Born in Dublin, Ireland
www.joannakidney.com, email: joanna@joannakidney.com

 

Education

1992-1996  First Class Honours, BA in Visual Communications, DIT Mountjoy Square, Dublin
1991-1992  Distinction, Certificate in Art and Design, Sallynoggin College of Further Education, Dublin

 

Solo Exhibitions

2022  The Swinging Pendulum, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Philadelphia
The Swinging Pendulum, The LAB Gallery, Dublin
mergemerge, a collaborative drawing project with Michael Geddis, Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow
2021  mergemerge, a collaborative drawing project with Michael Geddis, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo
2018  We are hurtling into the future, Wexford Arts Centre
Metamurmuration, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Co. Cork
2016  We are hurtling into the future, Galway Arts Centre
2015  Wunderkammer, Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow
2013  Dig, undig, redig, RHA, Atrium Gallery, Dublin
2012  Sing yourself to where the singing comes from, The Drawing Project, Co. Dublin
2006  This speaking place, Stone Gallery, Dublin
2005  New Work, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
This speaking place, Courthouse Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow
2003  In and out of a familiar world, Linenhall Arts Centre, Co. Mayo
The shape of a moment, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
2002  To the silence, to the sea, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Co. Tipperary

 

Group Exhibitions

2022  Inherit, Place|Lab Collective (artists listed in Collaborative Projects below), Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo,
curated by Nuala Clarke and Joanna Kidney, touring to UK and USA, 2022/2023
2020  Odd Place(s), A Zine Project, Place|Lab Collective, Collaborative zine made with Nuala Clarke, Thomas Nelson Community College Gallery, Virginia, USA
2020  The Blues, The Painting Centre, New York, USA, curated by Kathy Cantwell and Lisa Pressman
2019  Odd Nature, Place|Lab Collective, Santa Fe Community College, New Mexico, USA
Concerning the Other, The Basement Gallery in An Táin Arts Centre, Co. Louth- a collaborative project curated by Olivier Cornet, Claire Halpin and Eoin McLoughlin. Participating artists: Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, James Hanley RHA, Joanna Kidney, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon, Kate Murphy, Ben Readman, Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra
2018  Concerning the Other, Queen Street Studios, Belfast- see project details above.
2017  Arrival, dlr Open Exhibition, Municipal, Gallery, dlr Lexicon, Dublin, selected by Gemma Tipton.
Concerning the Other, Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin. See project details above.
2017 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2003 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin
2016  Outpost Studios, Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow
2015  Claremorris Open Exhibition, selected by Brian Cass, Curator of Trinity Creative, TCD, Dublin
2014  Hexagon, group exhibition, Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow; Conall Carey, Dominic Fee; Fiona Kelly, Aoife Flynn and Laura Kelly
Eigse Carlow Arts Festival Open Submission, Carlow
Mermaid Open Exhibition, Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre, selected by Patrick Murphy, Director, RHA Gallery, Dublin
2014, 2013 Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon, curated by Patrick Murphy, Director, RHA, Dublin
2011  Pencil to the Plough, Cross Gallery, Dublin
2009  Glendarragh, 10 years on, Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre
2008  Good on paper, Stone Gallery, Dublin
Mermaid Greenstar Open Exhibition, selected by Cliodhna Shaffrey, Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow
2007  Mermaid Greenstar Open Exhibition, selected by Amanda Ralph, Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow
Drawing is a verb, drawing is a noun, group exhibtion in Stone Gallery, Dublin
2006  Elsewhere, two person show with Jean Clyne, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
Contemporary Art from Ireland, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany (Christopher Banahan, Jean Clyne, Natalie Delimata, Paul Doran, Blaise Drummond, Michael Durand, Denis Farrell, Tom Fitzgerald, Alva Gallagher, John Graham, Sean Hillen, Stephen Loughman, Brian Maguire, Tom Molloy, Evin Nolan, Abigail O’Brien, Geraldine O’Neill, Amy O’Riordan, Mark Scallan, Dermot Seymour, Niall Walsh)
2004  Continuity, Waterford Treasures Museum, Waterford
2003  Metamorphosis in White, Gallerie HD Nick, Aubais, France
2002  Shortlisted Entries for First National Solo Exhibition Award, three person show with Sinead Fox and Niall Martin, Sligo Art Gallery
Les Quatre Saisons de l’Art, Group Exhibition of Irish artists, Gallerie HD Nick, Aubais, France (John Coen, Conor Fallon, Michael Fitzharris, Marie Foley, Pat Harris, Marie Hanlon, Eithne Jordan, Joanna Kidney, Brian King, Sarah Langley, Paddy Mc Cann, Sean Mc Sweeney, Michael Mulcahy, Breon O’Casey, Grace Weir, Nancy Wynn Jones)
Works on Paper, three person show with Gerard Cox and Jane Proctor, Ashford Gallery, RHA, Dublin.
2001 Iontas, Sligo, Belfast, Cork

