Image of Seamus O'Rourke Seamus O’ Rourke Born in Co. Wexford in 1964. Studied at Waterford I T ( 1985 – 89), Limerick School of Art & Design ( 1991 – 92) and the University of Ulster at Belfast , M.A. in Fine Art (1993-4).

Selected Solo Exhibitions :  Entoderweder Galerie, Germany 1992, 1996* and 2000. Galerie Tendenz, Sindelfingen, Germany 1997. Limerick City Gallery of Art at the Hunt Museum 1997. Galerie Sanjo, Kyoto, Japan 2003. The Workroom, Dublin 2003. Broadstone Studios, Dublin 2008 & 2013. Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin 2014. ARC Gallery, Chicago, USA 2016. Fourteen Drawings, Culture Night, Dublin 2020.

Selected Group Exhibitions ; Belfast Young Contemporaries 1994,- Guinness Hops Store 1994,- EV+A 1995* ( Curator: Maria De Corral), EV+A 1998* ( Curator: Paul O’Reilly), EV+A 1999* ( Curator: Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn), EV+A 2005* ( Curator: Dan Cameron)-,’Lingua Occulorum’ at Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick and Tigh Fili, Cork 1997*.- ‘ First Look ‘ at the RHA Gallagher Gallery and the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny 1999,- Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition,at Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education,UK,and tour to Saint Lukas Gallerij, Brussels, Belgium. & to EICH University of Humberside Gallery, Hull, UK 1999* .-15th International Triennale of Drawing, Moderna Galerija, Rijeka, Croatia, 2000*.-1st International Drawing Biennale, Melbourne, Australia (Award Winner), 2001*.- Galerie Voelcker & Freunde, Berlin; Jan – Apr 2003. Goethe Institute, Dublin 2003.- ‘Full circle’, Templebar Galleries 2004,- 5th International Biennale of Drawing, Pilzen, Czech Republic 2006*. -‘Schwarzweiss’ , Galerie Inga Kondeyne, Berlin, 2007.- ‘ Process Visible’, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin. 2009-.’All Colours Black ‘,curated by Mark St john Ellis, Cross Gallery,Dublin.2010.- ‘Horizon Sprawl’, Ormston House, Limerick, 2012.- ‘Between Lines’, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, 2012. -‘5th International Drawing Exhibition’, Museum for Architecture, Wroclaw, Poland, 2012*. -‘Little Kingdoms’, Catalyst Art Gallery, Belfast, 2014.-‘Over the Edge:Paperworks Unbound’, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York – juried and curated by Claire Gilman ( Curator at Drawing Center NY) and co-curated by Yuko Nii and Rebecca Cuomo 2014.- ‘Macroscope’ Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA, 2015. ‘Drawing Never Dies’, curated by Donald Fodness and Daisy McGowan, REDLINE Contemporary Art Center, Denver, Co, USA, 2016. -‘Paper Works’, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, Tx, USA, 2017, curator ; Alison Hearst ( Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth)  . Bushwick Open Studios, SPACE 776, Brooklyn, NYC, USA.2018.- ‘Archives’, Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center, Cincinnati,OH, USA.2018.-Wells Art Contemporary(Curated by Phillip Allen) Wells, Somerset, UK 2020 * indicates Publication/ Catalogue.

Has received Arts Council of Ireland awards in 1992, 1996, 2000 ,2003 and Cultural Relations Committee Awards 1992, 1997 and 2000. In 2001,he received an award for his drawing from the Polish Art Foundation in the 1st International Drawing Biennale, Melbourne, Australia. His work has been reviewed in Suddeutsche Zeitung in 1992, 1996 and 2000. The Sunday Times 1994, Kreiszeitung Boblingerbote 1997, The Irish Times 1999 and EV+A 1999 (catalogue essay), Circa issue 81( e-mail: sjorourke@eircom. net) Lives in Dublin.