BIOGRAPHY

Born 1974 Dublin, Ireland

 

EDUCATION

Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

University College Dublin

National College of Art & Design, Dublin

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

Irish Museum of Modern Art, R.H.K. Dublin

 

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

2012

Unmade, The Return Gallery, Goethe-Institut Irland, Dublin

 

A hole into the future, Musée d’art moderne de Saint Etienne

2011

A hole into the future, The Model, Sligo

 

The Outward Form, Permanent Public Artwork for The Model, Sligo.

2010

Clocks and Seasons and Promises, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo ‘Turning Point’ Permanent Public Artwork for Terminal 2, Dublin Airport, commissioned by the DAA

2009

on a perilous margin, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

2008

The Paradise [29], Gallery 2, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

 

Trance in Inaction, Gallery 3, ARTSPACE, New Zealand

2007

This time I promise to be more careful, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

2006

Gallery 3, Douglas Hyde Gallery, off-site project at Farmleigh House, Dublin

 

Here and Now, The Studio, Glasgow International, Glasgow

 

Rise to the occasion, Four, Dublin.

2005

Together at last, Studio 6, D.L.I.A.D.T. at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin

 

Everything I said let me explain, Project Arts Centre, Dublin

2003

Death creeps in through the mouth, Goethe Institute, Dublin

1998

I keep dreaming that I’m a fictional character, Proposition Gallery, Belfast

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014

Wallspace Gallery, New York

 

Traces, Peter Blum Gallery, New York

2013

Sculpture after Artschwager, David Nolan Gallery, New York

 

Re/Turn, Studio 10, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Barbara Knezevic & Isabel Nolan

 

The Black Moon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

 

Points of Orientation, Andrew Jensen Gallery, Sydney

 

Beasts of England, Beasts of Ireland, Visual Carlow, curated by Stephen Brandes

 

Sculptrices, Villa Datris, Fondation pour la Sculpture Contemporaine France

2012

Into the Light: The Arts Council – 60 Years Supporting the Arts, Crawford Art Gallery,

 

Cork

 

The Model, Sligo Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

 

Gracelands, Co. Limerick

 

EV+A, Limerick

 

Laurence Callaghan and Isabel Nolan, Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh

 

Dogs, Ormston House, Limerick, Soma Project curated by Rachael Corcoran.

2011

Collecting for Ireland – Works from the Arts Council Collection, The Hunt Museum,

 

Limerick

 

Gracelands, Substance Abuse, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim

 

Mark Garry and Isabel Nolan, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

 

Beholder, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

2010

Forms of Reason, Lullin + Ferrari, Zurich (with Bill Woodrow & Mamiko Otsuba)

 

Gracelands, I’m Sparticus, Gracelands, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim

 

Instantaneous Personal Magnetism, Galway Arts Centre, Galway

 

something tells me it’s all happening at the zoo, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

 

summer 2010, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

 

King Rat, The Project Arts Centre, Dublin

 

The Material Consequence, Bluewall Gallery, Cavan, curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey

 

Arrivi e Partenze Europa, Mole Vanvitelliana, Italy

 

Invisible, Original Print Gallery, Dublin (& other various locations in Dublin)

2009-2010

What you see is where you're at, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

2009

Fragile, Fields of Empathy, The Daejeon Museum of Art, South Korea

 

Mehr Als ein T-shirt, Kunstverein Bielefeld

 

Into Irish Drawing, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland; AkkuH, Hengelo, The

 

Netherlands; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; Millennium Court Arts Centre,

 

Portadown, Northern Ireland

 

Gracelands, ‘Folly’, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim

 

Something Else, Rothe House, Kilkenny Arts Festival

 

Two-person show (with Mick Wilson), Gallery for One, Dublin.

 

Solas, Naas General Hospital

 

Three Person Show, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh

 

Fragile – Fields of Empathy, Musée d’art moderne de Saint Etienne, France & Accademia d'Ungheria, Rome, curated by Lóránd Hegyi (Cat., Illus.).

 

Coalesce: Happenstance, Smart, Amsterdam, curated by Paul O'Neill

 

Into Irish Drawing, Limerick City Art Gallery, Ireland; AkkuH, Hengelo, The Netherlands; Centro, Culturel Irlandais, Paris; Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland.

2008

Fifty Percent Solitude, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

 

Mediation Biennale, ‘Gardens and Islands’, Poznan, Poland

 

Micro-narratives : tentation des petites réalités, curated by Lóránd Hegyi at Musée d’art moderne de Saint Etienne (Cat., Illus.).

 

Order, Desire, Light, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (Cat., Illus.).

 

Beijing Art Museum of the Imperial City, Beijing

 

Economic Thought, Ard Bia, Berlin

 

10,000 to 50 Contemporary Art from the members of Business to Arts, Irish Museum of Modern Art.

 

Exploration, an exhibition of drawings, Droichead Arts Centre, Curated by Ruairí Ó Cuív

 

Self as Selves, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2007

Like Leaves, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

 

Lost Tongues Rediscovered, Stroom Den Haag, curated by Francis McKee.

2006

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, De Appel, Amsterdam

 

Ireland at Venice, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013

Nolan, Isabel. Some surfaces on which patterns occur. Paris: onestar press, 2013.

2012

Hancock, Caroline. Entries on Lynda Benglis, Dorothy Cross, Jaki Irvine, Alice Maher, Isabel Nolan, Kathy Prendergast, WAAG, Dictionnaire des Créatices. Paris: Editions des Femmes, 2012.

2011

Intimately Unrelated. Sligo: The Model. Saint-Étienne: Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Metropole, 2011.

2005

WHAT it does to you…. Atelier Projects, 2005.

 

Delahunty, Gavin & Sarah Glennie. Ireland at Venice 2005. Ireland: Glucksmans, 2005.

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2011

Arts Council Award – Visual Arts Bursary

2009

Arts Council Award – Visual Arts Bursary

2008

Arts Council Award – Travel and Training Award

2006

Arts Council Award – Visual Arts Bursary

2005

Arts Council Award – Visual Arts Bursary

2004

Arts Council Award – Visual Arts Bursary

2002

Arts Council Award – Visual Arts Bursary

2001

Arts Council Award – Materials and Equipment Grant

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland

Allied Irish Banks, Dublin, Ireland

Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Dundalk Urban District Council, Ireland

Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland