TONY O’MALLEY RESIDENT, 2019/2020
The RHA & RHA School are delighted to announce Atsushi Kaga as the recipient of the Tony O’Malley Residency 2019 / 2020. Atsushi Kaga received His B.A. from NCAD in 2005. Kaga employs images that represent his own cultural background, namely Japanese comic. He combines it with art historical references and themes to create paintings, sculptures and animations. By illustrating little tales, he speaks of the mythologies of everyday life, revealing existential situations, human vulnerability and weakness. His work expresses a profound sense of alienation, solitude and humour. Kaga has completed numerous residency programmes including ISCP, New York, Location One, New York, and IMMA. His work is in public and private collections including the Arts Council of Ireland and Pigozzi Collection. He is represented by Mother’s Tankstation Limited, Dublin, and Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo.
TONY O’MALLEY RESIDENT, 2020/2021
Róisín O’Sullivan has been awarded the 2021 Tony O’Malley Residency in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Róisín will begin this residency at the end of February 2021.
2018: Oscar Fouz Lopez
2017: Stephanie Deady
2016: Eithne Jordan RHA
2015: Paraic Leahy
2015: David Quinn
2014: Mollie Douthit
2014: Kevin Miller
2013: Ramon Kassam
2012: Gavin Murphy
2011: Magnhild Opdol
Image: Atsushi Kaga, Melancholia with Food, Acrylic on board, 53 x 42 cm, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist and Mother’s Tankstation Limited.