Claire Halpin graduated from D.I.T with B.A Honours in Painting (1996) and went on to complete her Masters at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland (1998). Since graduating she has exhibited widely in group exhibitions in Ireland and internationally including – 187th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin 2017; Cáirde Visual, The Model, Sligo 2017; Republic, Olivier Cornet Gallery; Effleurements, Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin; Little Stories, Little Prints, 1916 Commemorative National Touring Exhibition, Ireland; Sculpture in Context 2017, Botanic Gardens, Dublin; Water Tower Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria and The Bulgarians are coming, Standpoint Gallery, London.
Claire has also curated many exhibitions including most recently Concerning the Other at Olivier Cornet Gallery with Olivier Cornet and Eoin Mac Lochlainn; Finders and Keepers, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office/ OPW Art Collection at DLR LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire, Co.Dublin, The Palimpsest/ Rianú Project at The Pearse Museum, Dublin/ Tbilisi History Museum, Georgia (2013-14) with Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Talbot Gallery, Dublin (2012) with Elaine Grainger. In 2013 Claire was invited to curate Ireland’s representation at Artisterium VI, Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition.
Claire’s recent solo exhibitions include Reconstructions at Talbot Gallery in 2011 and at Droichead Arts Centre in 2012. Other solo exhibitions include: Tabula Rasa at Cavan County Museum (2011), Anaesthetic Aesthetics at Rua Red, Tallaght (2010), Always Now at Talbot Gallery, Dublin (2008), Eidetic Amalgams at Basement Gallery, Dundalk (2006) and at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, and Model Arts Centre, Sligo. Her paintings are included in many private, public and corporate collections in Ireland and abroad including including: AXA Insurance, A.I.B Art Collection, O.P.W, The Four Seasons Hotel, Clarion Hotels, Blackrock Hospice Foundation, Smirnoff Collection, D.I.T Art Collection and Dundalk Town Council Collection and Cavan County Council Collection.
Claire is represented by Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin and had her first solo exhibition with the gallery in September 2016. Glomar Response opened at Olivier Cornet Gallery on 11th September 2016 and was launched by Brian Fay, Visual Artist and Head of Fine Art at D.I.T.
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