Selected artwork “Exomoon Geysir”, purchased by OPW, Ireland for their permanent collection.
Ongoing project work with Drawing de-Centred, an artist-led collective and platform for exploring contemporary drawing.
Selected artist for Pallas Studios Periodical Review #7 curated exhibition of contemporary Irish art, Nov/Dec, Dublin.
Visual Artists Newsheet Article Nov/Dec issue, career development & trajectory.
2017 - 2018
Researching anatomy @ RCSI. Artwork “A Still Life” selected work for RCSI catalogue and permanent collection. Approved access for ongoing studies.
2016 - 2017
Mentored drawing & painting, Self-directed life drawing @RHA Academy, masterclass selections.
RHA , Dublin 186th Annual Exhibition “Suspended” Selected Drawing
‘Spaces of the Imagination’ at Mermaid Arts Centre, Co.Wicklow, May-June. A collection of drawings and installations based on the scientific findings of Exomoon planets and space exploration. Invited artist public talk.
“Drawings” by Melissa O’Faherty at Signal Art’s Centre, Bray, Co.Wicklow. A collection of drawings which examined the metaphors of birds and contrasting themes within nature.
VAI Contemporary Drawing Peer Group with Arno Kramer. Selected for peer group discussion from which a new artist collaboration ‘Drawing decentered’ has formed with ongoing group projects.
Tyrone Guthrie , Co.Monaghan
Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat, Co.Kerry
Drawing deCentered artist-led group show, the Model Co.Sligo, Project Centre, Co.Dublin.
Pallas Periodical Review 2017, selected artworks.
Incognitio @ Solomon Gallery, charity group show.
Signal Arts Society, Wicklow 16th Annual Show.
Culture Night 2015, Self Curated.
IDAT Visual Comm. Higher Dip, graduated in 1993.
Melissa worked in Graphic Design in the USA from 1992- 2000 on returning to Ireland she cofounded the design business, Doubleodesign, Blackrock, Co.Dublin. www.doubleodesign.ie. Currently, she works from her studio practice in Delgany, Co.Wicklow. Member of Outpost Studios Salon meetings, member of Visual Artists Ireland.