Staff Profile:


Tina O'Connell

Position / Job Title:

Associate Professor

  • Fine Art Associate Professor in Sculpture and Media
  • Studio Tutor  
  • Admissions Officer
  • Phd Advisory Group Member
Areas of Interest:

I work primarily on Sculpture as is reflective in my own professional practice. I pursue my own career externally to the University, as well as over-lapping my interests in areas of material based research in the context of contemporary sculpture. I am interested in how the museum provides a context for the collection of sculpture, and ways in which monumental and permanent form can be challenged. I work extensively with grants from bodies such as the Irish Arts Council and have been involved in arrange of international exhibitions, including; PS1 New York ,Jerwood Platform and for off-site projects in Dublin with Project Arts Centre.

Research groups / Centres:

Postgraduate Supervision:
I have recently undertaken a new role in the Fine Art PhD Advisory group for Graduate Supervision, and would therefore welcome and support practice based applicants whose research is in the field of sculpture, material studies and fine art. I have received teaching awards, and can advise on pedagogic approaches to fine art education based on a long track record.

Residency \ Fellowship:
1999 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland. 3 months.
1998 18th St Arts Complex, Santa Monica, L.A. U.S.A. 2 months.
1996 La Friche Belle De Mai, Marseilles, France. 2 months.
1989/90 Henry Moore Fellowship, Winchester School of Art, England.

Awards and Commissions:

2011 Washington DC Arts and Humanities Commission for 5x5 Public Art                                  2010 Werk 2010,Commission Bildhaursymposion Heidenheim, Germany
2009 Commission-Pearce Street centre Dublin
2007 Irish Arts Council Award (Major).
2006 Commission - Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
2005 Lorne Award, Slade School of Art .
2003 Irish Arts Council Award (Major).
2002 Commission - College des Irelandais, Paris, France.
1999 Commission - The Peoples Park, Waterford.
1999 Irish Museum of Modern Art. Residency programme.
1995 Irish Arts Council Award (Major).
1995 British Arts Council Award.
1994 Irish Arts Council Travel Award, (U.S.A.).
1993 Irish Arts Council Award.
1992 Irish Arts Council Award (Major).
1990 Henry Moore Fellowship.
1989 Ministry of Culture, France (Major).

Solo Exhibitions:
2004 * 'Tina O'Connell at Artist?s Platform ? Jerwood Gallery, London
2004 'Tina O'Connell ' Limerick City Art Gallery, Ireland
2002 'In-visible, 2, 3 and 4', College des Irelandais, Paris, France
1999 'In Dublin', The Barley Mow, Dublin, Ireland.
1997 'Do Touch, Do Not Touch', Spacex Gallery, Exeter, England.
1996 'In-visible,1,' Friche, Belle De Mai, Marseille, France.
1995 'Untitled', Kunstbunka, Munich, Germany.
1995 'Absolutly no Stiletoes', Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland.
1992 'Tina O'Connell', Belltable Gallery, Limerick, Ireland.
1992 'Jelly', Templebar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1991 * 'Tina O'Connell', Winchester Gallery, Winchester, England.

Group Exhibitions:

2011 1x1 DCAAH - Washington DC Arts and Humanities Commission for 5x5 Public Transformer Gallery, Washington.                                                                                                                2010 Werk 2010,Heidenheim Museum, Germany                                                                        "Super Farmers Market" - Handel Street Projects, London                                                       "Curators Choice" - Cubitt Gallery, London                                                                                  2009 The Wager - Office of Experiments. London
2006* 'Failure' - Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland.
2006* 'Sculpture at Kells', Kells, Co Kilkenny, Ireland.
2002* 'Mappin Open,2002?,Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, England.
2001 'Inaugural Show', Proof Gallery, Bermondsey, London.
2000 'A Different Kind of Show', Whitechapel Gallery, London.
2000* 'Two Cubes', Locws International, Swansea, Wales.
2000 'Multiples x 4', Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1999* '00 44' P.S.1. New York, US.
1999 '00 44' Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, US.
1999 '00 44' Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland .
1999 '00 44' Cork Municipal Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
1999 '17 + 1'Limerick Municipal Gallery, Limerick, Ireland.
1999 '17 + 1' Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1998 'Hidden Art' East London Show, london, England.
1997 'Gaget' Gallerie De Marseille, Marseille, France.
1996* National Collection of Contemporary Drawing, Limerick City
GalleryLimerick, Ireland.
1995* 'E.V.A.', 95, Curator, Maria Corral, Limerick City Gallery
Limerick, Ireland.
1994 'Material Evidence', Cubitt St., London, England.
1994 'Material Evidence', Norwich Gallery ,England.
1994 'Adshel', Gower Street bus shelter, London, England.
1993 'Inside Out', Winchester Gallery, Winchester, England.
1993 * 'Over the limit',Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England.
1992 * 'Whitechapel Open',Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England.
1991 'Victor Tracy Awards',Butler Gallery, Killkenny, Ireland.
(*Denotes accompanying Catalogue)


  • Sculpture (All BA & MA Fine Art)
  • Time based media
  • Professional practice in Fine Art (CMS)

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