Donald Teskey was born in Co. Limerick and graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in1978.
He came to prominence as an artist through his skill as a draughtsman during the 1980s with several significant solo exhibitions. Since 1992 he has crafted out a substantial body of work as a painter of the landscape focusing on the ruggedness of the western seaboard. Sometimes working on a very large scale, his images reflect  his response to the formal elements of composition; shape, form and fall of light. The result are powerful images of instantly recognisable parts of the Irish landscape with large abstract passages and surfaces which articulate the relentless, energetic and elemental force of nature.

He is the recipient of awards from EV+A, the Claremorris Open Exhibition, the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Ulster Academy.

He was awarded a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Centre, USA in 2002.

He was artist in residence for 2 months at the Josef and Annie Albers Foundation, Connecticut in 2007

He was awarded a 3 month residency in Paris at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in 2012.

He is the Print Club of New York’s Presentation Print Artist for 2015

He was artist in residence at Swarthmore College PA funded by the William J. Cooper Foundation in 2017

Teskey’s work has been exhibited in the UK, USA, Canada, China, Germany, France, Finland and South Africa.Collections include the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Arts Council of Ireland,  corporate and private collections worldwide.

He is a member of Aosdana (The Arts Council established Aosdána in 1981 to honour artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland, and to encourage and assist members in devoting their energies fully to their art)

Donald Teskey is represented by the following galleries:

Oliver Sears Gallery,

29 Molesworth Street,  Dublin 2,   Ireland

Tel: +353 1 644 9459   

Email:  info@oliversearsgallery.com       www.oliversearsgallery.com

Dolan/Maxwell Gallery

2046 Rittenhouse Square Street
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 USA

telephone: 215 732 7787
facsimile: 215 790 1866
email: info@DolanMaxwell.com        www.dolanmaxwell.com

Art First Contemporary Art
15 St Mary’s Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 4UA

United Kingdom

Tel 020 7734 0386
E-mail info@artfirst.co.uk  

www.artfirst.co.uk

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 – Crossing The Firebreak, Ballina Civic Offices Exhibition Space, Ballina, Co. Mayo
  • 2018 – One River, One Creek, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
  • 2017 – Landscapes, The List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA.
  • 2016 – Weather Gauge, The Hunt Museum, Limerick
  • 2015  – No Real Horizon, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
  • 2014  – Atlantic, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo
  • 2013 – Entre Terre et Mer, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
  • 2013 – West x Southwest, Hammond Gallery, Glengarriff, Co. Cork
  • 2013 – Ocean Frequency, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
  • 2012 – Nature Reserve–Paintings from The Gearagh, Town Hall Gallery, Macroom, Co. Cork
  • 2011 – Nature Reserve, Art First London.
  • 2011 – A Connemara Folio, Clifden Arts Festival, Co. Galway
  • 2010 – The Idea of Islands, RHA Gallery, Dublin
  • 2009 –  Loops&Sidings, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
  • 2007 – New Paintings, Mullan Gallery Belfast
  • 2007 – From Bethany to Beacon Falls, Rubicon Gallery Dublin
  • 2006 – Coastline Narratives, Art First London
  • 2005 – Tidal Narratives, new large–scale paintings and drawings Limerick City Gallery of Art
  • 2005 – Land Fall Variations, drawings Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
  • 2005 – Paintings, Vangard Gallery, Cork
  • 2004 – Not Only Forms, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
  • 2003 – Paintings from the Red Mill, Art First, London
  • 2002 – New Paintings, Art First, London
  • 2001 – Island Crossings, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
  • 2000 – Paintings, Art First, London
  • 1999 – Paintings, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
  • 1998 – Paintings, Vangard Gallery, Co. Cork
  • 1997 – Paintings, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
  • 1996 – Paintings, Clink Wharf Gallery, London
  • 1995 – Paintings, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
  • 1993 – Paintings, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

SELECTED AWARDS AND ARTIST RESIDENCIES

  • 2017 – Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA: Fellowship and residency funded by the William J. Cooper Foundation
  • 2015 – Model Art Centre, Sligo: residency at the invitation of the W.B. Yeats Foundation
  • 2012 – Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. Residency
  • 2008 – The Gearagh Artists Residency Programme, Co.Cork
  • 2006 – Josef & Annie Albers Foundation, Bethany, Connecticut. Residency
  •  2006 – Elected member of Aosdana
  • 2004 – Cill Rialaig Project, Co. Kerry, Ireland; Residency
  • 2003 – The Vermont Studio Centre, Johnson, Vermont. Residency and full fellowship
  • 2003 – Elected member of Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • 1996 – 2016 – Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo: Full Fellowship and recurring residencies
  • 1995 – Annaghmakerrig, Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Co. Monaghan: Residency