 

Awards and Residencies

2022  Residency at Swarthmore College, Philadelphia
2021,  2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship, Co. Mayo
2019  Place|Lab Collective Residency, Kiðjaberg, Iceland
2019 -date, Artists Connect Panel, Wicklow County Arts Office artist development initiative, a panel of Arts Organisation Workers and mixed disciplinary artists
Kilruddery House and Gardens Artist in Residence, Co. Wicklow
2018,  2016, 2013 Wicklow County Council Artists Support Scheme Award
2017,  2016 Arts Council Visual Artists Workspace Scheme with Outpost Studios
2017, 2016 Arts Council Travel and Training Award
2017, 2015 Wicklow County Council Arts Organization Award with Outpost Studios
2016  Artist in Residence, Brigham Young University, Utah
2014  Hexagon, collaborative residential printmaking project, Cork Printmakers (Conal Carey, Dominic Fee, Aoife Flynn, Fiona Kelly, Laura Kelly and Joanna Kidney), a Wicklow County Arts Office project presented by Cork Printmakers in association with Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow
2014 -2015  The Tellurometer Project Collective Residency with The LFTT Library at The Guesthouse, Cork
2014,  2004, 2003 The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan
2013,  2012, 2010, 2003, 2002 The Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry
2013  Mermaid Open Exhibition, Runner-up award, selected by Patrick T. Murphy, Director, RHA Gallery, Dublin
2012,  2011 Member of Dublin City Council Artists Panel
2012  RHA Studio Award, Dublin
Wicklow County Council Arts Group Bursary with The Tellurometer Project Collective
2011  Artlinks Bursary
Artlinks Artists and Practice Mentoring Programme led by Curator Cliodhna Shaffrey
2006  The Heinrich Boll Cottage, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
2003  Wicklow County Council Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary
2002  Shortlisted for National First Solo Exhibition Award, Sligo Art Gallery
1999  DIT Award of Excellence 1994-1998

 

Collaborative Projects

2019 -date  Place|Lab Collective, 18 artists from USA, UK and Ireland: Gary Barton (USA), Jennifer Barton (USA), Claudine Bigelow (USA), Mark Bigelow (USA), Gillian Catherine (USA), Nuala Clarke (IRE), Jeffrey Hampshire (USA), Gregory Herbert (UK), Joanna Kidney (IRE), Melanie Mowinski (USA), Mercedes Ng (USA), Karina Noel Hean (USA),Joseph Ostraff (USA), Melinda Ostraff (USA), Linda Reynolds (USA), Michelle Rowley (UK), Jen Watson (USA), Sally Weaver (UK)
2016 -date  mergemerge, Collaborative drawing project with visual artist Michael Geddis
2015 – 2016  Skimming Stones, a collaborative video project with Dance Artist Liadain Herriott
2014 Co-founder of Outpost Studios, Bray, Co. Wicklow (with Joanne Boyle, Raine Hozier Byrne, Rachel Fallon, Emma Finucane, Laura Kelly, Eleanor Phillips & Ann Marie Webb)2017 Concerning the Other, Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin, a collaborative project curated by Olivier Cornet, Claire Halpin and Eoin McLoughlin. Participating artists: Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, James Hanley RHA, Joanna Kidney, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon, Kate Murphy, Ben Readman, Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra
2014  Hexagon, a residential collaborative printmaking project in Cork Printmakers (see Residencies and Awards for details)
2011 -date  The Tellurometer Project Collective (Helen G. Blake, Joanne Boyle, Raine Hozier Byrne, Rachel Fallon, Laura Kelly, Joanna Kidney and Susan Montgomery)

