27. Fergus Martin
The Casino at Marino is a perfect thing. My favourite image of it is Thomas Roberts’s painting, which made me want to paint something delicate and glowing. I painted it in green tea.
Fergus Martin’s most recent solo exhibition, Outside Inside, was held at Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, in April/May 2014. He currently has work in the exhibition IMMA Collection : Conversations, at The Irish Museum of Modern Art.
During 2013, as part of the collaborative duo Martin & Hobbs, he took part in exhibitions in Dublin – an installation in the courtyard of The Irish Museum of Modern Art – and Brussels to mark Ireland’s EU presidency, and in the 6th Biennal of Contemporary Art in Melle, Fance.
Martin has shown widely in Ireland and internationally and his work is included in many private and public collections, including those of The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, The Office of Public Works.
Sculpture commissions include Steel , at the East Gate entrance gates to the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2008, and Lincoln Place at Dublin Dental Hospital, in 2010.
Awards include The Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York, 1999 and 2006; The Marten Toonder Award, awarded by The Arts Council , in 1999; the Curtin O’Donoghue Photography Prize at the RHA Annual Exhibition in 2010. He was elected to Aosdana in 2001.
Fergus Martin is represented by Green on Red Gallery, Dublin.