Limerick, b.1986

Sinéad Breslin

Sinéad Breslin has spent nearly a decade astutely observing the nuances of life around her and finding a singular way to translate them into painted images. She has a deep and inquisitive interest in people, which is revealed through the figurative elements in her paintings. Although her works are not necessarily portraits, her characters are often distinct and emotionally engaging.

The work that Breslin creates can be both playful and painful. Her openness to new experiences reinforces her curiosity about her subjects and also creates a foundation that propels her determination to document her impressions of the world around her. As a painter early in her career, she manages to engage her sitters and unsheathe them. Drawing from memory and photographic images, she translates her subjects and the small pockets...

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Biography

Sinéad Breslin has spent nearly a decade astutely observing the nuances of life around her and finding a singular way to translate them into painted images. She has a deep and inquisitive interest in people, which is revealed through the figurative elements in her paintings. Although her works are not necessarily portraits, her characters are often distinct and emotionally engaging.

The work that Breslin creates can be both playful and painful. Her openness to new experiences reinforces her curiosity about her subjects and also creates a foundation that propels her determination to document her impressions of the world around her. As a painter early in her career, she manages to engage her sitters and unsheathe them. Drawing from memory and photographic images, she translates her subjects and the small pockets of the world they inhabit into vibrant painted scenes.

Sinéad Breslin completed her fine art education at the University of West England (M.A., B.A.) and has been awarded multiple international residencies in Europe, including her most recently completed residency at Palazzo Monti in Milan, Italy. She has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the US and Europe and her work is found in numerous private collections around the world. Breslin is represented exclusively by MARC STRAUS, New York.

Artworks

6

Cactii, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Art of the 2010s / Autobiographical Approach / Canvas / Contemporary European Art / Contemporary Irish Art / Daily Life Experience / European Art / Family and Friend / Figurative Painting / Ireland / Irish Art / Learning from Different Cultures / New York / Oil on Canvas / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Scenes of Everyday Life / Surrounding Environment / Women Artists / Young / Emerging Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2012

    MA Fine Art, University of the West of England

  • 2010

    PGCE (PCET), University of The West of England

  • 2008

    BA (Honors) Fine Art, University of The West of England

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Marc Straus Gallery, New York

  • 2018

    New Paintings, Mauger Gallery, New York

  • 2014

    PASS THE SALT, Secret Art Gallery, Moscow

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Presidents day Soiree, Lucas Lucas, New York

  • 2018

    Perimetri Domestici, Palazzo Monti, Brescia

  • 2017

    Friends of Friends, The Third Policeman, New York

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • 2012

    MA Fine Art, University of the West of England

  • 2010

    PGCE (PCET), University of The West of England

  • 2008

    BA (Honors) Fine Art, University of The West of England

  • 2005

    BTEC Foundation Diploma Art and Design, Fermanagh Collage, Ireland

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Marc Straus Gallery, New York

  • 2018

    New Paintings, Mauger Gallery, New York

  • 2014

    PASS THE SALT, Secret Art Gallery, Moscow

  • 2010

    painting is dead / long live painting, Motorcade Flashparade Gallery, Bristol

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Presidents day Soiree, Lucas Lucas, New York

  • 2018

    Perimetri Domestici, Palazzo Monti, Brescia

  • 2017

    Friends of Friends, The Third Policeman, New York

  • 2015

    Still Moving, ISS MAG Gallery, Moscow

  • 2014

    Обнуление новыйгод, We Art, Moscow

  • 2012

    Try it, You Will Like it, Motorcade/Flashparade, BV Studio, Bristol

  • Insights, Paseo D’isabel II, 2-1, Barcelona

  • 2011

    PEER/PRESSURE, Galleri, Bristol/London

  • 2010

    Daylight Robbery, Motorcade/Flashparade, BV Studios, Bristol

  • Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story, GWRSA

  • 2008

    Off the Wall, The Magpie, London

  • The Show, Spike Island, Bristol

  • 2007

    Oh My Daze, Manor Park, London

  • 2006

    Say What You See, Saint Paul’s Church Crypt, Bristol

  • Significant Other, Bower Ashton, Bristol

Grants/Awards

  • 2018

    Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Milan

  • 2014

    Secret Art, Moscow

  • 2011

    Galleri, Bristol