen

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