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Exhibition: Imelda Healy — Aqua
Imelda Healy is a Dublin-based artist who holds a B.F.A. with honours from the National College of Art and Design. At her degree show at the R.H.A. she won the Symantec Prize in Painting. She has also earned a Diploma in the History of Art from Trinity College and B.Soc.Sci. from University College Dublin. After graduating she was a founder member of Brunswick Mills Studio in Dublin, where she participated in many group shows.
Imelda’s first solo show was at the Boat House Gallery in Castletownshend, Cork (2002). Her other solo shows include Powerscourt Town House (2003); White Cube, Rathmines (2006); and Riverbanks Arts Centre, Kildare (2008). Her work has featured in group shows at the R.H.A. Ashford Gallery; Mermaid Gallery, Bray; Dunamaise, Port Laoise; Monster Truck Studios, Dublin; and many others.
From 2009-2013 Imelda lived in Los Angeles, where she did an M.A. in Arts and Humanities at Mount St. Mary’s, formed Berkeley Alley Studio, Santa Monica, with four other women, and held a well-received solo show at Upper West Gallery, also in Santa Monica. Her work is represented in many private and public collections in Ireland and abroad. She is an accomplished painter of portraits. In 2009 Paul McGuinness commissioned her to paint Gerry Lyne, the Keeper of Manuscripts at the National Library, where the portrait is now displayed.
Venue: Old Whistlestop Shop, Station House