Tom O'Dea's practice stems from the legacies of Minimalism. He works with a critical knowingness of the doctrines of High Modernism and his modest works engage with both the cache and absurdity of the minimalist gesture. His is a strong position of tentative doubt- the ambition of the work being to exist along the line between the poetic and the borderline pathetic. Despite this intellectual approach the works are executed with precise craftsmanship creating objects of a refined and simple beauty.

Curriculum Vitae

1978 Born in Dublin, Ireland


2008 - 2010 Master Of Fine Art (Painting), NCAD
2007 – 2008 Bachelor Of Arts (Honours) In Fine Art, GMIT
2004 – 2006 Bachelor Of Arts In Art And Design, GMIT



A yellow rose  Freemasons’ Hall, Dublin, Ireland

2011 Airport For Shadows Cross Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

All colours black ( two ) Cross Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2009 Camera Obscura  Light House Cinema, Dublin, Ireland

All About The Hang  Cross Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
G126 Members Show  Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern IrelandG126 Members Show  G126, Galway, Ireland

2007 Claremorris Open Exhibitionm Claremorris, Mayo, Ireland