Short Biography: Frieda Meaney 

Born Dublin 1953. Studied in Limerick School of Art and later in Galway RTC.

She currently works between the fine art print workshops of Cork Printmakers, Cork and her studio on the Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland. She is a member of Visual Artists Ireland and Ivaro (The Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation).

She was involved in art education for many years through residencies in primary and post primary schools and in-service courses for teachers. She was awarded several travel bursaries and completed residencies annually in Spain between 1994 and 2008.

Her artistic career has spanned thirty years with exhibitions in Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and U.S.A.

Her work is included in private collections in all of the above countries. Her work is part of the following public collections -- Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork City Hall, U.C.C. and Office of Public Works, Cork County Council, Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland and outside Ireland in Fundacio Valparaiso Spain and Centre of Art I Natur in Catalunya, Spain.

2016: She was awarded funding for a project involving a collaboration with zoologist Professor John Quinn from the (BEES) Biology Earth; Environmental Science department in UCC Cork. 

2017: She was awarded the Arts Council of Ireland's Touring and          Dissemination Award  together with Danny Osborne for the exhibition

'Landmarks and Lifeforms'                    


Solo Exhibitions

 2019              'After' Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork.

 2019              'Between' Boiler Room Gallery, Blue House, Schull,Co.Cork.

2015-16

‘Transient Worlds’ Winthrop Arcade, Cork.

2008

'Butterfly Bull' Original Print Gallery, Dublin.

2005

'Uncovered Grounds' Form Gallery, Cork.

2000

'Bogpools, Crows and Blue Roses' Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

1999

'Impressions in the Landscape' Sligo Arts Centre, Sligo.

1995

'Rockscapes' Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

1983

'Batiks' Shee Alms House, Kilkenny.

1979

'Frieda Meaney' Galway Arts Festival, Galway.

1978 Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

 


Two Person Exhibitions

2018

'Lifeforms and Landmarks' w/Danny Osborne, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

2017

'Lifeforms and Landmarks' w/ Danny Osborne, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co.Cork & Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick.

2016

'Invertebrates' w/Johnny Bugler, Winthrop Arcade, Cork.

2006

'Uncovered Grounds' w/Monika Fabig: Galerie Spandow, Berlin & Galerie Bredbeck, Germany.

2005

'Uncovered Grounds' w/Margaret Fitzgibbon, Sarah Walker Gallery, Co. Cork.

1993

'The Art of Travel' w/Margaret Fitzgibbon, Lavitt’s Quay, Cork.

1987

'Recent Work' w/Deirdre Meaney, West Cork Arts Centre, Co. Cork.



Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2016


2015







2014-15

Winter Show ’16, Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

‘Dazzle’ Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Cork.

‘Celebrating being Irish’ The Lavit Gallery, Cork.

‘All Things Considered’ Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

‘Winter Exhibition’ Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin.

‘Small Works’ The Lavit Gallery, Cork.

‘New Works’ Blue House Gallery, Schull, Co. Cork.

‘Tweetbox’ Impact 9, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China.  

Lismore Castle Arts, St. Carthage Hall, Co. Waterford.

‘Celebrating Tradition’ Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin.

‘Stellar’ CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

2014

‘A Natural Selection’ Lavit Gallery Cork.

‘Summer Show’ Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin.

‘Members Exhibition’ Lavit Gallery, Cork.

‘Postcard Exchange’ Firestation Print Studios, Armadale, Victoria, PressNorth Printmakers, Queensland Australia & Cork Printmakers, Cork.

A Natural Selection, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

2013

Greenacres Gallery, Wexford.

The Lavitt Gallery, Cork.

Galeri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden.

The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo. 

Nova’, Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

‘Winter’ Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin.

Strumpet City ‘Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin.

Christmas Members Exhibition Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin.


2012 

Cork Printmakers at 21’ CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.


20:20 Print Exchange Box Set, Hot Bed Press, Salford, UK.

2011

Graphic Summer Show, Graphic Gallery, Dublin.

Annual exhibition, RHA Dublin.

Beara Arts Festival, Beara Co. Cork.

2010

Graphic Summer Show, Graphic Gallery, Dublin.

