The RHA is delighted to announce Eithne Jordan RHA as the 2016 / 2017 Tony O’Malley artist in residence.

Eithne Jordan was born in Dublin where she studied at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology from 1972-76. She was awarded a DAAD scholarship in 1984 to study at the Hochschule der Künste in West Berlin, where she subsequently lived for several years. Since 1990 she has worked between Languedoc in the south of France and Ireland. This has been interspersed with residencies – including a three month residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris in 2005, and a six month residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2009 – and other work-travel experiences which have provided research material for her paintings. Her work in recent years focuses on the contemporary city, looking at places such as Paris, Rotterdam, Madrid, Vienna, and most recently Dublin. A member of Aosdana and the Royal Hibernian Acadmy, she is one of Ireland’s leading figurative painters.

Eithne Jordan has exhibited extensively in Ireland and in Europe.

Solo shows include Street, at the RHA, Dublin, 2012; En Route, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, 2012; Small worlds, at THE MAC, Belfast, 2012; Street Stills at ASSAB ONE, Milan, 2011; Night in a City, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, 2010; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, 2007; West Cork Arts Centre, 2007; The Dock, Carrick-on Shannon, 2007; Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, 2007; City, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, 2007; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, 2007. She showed a major review of her paintings in the Centre Culturel Joel-Le-Theule, Sablé- sur-Sarthe, France, in 2001, and also Paintings 1990-98 at the Model Arts centre, Sligo, 1998.

Forthcoming solo exhibitions are: Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, 2017, and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 2017.


Image: Eithne Jordan, Museum III, oil on linen, 60 x 80 cm, 2015.