Dermot Seymour

Visual Arts

Dermot Seymour was born in Belfast, 1956, and studied B.A Fine Art and A.D Fine Art at the University of Ulster, 1974-78 and 1980-81. He now lives and works in Co. Mayo.

He has shown extensively in Ireland and beyond, including the exhibitions Something Else (which toured in Finland), On the Balcony of the Nation (which toured the United States) and group/solo shows in Florida, Warsaw, London and Berlin.

He was elected a member of Aosdana in 1997.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2014, Fliskmahaigo, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
2012 Solstice Art Centre, Navan
2012 Fish, Flesh & Fowl, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
2011 Fish, Flesh & Fowl, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
2010 Hibernium: A Trip Across the Head of Ireland, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin
2007 Eyed - Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
2005 Spatial Notions - Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
2003 Dog - Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
1995 Patriotic Pecking Borders - Vanguard gallery, macroom

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2011 The Horse Show, Kinsale Arts Week, curated by Gemma Tipton and Patrick T.Murphy
Room Outside, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin
2009 In the Mind’s Eye, State Art Collection Touring Exhibition
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
2008 An Eye for an Eye - Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
2007 December group show - Fenton Gallery, Cork
The Other Side of Real - Cavanacor Gallery, Lifford
Double Image: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art - Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
2006 The Disembodied Eye: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art - Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
2005 Seeing is Believing - Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
A Moment in Time - Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin
Seeing Orange - Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown (Northern Ireland)
The West as Metaphor - RHA Gallagher Gallery - Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2003 Dead Bodies - Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
flock, gaggle, and herd - Model Arts & Niland Gallery, Sligo
2002 The Public Eye: 50 Years of The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection - City Art Centre, Edinburgh (Scotland)
Something Else - Contemporary Irish Art - Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
Something Else - Irish Contemporary Art - Turku Art Museum, Turku
The Public Eye: 50 years of the Arts Council Collection - Ormeau Baths Gallery OBG, Belfast (Northern Ireland)
1999 Fauna - Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Irish Painting - Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York City, NY
When Time began to Rant and Rage - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
1998 When Time Began To Rant and Rage - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (England)
Perspective 98 - Ormeau Baths Gallery OBG, Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Selected Writings about Dermot Seymour:
Dermot Seymour - Works (Liam Kelly, Gandon Editions (1995))
The Bloated Inability to Eat Flags - Dermot Seymour Selected Paintings 1983-2004 (Johnston, Tipton & Kelly, Millennium Court Arts Centre (2005))