BIOGRAPHY EILEEN FERGUSON Seaveagh Glaslough County Monaghan.  

Eileen Ferguson was born in Edinburgh. She studied Fine Art at The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee 1982-1986.

Then went on to Study an MA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster at Belfast 1988-1989.

2019 selected for Open Access to Graphic Studio Dublin.

February 2020  4 Week Residency in Project Studio Leitrim Sculpture Centre Art Prize .

She has exhibited in the 2017 /2019 Royal Ulster Academy. The RHA  Dublin Annual Exhibition in 2018. She won first prize at the 2019  North West Open Exhibition Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

Eileen has exhibited widely in Ireland most recent solo exhibition was in the Alley Art Centre Strabane 2017. Solas Art Gallery Ballinamore Leitrim .Past solo shows have been in Temple Bar Gallery Dublin, The Arts Council Gallery Belfast. Sligo Art Gallery.

Selection Recent  Group Exhibitions Curated 

2020 Customhouse Studios Mayo, 2019 LAF France , ImPress Print Biennale Galway, Cairde Sligo, St Brigid’s Day London, Sligo. Luan Gallery, Boyle Arts Festival , Kingshouse

Past Group Exhibitions .

The Origin Gallery Dublin, , Chelsea Arts Fair New York, Slaughterhouse Gallery London, Richard Demarco Gallery Edinburgh,Claremorris Open. Boltax Gallery New York State.Gracefield Art Centre Dumfries, Aberdeen City Gallery, Drogheda Art Centre 

 Eileen has been involved in the Artist in Prison Scheme Arts Council of Ireland.  

Eileen has work in public collections The Arts Council of Northern Ireland,

Bank of Ireland ,The Office of  Public Works, Monaghan County Museum, VEC Monaghan, Beaumont Hospital, Drogheda Hospital  and private collections.

Recent Art Projects

Postcard 1916, Cavan Youth Lab, Youth Café Leitrim.

Print Project  Monaghan Sanctuary Programme Refugee Group, and a member of the Arts Panel Sligo 2020.

Past Awards  

In 2002 Eileen was a prize winner in Revealing Objects at Queens University Belfast .

Awarded commissions The Patrick Kavanagh Bicentenary Monaghan County Museum Per Cent of Art Scheme the Former Garda Barracks Monaghan. Eileen was selected for the Leabhar Mor Na Gaelige collaboration between Poets calligraphers and visual artists.

entre Touring exhibition across America and Canada. 

Commissions

2013    Art Workshop Townscape Series Arts and Heritage

2008    Big sketch Market Day Monaghan 1860 Heritage Office Monaghan coco.

            Characterisation of Clones Heritage Week

2005    Patrick Kavanagh Bicentenery Award, Monaghan Co Museum  

2002    Leabhar Mor Na Gaelige Touring Glasgow Gallery Modern Art, City Art Centre Edinburgh, V&A London, Washington, Touring Ireland , USA Canada.

            Sleaghadh Series TG4

REVIEWS

Aiden Dunne Irish Times 2010

The Westhampton News New York State. 2008

Aidan Dunne Irish Times 2005

Sunday Tribune2004

Ian Hill the Irish Times 1998

Aidan Dunne Sunday Tribune 1991

Brian Mc Avera 1991

In 1990 she was awarded an Artist in Residency for 3 months at the Tyrone Guthire Art Centre at Annaghmakerrig . In 1991 she was awarded an Arts Council of Ireland Bursary . Eileen has been awarded funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs Ireland for residencies in America at Rancho Linda Vista , Tuscon Arizona, exhibiting in Atlanta Georgia. Culture Ireland has awarded her grant aid towards a variety of exhibitions

 

Her studio is situated in the Old Victorian Post Office in Clones she is a Co Founder  of Clones Art Studios .The art studios have recently been awarded capital grant funding for refurbishment . Re opening 2020

WORK EXPERIENCE

2018 – 2007

Print Project Monaghan Sanctuary Programme.

Cavan Arts Lab Youth Project Peace IV

Artist in Prison Scheme The Arts Council Loughran House Prison

Artist in Community International Group Roscommon Postcard Home

POSTCARD 1916 Commissioned  by Monaghan County Council

Organiser of International Artist in Residency Clones Art Studios  . Canada,, Taiwan, Belfast, Chicago

Selected for Harnessing Creativity Project based in the Border Counties .