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 – International Academic Printmaking Alliance Exhibition Taoxichuan Art Museum, Jingdezhen City, China.
  • 2018 – Léargas, Connemara Observed, Clifden Arts Festival
  • 2018 – Elements, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
  • 2018 – 188th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • 2018 – IMMA Collection: Coastlines, The Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin, curated by Christina Kennedy
    Capacity & Tension—2017 Shanghai International Print Exhibition, China Arts Museum, Shanghai, China
    Wonderment, Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo
  •  2017 187th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • 2016 – Show #365, Art First, London.
  • 2016–  Innaugural Exhibiton, International Academic Printmaking Alliance, Taimiao, Imperial Ancestral Temple,
  •             Forbidden City ,Beijing
  • 2016– A Solitude in the Ocean,  Green Fuse, Westport, Co. Mayo.
  • 2015 – Enchanted Landscapes, the Curator Gallery, Chelsea, New York. curated by Rebecca Michelman
  • 2015 _ Visions of Now, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick
  • 2015 _ A Lonely Impulse of Delight, SO Gallery, Fine Art Editions. Dublin
  • 2015 – Quadripartite, Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo
  •           – Postscript, Burren College of Art & Russell Gallery, Co Clare.
  •           – Impressions of WB Yeats, Hamilton Gallery Sligo
  •           – RHA Members Drawing Exhibition, Assembly Rooms, Dublin
  • 2014 – Sea Fever, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Co. Cork
  • 2013 – Natural History, curated exhibition, Art First, London
  • 2012 – Hibernation, Winter Group Exhibition, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
  • 2012 – Rardharc, American Irish Historical Society, New York City
  • 2010 – Graphic Studio 50 years in Dublin, IMMA
    • –    Éigse Carlow Retrospective, VISUAL Carlow
  • 2008 – Revelation, National Gallery of Irelan
  •         –   Celebrating Drawing, National Gallery of Ireland
  •         –    New Additions National Self Portrait Collection, Limerick University
  • 2007 – Into Landscape, Touring exhibition of drawings by artists – various locations Ireland
    • –    Siar 50, Irish Contemporary Art Society collections at IMMA
  • 2005 – Rhyme and Resin, a collaboration between poets and artists. Organised by Poetry Ireland.
    • –    RHA Members Drawing Exhibition, Ashford Gallery, Dublin
  • 2004 – H2o, Model Arts Centre and Niland Gallery
    • –  Time of Shaking, Art for Amnesty, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
    • – An Irish Eye; Landscapes of Fact and Imagination, Cape Town South Africa
  • 2003 – Eire/land, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, USA
    • – Reflecting on Success – Past Winners, Claremorris Open Exhibition
  • 1998 – Art First, Three–Person Show, London (Gwen O’Dowd & Janet Pierce)
  • 1997 – Landscape & Recollection, The Ballinglen Experience, RHA Gallagher Gallery
    • – Group Show, Clink Wharf Gallery, London
    • – Art ClubBurgwedel e.V, Hannover, Germany (work from Ireland & Scotland)
    • – Éigse Festival, Carlow (Invited Artist)
  • 1996 – National Collection of Contemporary Drawing, Limerick City Gallery of Art
    • – Living Landscape, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen
    • Group Show, Connaught Brown Gallery, London
    • – Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin 1996 – 2013
  • 1990 – Three–Person Show, Riverrun Gallery, Dublin (Michael Quane & Ian Sutherland)
  • 1984–88 – Divisions, Crossroads, Turns of Mind, Some New Irish Art, touring exhibition of North America, Canada   and   Finland     – curated by Lucy Lippard
  • 1984 – Three–Person show, Lincoln Gallery, Dublin (Marc Reilly & Tony Carroll)
  • 1983 – EV+A Prizewinners Exhibition, Dublin, Belfast and Limerick
  • 1981/82 – GPA Awards Exhibition, Dublin

