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 .
April 2020 Awarded Arts Council Covid Award .
June 2020 Awarded Creative Spark 6 week Artist in Residency.
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.
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,touring exhibition across America and Canada and Ireland including Lewis Glucksman Gallery.
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
Aiden Dunne Irish Times 2010
The Westhampton News New York State. 2008
Aidan Dunne Irish Times 2005
Ian Hill the Irish Times 1998
Aidan Dunne Sunday Tribune 1991
Brian Mc Avera 1991In 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 2020WORK 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 .