Current Artists in Residence


The RHA School is delighted to announce the inaugural Stephen McKenna Fellow 2019, Kathy Tynan. The Stephen McKenna Fellowship  provides a subsidy to a RHA Studio artist each year. This fellowship was  generously established by the McKenna family in memory of Stephen McKenna PPRHA, past president of the Royal Hibernian Academy.

Kathy Tynan (b.1984) graduated from NCAD in 2008 with a BA in Fine Art Painting and in 2010 with an MA entitled Art in the Contemprary World. Tynan makes paintings which focus on details and particularities of everyday domestic and urban environments. She has exhibited widely both in Ireland and abroad. Recent solo and selected two person exhibitions include Atonal Supersound, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2017); Traversées du Marais, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2018) and Hands Laid On, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2016). Recent selected group shows include Trophy Hunters, Dada Post, Berlin (2018); Constellations, Kuvataide Academia, Helsinki (2018); Many Worlds, Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris (2017) and There Are Little Kingdoms, Mermaid Arts Centre, Co.Wicklow (2016). Recent speaking engagements include Competitive Tension,Green on Red, Dublin (2018); Painting As Material,RHA, Dublin (2017) and There’s a Ghost in my House, NCAD (2015). She has recently returned from a three month residency in Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and published her first book of paintings, Proud & Strong All Day Long.

Tynan is represented by Kevin Kavanagh Gallery.

Header page image: Kathy Tynan, Another Green World, oil on canvas, 50x40cm, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.


Eleanor McCaughey is an Irish artist living and working in Dublin. Eleanor has exhibited both nationally and internationally including TULCA 18, Galway, Galerie C.O.A, Montreal and the National Portrait Gallery London. She was awarded the Arts Council Ireland, Next Generation Award 18/19, and has been a recipient of the KM Evans Painting Prize from the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Conor Prize for a figurative work from the Royal Ulster Academy. Her work is represented in the OPW art collection and private collections in Ireland, Europe, the United States and Canada. Eleanor is currently working towards upcoming exhibitions in June 2019 at The Richard Heller Gallery, US and Platform Arts in Belfast.

Inset image: Eleanor McCaughey, 2018, Installation view of ‘Like Me’, curated by Sarah Searson. The Dock, Co. Leitrim. Photography by Steven Maybury.