Catherine Keenan, Glass Artist
A graduate in Glass from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Catherine works in molten glass, adding layers of colour and blowing vessels.
Catherine Keenan has won several awards at the National Craft Competition, including first place in glass, the National Craft and Design Fair of Ireland Award. She has exhibited throughout the UK and Ireland, including The Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, Heal’s Store London and the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny. She also exhibited at the Royal Ulster Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy’s annual exhibitions.
Catherine Keenan CV
2016 ‘Surface, Colour, Description’, Kunsthuis Gallery, Yorkshire
‘Design Ireland’, Heal’s Store, London
2015 ‘Seeing Stripes’, solo exhibition, Belfast print Workshop, Belfast
Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Tent: London Design Festival
‘Create’, Brown Thomas, Dublin
‘Portfolio:Glass’, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
‘Spring Exhibition’ Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
‘Focus on Glass’, Craft in the Bay, Wales
2014 Black Swan Arts Open Exhibition, Frome, England
‘Portfolio’, Crafts Council of Ireland, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
184th Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition, Dublin
‘Made London’ retail fair, London
Contemporary Glass Society Exhibition, National Glass Centre, Sunderland
Irish Craft Portfolio Exhibition, Capital Club, Beijing
‘Craft’, trade fair, Earl’s Court, London
2013 ‘Irish Craft Portfolio, Crafts Council of Ireland’, Royal Hibernian Gallery, Dublin
183rd Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition, Dublin
‘Made London’, retail fair, London
‘Making It ’11’ Group exhibition, Seacourt Print Workshops, Bangor
‘ICON’ Crafts Council of Ireland Exhibition, Brown Thomas, Dublin
‘Hot Glass: New work from the Furnace’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
‘Perspective: Inspiration Unveiled’, Craft Centre, London
2012 ‘Engaging with Glass’, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, USA
182nd Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition, Dublin
‘131st Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition’, Ulster Museum, Belfast
‘Work in Progress’, Craft NI Gallery, Belfast
‘Reverie’, Leinster Gallery, Dublin
‘Art@Craft Europe 2012’, Koroska Art Gallery, Slovenia
‘Talente 2012’, International Exhibition of Applied Arts, Munich
2011 Galleri Uggerby, Lonstrup, Denmark
Irish Craft Portfolio’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
‘Design Tree’, Irish Design Week exhibition, Dublin
‘Engaging With Glass:a survey of contemporary irish glass art’, Solstice Centre, Navan
‘National Crafts Competition’, RDS, Dublin
‘Irish Craft Portfolio’, The National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.
2010 ‘Inspired by…’, Craft and Design Collective Annual Exhibition, Belfast
‘Irish Craft Portfolio’, The National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2009 ‘Royal Ulster Academy’s 128th Annual Exhibition’, Belfast.
‘Designers and Makers 2009’, F. E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge.
‘Bloom; Sculptural Crafts’, commissioned by the Crafts Council of Ireland to make an outdoor installation piece, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
2008 ‘Breaking Out’, The Crafts Council of Ireland Gallery, Kilkenny.
‘Next Big Thing’, The Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge.
2012 RDS National Crafts Competition Awards:
-National Crafts and Design Fair of Ireland Award
-1st Prize Glass
2012 Support for the Individual Artist Award, Arts Council, Northern Ireland
2011 Shortlisted for Talente 2012 International Award in Applied Arts
2011 RDS National Crafts Competition -Crafts Council of Ireland Purchase Award
2011 Selected for Craft NI ‘Making It’ 2 year business and studio assistance.
2011 Support for the Individual Artist Award, Arts Council, Northern Ireland
2009 Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Award
2009 Travel Award, Arts Council, Northern Ireland
2009 RDS National Crafts Competition Awards:
-National Crafts and Design Fair of Ireland Award
-2nd Prize Glass
-IACI Murial Gahan Scholarship Nominee
2008 Nick Mount Venetian Cane Masterclass at the International Glass Festival,
2007-2008 The International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill:Professional Development Award in Glass, specialising in glass blowing and cold decoration.
2003-2006 The National College of Art and Design, Dublin: BDes Hons Craft Design: Glass
2001-2002 The University of Ulster: Foundation Studies in Art and Design
2015 Causeway Coast and Glen Council, Northern Ireland
2015 Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
2014 The Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2013 Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
2012 Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
2012 Business to Arts, Dublin
2012 Arts Council, N.Ireland
2011 Ulster Museum
2011 Crafts Council of Ireland and National Museums of Ireland Purchasing scheme.
2009 Lisburn Borough Council
2012 Allianz Business to Arts Awards, Dublin.
Seven blown glass awards (venetian cane technique), mounted on a turned stainless steel plinth. Each 32 cm tall
2009 ‘Poppy Patch’: outdoor installation commissioned by the Crafts Council of
Sixteen ‘poppies’, each comprised of a blown glass plate (colour overlay
technique), stainless steel stem and turned black nylon fittings.
2015 Non-printmaker’s residency, Belfast Print Workshop
2011 Artist’s Access to Art College’s placement at Sunderland University.
2015 International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge Glassblowing Studio, England.
2012 ‘Hands On, the Art of Crafting in Ireland’, Sylvie Thompson, Liberties Press
2012 ‘Designer Profile’, Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living Magazine, December issue
2012 ‘Catherine Keenan’, Rachael Chambers, Craft&Design Magazine, Jan/Feb issue
2011 ‘Thirty’, exhibition review, Deborah Logan, Perspective Magazine, November issue
2010 ‘About: Catherine Keenan’, Dr.J McBrinn, Perspective Magazine, July issue
2014 Queen’s University, Belfast
2011 University of Sunderland to BA and MA Glass and Ceramics students
2011 ‘Engaging with Glass’ Symposium, Solstice Centre, Navan
2011 ‘Thirty, a celebration of excellence in craft’, 20 makers from Ireland, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart.
2010 Rikke Precht, Lonstrup, Denmark
2010 Nyholm/Cantrell Studio, Aarhus, Denmark
2009 Anu Penttinen, Nuutajärvi, Finland
2008 Peter Layton’s London Glassblowing Studio, England
2008 Glasstorm, Tain, Scotland
2008 Teaching Assistant to Richard Jolley, Northlands Creative Glass Centre, Scotland