Bridget Flannery

Biography and CV

Bridget Flannery is a visual artist living near the Laois-Carlow border in Ireland. She graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in 1981. Her work is mainly focused on painting and drawing. She has consistently exhibited in solo and group shows in Ireland and Europe. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally. Studio residencies include the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo, Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat, Co. Kerry andThe Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan. She is represented by Solomon Fine Art, Dublin. She works as a Part-Time Learning Curator at VISUAL, Carlow, Draíocht, Blanchardstown and as a visiting tutor at Abbeyleix College of Further Education, ArtForm, Dunmore East, and numerous Plein Aire painting events throughout the country.


1977-1981 Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. Diploma in Fine Art (Distincion) Painting and Printmaking
2009-2013 Carlow College. BA (Hons) English and History
2015-2017 Carlow College/IT Carlow MA by Research in 20th Century Irish History



2023 RiverTraces, Nenagh Arts Centre, Co. Tipperary

Boglands, Laois ArtHouse, Stradbally, Co. Laois.

Terra Incognita,  Solomon Fine Art, Dublin

2022 UNDERSONG Lavit Gallery Cork

TRACKS/TRACES Drawing Installation, VISUAL Carlow as part of DoorStep Dance Project with dancer Roisín Whelan and film maker Patrick Bramley
2021 RIVERLINES. Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
2020 SHORELINES. Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
2014/2012 Berkley Gallery, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
2010 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
2009 Cross Gallery, Dublin also 2007,2005 and 2003
2001 Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2000 Vangard Gallery, Cork
Mäskla Galerija, Riga, Latvia.


2022 THE LISTENING HAND, Birr Arts Festival, Co. Offaly
WATERMARKS with Angie Shanahan. Exhibition and drawing/mapping project at Backwater Artists Studios, Cork
Hambly and Hambly Gallery, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh
2021 STACCATO, Kenmare Butter Market.
BOYLE ARTS FESTIVAL, invited artist also 2007
Solomon Fine Art, Dublin Summer and Winter Group Shows
Lavit Gallery Cork, Winter Group Show
2020 HERE TOGETHER:Architectures of Belief and Rhythms of Ritual. Carlow College with Robert Frazier and Anne Martin Walsh
2019 MAKing Art: PAINTing. Draíocht Arts Centre, Dublin and Siamsa Tíre
Tralee, Co Kerry with Susan Connolly, Geraldine O’Neill and Liz Rackard. Curated by Sharon Murphy.
2018 MUSIC, MYTH and MAGIC Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork Curated by Éimear O’ Connor
2017 HIDDEN/Reveal. Drummin Bog Project. VISUAL, Carlow
Dunamaise Open. Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
2016 SKIN. Clifden Arts Festival with Dylan Griffin, Margaret Nolan and composer Benjamin Dwyer
2015 BluePrint Artists, VISUAL Carlow
2014 EXPOSURE -out of this world. Doswell Gallery, Rosscarberry, Cork with Rebecca Bradley, Tom Climent, Mary Lohan, Rachel Parry and Charles Tyrell
2013 1/3 Doswell Gallery, Rosscarberry, Cork with Tom Climent, Maurice Desmond, Bernadette Kiely and Jim Savage
2012 Bandon Arts Festival with Mary Mackey
2011 RHA Open Exhibition annually since 1998
2010 Irish Wave. Tsingshua Academy of Fine Arts, Bejing, China with Brian Connolly, Fion Gunn, Michael Hegarty, Annette Hennessy and Carol Hodder
2009 Our Books, Our Lives SiNordic Arts Centre, Bejing with Fionn Gunn and Carol Hodder
RHA Open Exhibition Invited artist
2008 Bridget Flannery Selects Lavit Gallery, Cork with Robert Frazier, Tim Goulding, Annette Hennessy, Con Kelleher, Gillian Lawlor, Mary Mackey, Miriam Robinson, John Shinnors, and Michael Quane
Student of the Year 40th Retrospective Exhibition Lavit Gallery Cork
2007 As Above So Below Landscape artists from Ireland, Germany and Lativia. Cesis Museum, Latvia and Atelier Galerie Kiel
2006 Atelier Galerie, Kiel
2005 Morsum Galerie, Sylt Germany also 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001
2004 Butler Gallery, Kilkenny with Helen Comerford, Sonja Landweer and Stephen Vaughan
Carlow Arts Festival, invited artist also 2000, 1994, 1993 and 1992
2003 FormArt Galerie, Berlin also 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1998
2002 Berkley Gallery, Thomastown, Kilkenny with Robert Frazier
2000 Leabhar Mór na Gaeilge Invited artist. Irish and Scottish literature and visual arts project, touring worldwide until 2020


AIB. Bank of Ireland. Boyle Civic Trust. Carlow Art Collection.Cesis Museum, Latvia. Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork. Four Seasons Hotel Group. IBEC. Office of Public Works. Opera House Cork. SETU Carlow. University College Cork. Wexford County Council.