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2017 – Landscapes,  Catalogue, text by Andrea Packard, ISBN 978-0-9861481-7-0
  • 2017– Rising Late, Poems by Derek Mahon, Paintings & drawings by Donald Teskey, Limited edition, Published by Gallery Press. ISBN 978 1 91133 720 1
  • 2016 – Weather Gauge, Catalogue text by Sean Lysaght, Naomi O’Nolan. published by The Hunt Museum. ISBN 978-9928934-6-0
  • 2015 _ No Real Horizon, Catalogue text; Poem by Derek Mahon, published by the Oliver Sears Gallery. !SBN  978-0-9575648-8-6
  • 2013 – Ocean Frequency, Catalogue text by Theo Dorgan, published by the Oliver Sears Gallery. ISBN 978 0 9575648 0 0
  • 2011 – A Connemara Folio, by Donald Teskey. Published by Occasional Press ISBN 978 0 9564786 1 0
  • 2010 – The Idea of Islands, by Donald Teskey and Sue Hubbard, published by Occasional Press. ISBN 978 0 9548976 9 7
  • 2009 – Irish Arts review Vol 26 /No. 4 “Tracking Donald Teskey” Interview by Brian McAvera.
  • 2008 – Conversation in the Mountains, Text by John Banville, Paintings & drawings by Donald Teskey. Limited edition. Published by Gallery Press. ISBN 978 185235 443 5
  • 2007 – From Bethany to Beacon Falls ISBN 978–0–9554084–3–4 with essay by Gordon Teskey and Nicholas Fox Weber, Published by Rubicon Gallery
  • 2006 – Coastline Narratives,Catalogue essay by Peter Fallon, Published by Art First, London.  ISBN  1-901993-51-5
  • 2005 – Profile 22 – Donald Teskey – Tidal Narratives, published by Gandon Editions. ISBN 0948037–245 to coincide with an exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art. Irish Arts Review. Vol 22 /No.3 Ocean Narrative by Samuel Walsh
  • 2004 – Donald Teskey Not Only Forms, Catalogue essay by Gerard Smyth, Poet and Managing editor of the Irish Times. Additional text by Peter Maxwell of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Published by the Rubicon Press Ltd, Dublin. ISBN 0–9541322–6–2. To coincide with an exhibition at the Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
  • 2003 – Donald Teskey Paintings from the Red Mill, Catalogue introduction by Rikki Ducornet, Author. Published by Art First, London.ISBN 1–901993–38–8 To coincide with an exhibition at Art First, London
  • 2002 – Donald Teskey New Paintings. Catalogue Essay by Aidan Dunne, Art critic with the Irish Times.Published by Art First, London. ISBN 1–901993–27–2 To coincide with an exhibition at Art First, London
  • 2001 – Donald Teskey Island Crossings, Catalogue Essay by John Horne, Professor of Modern European History, Trinity College. Published by The Rubicon Press Ltd, Dublin ISBN 0–9532744–9–7 To coincide with an exhibition at the Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
  • 1999 – Donald Teskey Paintings 1993–1999 catalogue essay by Andrew Lambirth. Published by The Rubicon Press Ltd. in association with Art First London. ISBN 0–95327044–6–5 To coincide with an exhibition at Art First, London

COLLECTIONS

  • The Arts Council of Ireland
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Limerick City Art Gallery
  • The Contemporary Irish Arts Society, Ireland
  • The Office of Public Works, Ireland
  • ESB Ireland
  • Allied Irish Banks, Ireland
  • Workday, Dublin
  • Baring Asset Management, London
  • KPMG, Dublin
  • Ulster Bank, Dublin
  • National Drawing Collection, Limerick City Gallery
  • National Self Portrait Collection, University of Limerick
  • Butler Gallery Collection, Kilkenny
  • Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
  • First National Building Society
  • Augustus Cullen & Sons Solicitors, Dublin
  • Irish Life Assurance, Dublin
  • Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo
  • Boyle Civic Collection, Co. Roscommon
  • Limerick City University
  • Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • Kelly’s Hotel, Wexford
  • St Lukes Hospital, Dublin
  • St Patricks Hospital, Dublin
  • Royal Victoria Hospitals, Belfast
  • UCC Library, Cork
  • CAFA Beijing
  • National Library of Ireland, Dublin
  • AIMCO, Philadelphia
  • Burns Library, Boston College
  • Wilmark Group, Florida
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell
  • Swarthmore College, PA
  • Yale University Art Gallery, CT
  • Montefiore Einstein Hospital NYC
  • Private collections in Ireland, Europe & UK, USA & Asia

 

 

 


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