 

Publications/Bibliography

2020 ‘mergemerge Correspondence’, an online interview by Dr. Brian Fay with Michael Geddis and Joanna Kidney, commissioned by Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow for the project publication (mergemerge, a collaborative drawing project by Michael Geddis and Joanna Kidney, to be published 2022)
‘mergemerge Correspondence’ was published in Visual Artists News Sheet, issue 4, July- August, 2021 by Visual Artists Ireland.
Drawing deeply, text by Dr. Doris Rohr, for mergemerge publication, commissioned by Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow
2018 We are hurtling into the future Publication for solo exhibition, Wexford Arts Centre, published by Wexford Arts Centre
2017 Irish Times, 7 March, review by Aidan Dunne, We are hurtling into the future solo exhibtion, Galway Arts Centre
2016 We are hurtling into the future Catalogue for the solo exhibition, Galway Arts Centre. Foreword by Maeve Mulrennan; Look to the birds and wonder Poem by Finnbar Howell
Connaught Tribune, 16 December, review by Judy Murphy of We are hurtling into the future solo exhibition
Irish Times highlights of the week, 11 December, We are hurtling into the future solo exhibition
2015 Wunderkammer Publication for the solo exhibition, Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre, Ireland, text by Cliodhna Shaffrey, commissioned by Mermaid Arts Centre
Irish Times highlights of the week, 12 June, Wunderkammer Solo Exhibtion
2014 Hexagon Project Catalogue, text by Alison Pilkington, published by Wicklow County Council and Cork Printmakers
2013 Publication Cover Artwork for New Writing from Ireland, published by Ireland Literature Exchange
2012 Dig, undig, redig Publication, on the occassion of Open Studio Visit with RHA Studio Artists
See See See- Complimentarity, Continuity and Complicity, text by Paul Macgee in response to the artwork Sing yourself to where the singing comes from
2007 The Bankable Artists Collection, Claire Shoesmith, The Sunday Tribune, 12th September
The Sunday Tribune, 16 September, Drawing is a verb, drawing is a noun, review by Catherine Leen
2005 Irish Times, 20 March, review by Aidan Dunne, Solo exhibtion, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
This speaking place Publication, for the solo exhibition, Courthouse Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, published by Courthouse Arts Centre
Bankers cast a beady eye on Irish art, The Irish Times, 4 June, on the ocassion of Group Exhibtion at The European Central Bank, Frankfurt
2003 The shape of a moment Publication for the solo exhibition, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland, published by Triskel Arts Centre
In and out of a familiar world Publication, for the solo exhibition at Linenhall Arts Centre, Co. Mayo, Ireland, published by Linenhall Arts Centre
2002 Irish Times, 20 March, review by Aidan Dunne, Works on Paper, Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Les Quatre Saisons de L’Art, Journal de l’association Les Artistes Nomades, Autumn edition. Profile of L’Irlande a Aubais Group Exhibtion
1999 The Sunday Tribune, 11 July, review by Angeline Morrison, Industria Art, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

 

Collections

Allied Irish Banks; The Permanent Collection, The Ballinglen Museum of Art, Ireland; The Central Bank of Ireland; Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland; Fleschmann Hilliard PR, Ireland; Lee Hotels, Ireland; O’Connor Sutton Cronin Engineering, Ireland; Office of Public Works, Ireland; University College Dublin, Ireland. Private collections in Ireland, USA, UK, Spain, France.