Project Description


Kevin Mooney is an artist based in Sample Studios Cork. He studied painting at the Crawford College of Art and Design (1994-97) and received an MFA from the National College of Art and Design in 2012.

Informed by mythology, history and cultural migration, his work explores a speculative art history of the Irish diaspora. Mooney has exhibited extensively in Ireland and internationally, including a solo exhibition, Revenants, at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in 2022.

Since 2012, he has received several Visual Arts Bursaries from the Arts Council. His work is held in various private and public collections in Ireland and abroad, including Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, the Arts Council of Ireland, the OPW and Galway City Council. His solo exhibition, The Erlish Tide, the Excel Gallery, Tipperary, 2021, was supported by an Arts Council Commissions Award.

“Mooney’s work points to the highly selective character of some histories and proposes an urgent reimagining of their possibilities.”

Seán Kissane, IMMA


Selected Exhibitions

  • 2022 Revenants, Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • 2022 Gallery & Invited Artists, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
  • 2022 Mutators, Sample Studios and Gallery, Cork
  • 2022 Mutators, MART Gallery, Dublin
  • 2021 The Erlish Tide, Excel Gallery, Tipperary
  • 2020 The Law is a White Dog, Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway
  • 2020 Pine’s Eye, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2020 Highlanes Open, Highlanes Municipal Gallery, Drogheda
  • 2019 Everything is in Everything, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh
  • 2019 Fragments of San Borondon, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
  • 2018 Apparition, Sternview Gallery, Cork
  • 2018 EVA International, Limerick
  • 2018 Embodiment, Bo Lee Gallery, London
  • 2017 Seeing Things, Artbox Projects, Dublin
  • 2016 Twilight Head Cult, Ormston House, Limerick
  • 2016 Looking Forward, Looking Back Now, Tactic, Cork
  • 2015 What Is and What Might Be, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda
  • 2014 Wave, Pallas Projects, Dublin
  • 2014 Dog Island Tales, Talbot Gallery, Dublin