Hughie O'Donoghue was born in Manchester in 1953 and now lives and works in Co. Mayo and London. His new exhibition of large scale, cinematic painted constructions and sculpture, One Hundred Years and Four Quarters will be shown at Galway International Arts Festival from 11-24 of July. Other recent solo museum exhibitions include Painting/Memory: Artist's Laboratory, Royal Academy, London, 2012; The Road, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic, 2011; The Journey, Leeds City Art Gallery, 2009; Lost Histories: Imagined Realities, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands; and Parables, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France, 2008.
His work is in public collections throughout the world including Art Gallery of South Australia; British Museum, London; Dallas Museum of Art, USA; the Hugh Lane, Dublin; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Michigan Museum of Art, USA; Ulster Museum, Belfast; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University College Cork, Ireland in 2005 and was elected to the Royal Academy, London in 2009 and Aosdána in 2013.
Voyage of the Plassy, oil on canvas