Sheila Rennick graduated from The National College of Art and Design in Dublin with a degree in Fine Art painting in 2004. On graduating she was co-recipient of the prestigious CAP foundation award. She went on to do an MA in painting at St. Martins College, London in 2006. On graduating she was one of 30 artists selected from across the UK for the notable Jerwood Contemporary painting exhibition London .She was awarded The Moth Art Prize in 2022. In 2011 she travelled to Washington DC with Monster Truck Gallery to takepart in a residency and exhibit in the City. Her work was subsequently purchased by City Bank in New York. In 2017 she completed a painting residency in Bordeaux resulting in an exhibition at Pierre Poumet Contemporary Arts Bordeaux. Recent exhibitions have included The Marmite Painting Prize, London 2016 where she was awarded runner up. Other recent shows include Rain Wetting Thirst at Lewisham Art House London and Pretty Fleshy Paintings at Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin in 2019. Her work is in collections such as The Office of Public Works Ireland, Fingal County Council, Dublin and Trinity College Dublin as well as many private collections. She lives and works in London.



Solo Exhibitions

Bang It Out -Solo Show, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
London Art Fair - Kevin Kavanagh, Kevin Kavanagh, London Art Fair Islington
Neon Orchids, Commonage Projects, London
Screaming On Mute, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
Something for Nothing, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
Innit Terrible, 363 Cambridge Heath Road, London
A Dogs Dinner, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
Hot Body/Ugly Face Syndrome, N.C.A.D Gallery, Dublin
Dodgy Heaven, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

Group Shows

Fierce Scandal, Lido Stores, Margate, Kent
Person, Place or Thing, Project Gallery V, New York City
2023 Turps Off-Site Programme Show, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London
Generation 2022 New Irish Painting, Butler Gallery Kilkenny
Rain Wetting Thirst, Lewisham Art House, London
Pretty Fleshy Paintings, with Amanda Doran at Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
Gift, A.P.T Gallery, London
Paper Cuts, Saatchi Gallery, London
Mrs Pig and the Ketchup, with Paul Branca, Josh Berry and Adam Hennessey, Pierre Poumet Art Gallery, France
Marmite Painting Prize, Block 336, London
Madder 139, London
FUTURES 11, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Fold, Visual, Ireland

Awards And Residencies

The Moth Magazine Art Prize, The Moth Magazine
Agility Award , Arts Council Ireland
Visual Artist Bursary , Arts Council Ireland
Marmite Painting Prize, London
Solas Nua Washington Residency, USA
Jerwood Contemporary Painters Exhibition, London
CAP Foundation Award, London
Arts Council, Traveling and Training Award


Higher Diploma in Education, Art Craft and Design, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
MA Fine Art Painting and Art History, Byam Shaw School of Art Central St Martins, London
BA(Hons) Fine Art Painting, National College of Art and Design, Dublin


Neon Orchids, Art Rabbit
In The Picture: New Irish Painting at The Butler Gallery, RTE
Generation 2022: New Irish Painting, Butler Gallery


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