Michelle Byrne
Born Dublin 1971

Since Graduating from GMIT College of Art and Design in 1992 I have been practicing as a Sculptor working primarily in Limestone, steel and Bronze. Working from my studio in The Blackstairs Mountains region of Co Carlow I have exhibited in both selected solo and group shows in Ireland, the UK and France. Exhibitions include The RHA, Eigse, Visual and the Olivier Cornet Gallery. Within the past seven years I have completed five large-Scale Per Cent for Art commissions. Awards received include The Conor/Moran Award for Sculpture (RHA )2012 and the Stone carving Award (RDS) 2016. Other commissions include a series of Bronzes Sculptures commissioned by The DAA for Allianz Business to Arts Awards and a series of Limestone Sculptures commissioned by ESB for the Mc Laughlin Business Awards. Current work includes a 4 Meter Sculpture “Deirdimus Tower” commissioned by Kilkenny County Council as part of a Per Cent for Art Scheme.

Solo Exhibition

1998 The Arts Council, Dublin

2014 ‘Via Magna’ The Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Visual Carlow, 9 Stones Artists Group show.

2017 Sculpture In Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

2017 RHA Annual Exhibition.

2017 Form, Artistic Alliance, Ballymaloe, Co. Cork.

2017 Hermione Art Exhibition, Alexander College, Dublin.

2016 9 Stones Artists, Visual, Carlow.

2016 RHA Annual Exhibition.

2016 Eigse, Visual, Carlow

2016 Form, Artistic Alliance, Ballymaloe, Co. Cork.

2016 Hermione Art Exhibition, Alexander College, Dublin.

2015 VUE, RHA, Dublin.

2015 Construct’ OPW touring Show, Down, Tyrone, Westmeath, Wicklow.

2015 Eigse, Visual, Carlow.

2015 9 Stones Artists, The Gate Lodge, Visual, Carlow.

2015 RDS, Crafts Competition Dublin.

2015 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin.

2015 The Octagonal Room. Olivier Cornet Gallery, The Irish Georgian Society, Dublin.

2015 Hermione Art Exhibition, Alexander College, Dublin.

2014 VUE, RHA, Dublin.

2014 9 Stones Artists, Town House, Borris, Carlow.

2014 Eigse, Visual, Carlow.

2014 RHA, Annual Exhibition, Dublin.

2014 Hermione Art Exhibition, Alexander College, Dublin.

2013 Olivier Cornet Gallery ,at Film base, Temple Bar, Dublin.

2013 The Centre for Creative Practice, Dublin.

2013 RHA Annual Exhibition Dublin

2012 RHA Annual Exhibition Dublin

2012 9 Stones Artists, Eigse, Deighton Hall, Carlow.

2012 RDS Crafts Competition Dublin.

2011 The Centre for Creative Practice, Dublin.

2011 Sculpture in Context, Botanical Gardens Dublin.

2011 9 Stones Artists, Borris House, Borris Co. Carlow.

2010 Sculpture in Context, Botanical Gardens Dublin.

2010 Kilgraney House, Co. Carlow.

2009 The Sycamore Gallery, Dublin.

2009 Carlow County Library ,Carlow

2008 9 Stones Artists, The Norman Gallery, Wexford.

2008 The Waterford Gallery, Wales.

2004 Sculpture In Context, Botanical Gardens Dublin.

2002 Sculpture In Context, Botanical Gardens Dublin.

2000 Grand et Juenes D’aujourd ‘ Hui Paris, France.

2000 Sculpture In Context, Botanical Gardens Dublin.

1999 Coda, Dublin Castle, Dublin.

1999 Sculpture In Context, The Irish Management Institution, Dublin.

1998 The Arts Council, Dublin.

1997 Convergence , Dublin.

1996 Sculpture In Context, Conrad Hotel, Dublin.

1993 The Accidental Gallery, Dublin.

1992 Pan Celtic Festival, Galway.