CV

2018

Selected artwork “Exomoon Geysir”, purchased by OPW, Ireland for their permanent collection.

2018

Ongoing project work with Drawing de-Centred, an artist-led collective and platform for exploring contemporary drawing.

2017

Selected artist for Pallas Studios Periodical Review #7 curated exhibition of contemporary Irish art, Nov/Dec, Dublin.

2017

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.

2016

RHA , Dublin 186th Annual Exhibition “Suspended” Selected Drawing

Solo Show

2017

‘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.

2016

“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.

2016

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.

Residencies

2017, 2018

Tyrone Guthrie , Co.Monaghan

2016

Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat, Co.Kerry

Group Exhibitions

2018

Drawing deCentered artist-led group show, the Model Co.Sligo, Project Centre, Co.Dublin.

2017

Pallas Periodical Review 2017, selected artworks.

2017/2018

Incognitio @ Solomon Gallery, charity group show.

2016

Signal Arts Society, Wicklow 16th Annual Show.

2015

Culture Night 2015, Self Curated.

Education

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.

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