The work of Gareth Jenkins reduces concept in his paintings. In the past the work was developed from urban culture, man made structures, the walls and spaces that went into the make up of our architectonic environment and the aerial view of the roads around it. Perhaps to the viewer they still echo these concepts but to the artist it is less about where it came from and more about what it is and how it is in the painting. For Gareth the line in its simplest form can be used to convey a sense of the object while asserting an abstract spatial structure. From this perspective he has tried to control the paints natural need to flow and has created a series of paintings that discuss the task of creating sharp edged lines out of a liquid substance.

Curriculum Vitae

 

Art Education

2008 - 2010 National College of Art and Design, Dublin, MFA Fine Art Painting (Research by Practice, Level 9 postgraduate).
2007 - 2008 Limerick School of Art and Design, B.A. (Honours, Level 8) Fine Art Painting, 1st Class Honours (1:1).
2004 - 2007 Limerick School of Art and Design, B.A. Degree (Ordinary, Level 7) Fine Art Painting, Distinction.
2003 - 2004 Abbeyleix Further Education Centre, FETAC 2 Award Art/Craft/Design, Distinction.
1998 - 1999 The Learning Connexion, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, Art Foundation Course, Diploma.

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Interlayer nag Gallery
2010 - 11 Solo exhibition, nag Gallery Dublin, 59 Francis Street, Dublin 8.
2010 - 06 MFA post-graduate exhibition, NCAD, Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Group Exhibitions

2017 Structures and Forms nag Gallery
2016 Paintings by Gareth Jenkins Sculpture by Rory Tangney nag Gallery
2012 Lines of Behaviour ( Amy Stephens and Gareth Jenkins ) Cross Gallery Dublin
2011 Eigse, Visual, Carlow
2010 - 10 Table of Contents project/exhibition, The Church, LSAD, Limerick
2011 Eigse, Visual, Carlow
2010 - 09 Build it and they will come, PrettyvacanT, Sandymount, Dublin
2009 - 12 Preoccupied, Occupy Space, Thomas Street, Limerick
2009 - 10 Chalk It Down: Contemporary drawing exhibition, Cork Contemporary
Projects: The Space, Top Floor, No 7 South Mall, Cork City
2009 - 08 Paperback, an intervention with a disused retail space, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
2009 - 05 The 2nd Triennial International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Silpakron University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2009 - 03 Camera Obscura, Group Show, Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin.
2009 - 12 Re:Collection, Group Exhibition, Georgian House, Perry Square, Limerick
2008 - 08 Process 10 Exhibition, Dunamise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
2008 - 08 Process 10 Exhibition, Dunamise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
2008 - 06 Prelude, Limerick School of Art and Design, Honours Degree Exhibition
2008 - 01 Open Drawing Awards, Limerick City Gallery, curated by Arno Kramer
2007 - 10 Margin Exhibition, The OPW, 51 Stephens Green, Dublin
2007 - 10 Dubrovnik University, Residency Exhibition, Croatia
2007 - 01 Open Drawing Awards Exhibition, LSAD, curated by Aidan Dunne
2006 Eva open & invited, Limerick, LSAD
2006 - 06 Fircal Heritage Group, Beauty of the Bogs, Spinners Townhouse, Birr
2006 - 05 9th Annual Painting Exhibition, the Hunt Museum, Limerick
2006 - 01 Open Drawing Awards Exhibition, Limerick School of Art and Design

Awards and Residencies

2010 - 06 Office of Public Works, Purchase Award
2008 - 04 Arts Act Grant Award, Laois County Council
2007 - 10 Collector Generals Purchase Award
2007 - 10 Dubrovnik University Residency Program, Croatia October 2007
2007 - 01 Limerick City Gallery Purchase Award, for contemporary drawing

Collections

  • HSE Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Permanent Collection.
  • Office of Public Works, St. Stephens Green Dublin, Permanent State Collection.
  • Collector Generals Permanent Art Collection, Limerick.
  • Dubrovnik University Permanent Art Collection, Croatia. 
  • National Contemporary Drawing Collection, Limerick City Gallery.

Publications

2010 - 08 Occupy-Paper, Online internet based monthly Art Journal, interview
2008 - 08 Tracey, Michael, ‘Exhibition gives recognition to up-and-coming artists’, Laois Nationalist, page 8. 15-08-2008
2008 - 07 Kavanagh, Mary, ‘Process10 in Exhibition’, Leinster Express – Arts and entertainment, Stage Left, page 31. 30-07-2008
2008 - 06 O’ Sullivan, Lou ‘Prelude to an Art Attack’, LEG (Limerick Event Guide) volume 10 – issue 08
2006 Gregos, Katerina, ‘give (a) way’, Open/Invited ev + a 2006 Catalogue
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