‘Impressions’ Galway Arts Centre, Galway.

Christmas Show, Graphic Gallery, Dublin.

2009

Showcase Exhibition Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

2008

Lemon Street Gallery, Dublin.

Limerick Printmakers, Limerick.

Graphic Gallery, Dublin.

Kinsale Arts Week, Co. Cork.

Gallery No.1, Dublin.

2007

Donkey Mill Art Centre, Hawaii, U.S.A.

2006

Horace Mann Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2005

Graphic Gallery, Dublin.

Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork.

Halingslands Museum, Sweden.

European Parliament, Brussels.

The Lavit Gallery, Cork.

2004

Ballymena Museum, Co. Antrim.

Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

2003-04

 Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

2003

Graphic Gallery, Dublin.

Fenton Gallery, Cork.

The Lavit Gallery, Cork.

Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Gallery One, Kilkenny.

‘Cork Printmakers New Works’ Cork, Wexford, Tralee, Drogheda & Limerick

 2002

‘Revealing Objects’ Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

‘Group Show’ South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Cork.

2001

‘Cork Art Trail’ Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

‘Print Show’ Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick.

‘Group Show’ Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

‘Christmas Show’ Fenton Gallery, Cork.

2000

‘Summer Show’ Graphic Gallery, Dublin.

‘Group Show’ Lavit Gallery, Cork.

Art Trail’ Cork.

‘World Festival of Art on Paper, Kranj, Slovenia.

1999

‘Beara Arts Festival’ Castletownbere, Co.Cork.

‘Coast to Coast’ Lavit Gallery, Cork.

‘Summer Show’ Graphic Gallery, Dublin.

‘Art Trail’ Cork.

1998

‘Kaleidoscope Exhibition’ Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

‘Cork Art Trail’ ’98, Cork.

A Platter of Art’ Lavit Gallery, Cork.

‘Art Contemporani de Muntaya’ Valls d’Aneu, Catalunya, Spain.

1997

Irish Club, London, UK.

‘Image Woman Text II’ Tigh Fili Gallery, Cork.

‘Imprint’ Touring Exhibition, Ireland.

‘Scoip’ Siamsa Tire Gallery, Tralee, Co.Kerry.

1996

‘Group Show’ Cill Rialaig Gallery, Dublin.

‘Seven Views of Ferrara’ Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork.

1995

Cork Printmakers ‘95, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork.

‘Prints and Ceramics’ Guinness Gallery Dublin.

1994

30th Anniversary Show, Cork Arts Society, Lavit Gallery, Cork.

1993

M.O.E. Monaghan.

1992

‘Irish Batik’ Copenhagen Municipal Centre, Denmark.

1991

Southern Artists’ Show, Lavit Gallery, Cork.

1987

‘S.A.D.E’ Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork.

1986

‘C.A.N’ Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork.

23 Women Artists, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

1985

Oireachtas ’85, Bank of Ireland, Dublin.

1983

Group Show, Bank Gallery, Galway.

1981

5 Irish Contemporary Artists, Tara Gallery, Zurich.

1980

Crafts ’80, Touring Show, Crafts Council of Ireland.

1975

Tubular Gallery, Cork.

Awards & Bursaries

2017: Arts Council Of Ireland's Touring and Dissemination Award

2007: Art Bursary, Cork City Council.

2006: Cork Printmakers Residency Award,Spain.

2006: Culture Ireland, Travel Bursary, Berlin, Germany.

1998: Arts Council of Ireland, Travel Award.

1996: Dept of Foreign Affairs, Travel Grant, Ireland.

1995: Arts Council of Ireland, Travel Award.

Residencies

2006/07: Murtra Editions, Catalunya, Spain.

2005:Canserrat, Barcelona, Spain. 

2003: Fundacio Joan Miro, Mallorca, Spain.

1998: Fundacio Valparaiso, Almeria, Spain.

1996: Delfina Studio Trust, Manilva, Spain.

1996: Centre Art i Natura, Catalunya, Spain.

1995: Cill Rialaig Project, Kerry, Ireland.

1995:Centre Art I Natura, Catalunya, Spain.