Loretto Cooney

Loretto Cooney | the artist

The artist Loretto Cooney
Born , , Ireland.
Lives and works in , Ireland.
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I am interested in projects that evolve casually, by default, without necessarily having an initial conceptual framework. My painting project evolved from a similar logic: collecting images from the net using a personal limitation. The default setting here is my habitual misspelling. I allow the search engine’s prompt to guide me. Choices of color and technique are also random.

The translation which occurs between the selection system and the recontextualizing of the eclectic imagery suitably feeds into fundamental ideological concerns underpinning my work:  with refusal, of narrative, of the linear and of the limitations imposed by a style. For images click on my web address at the bottom of this page.


2008 BA (Hons.), Fine Art, (Paint),
First Class Hons. GMIT, Galway.

2006 BA Art and Design (Distinction), GMIT, Castlebar Co. Mayo.



2010 ev+a Limerick, Irish and International artists. Curator: Elizabeth Bonde Hatz, Sweden, architect and Professor of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Opening 12 March.

2010 Joint exhibition at The Cross Gallery 59 Francis St. Dublin. Upcoming April.

2009 Claremorris Open. curated by Tom Morton, curator at the Hayward Galleries, London, co-curator of 2010 British Art Show and contributing editor at Frieze magazine.

2009 RHA Annual Exhibition, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.

2009 Eigse Carlow. Annual Exhibition. Selector: Marie Hanlon. artist/curator with the Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

2009 Dunamaise open exhibition, shortlisted by curator by Martin Gale, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

2008 RDS Student Art Awards Exhibition, The Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin.
2008 RDS Traveling Exhibition, The Alley Arts Centre, Strabane,
Co. Tyrone.

2008 RDS Traveling Exhibition,Damer House, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. 

2000 Sculpture in Context, Dublin Castle, Dublin.


2009 This must be the place: Art Swap, presented by Monster Truck Gallery at the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin. Curated by Paul Murnaghan and Sally Timmons.

Solo Show:
2009 Mullingar Art Centre, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath,(forthcoming)
2003 Plenty. The Atrium Gallery, Longford, Co. Longford.

Group Exhibitions
2009 Exchange Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2009 Members Show,  G126,Galway.
2008 Christmas Show, thisisnotashop, Dublin
2008 Degree Show, Fine Art, GMIT, Galway.
2008 The Drawing Rooms, a collaborative event presented by Expanded Draught, at No. 2, Henry St., Galway.
2006 Degree Show. Art and Design, GMIT, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
2006 Home Ground, Mullingar Art Center, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
2006 12 Degrees, Linenhall Art Center, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
2005/06/07: Home Ground, Mullingar Art Center. Mullingar Co. Westmeath..

2008 Shortlisted for the RDS James White Award for excellence in painting.
2006 Linenhall Art Center, Castlebar, Student of the year Award: GMIT, B.A.F.A.(Paint)

2008 Commissioned article: Visual Arts News Sheet: Issue 6.

2009 Claremorris Open Exhibition, Co. Mayo,
2009 Royal Hibernian Academy, 179th Exhibition, Gallagher Gallery,Dublin
2008 RDS Students Awards,RDS Concert Hall, Dublin.
2008 Degree Show, GMIT, Galway, (Final Yr.) Catalogue.
2006 Degree Show,GMIT, Catalogue.
2006 12 Degrees, Linenhall Art Center, Castlebar .
2000 Sculpture in Context Catalogue.

Longford Museum , Longford , Ireland
Mr and Mrs. P. Binetzes, Washington. DC, USA, private collection.

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IMOCA Inaugural Exhibition

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