© John Beattie
Born in 1980, John Beattie is originally from Co.Donegal and currently lives and works in Dublin. He has been artist in residence at Fire Station Artists' Studio, Dublin, 2006-2009; Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, 2010; Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, 2011; and The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 2011. He has exhibited nationally and internationally with recent selected exhibitions including: Hennessy Portrait Prize, The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 2014; A Line of Inquiry, Fort Dunree, solo show, Co.Donegal, 2014; An Artist, The Studio, and all the rest, solo show, The Royal Hibernian Academy, curated by Patrick Murphy, Dublin, 2012; Long Drawn Out, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast, 2013; The Artist Studio Series, The Process Room, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2011; The Artist Studio Series (If The Art...), The Return Gallery, Goethe Institute, Dublin, 2010; Fragile, Le Carre Bonnat, Musee Bonnat, France, 2009.
Awards include: Arts Council Travel & Training Bursary 2015, Arts Council Projects Award, 2012; Arts Council Visual Artist Bursary, 2006, 2007, 2010; Donegal County Council Artist Bursary, 2005, 2006, 2013; Open EV+A Award, Limerick City Gallery of Art, 2005; Arts Humanities Research Board, 2003-2005.
This year John Beattie was artist in residence at apexart New York. Apexart's New York City Fellowship program is focused on cultural exchange and new experiences, providing an intense, explorative journey into New York. The awarded Fellowship was nominated by Gavin Murphy, Pallas Projects Director, Dublin. The Fellowship was also supported by The Arts Council Travel & Training Bursary and Fire Station Artists’ Studios.