Mandy O’Neill is a Dublin based photographer. She has an MA in Public Culture Studies from IADT and a BA in Photography from the DIT School of Media. She has been a guest lecturer at the National College of Art and Design and Griffith College Dublin.
She has received support from the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland and her work was selected for New Irish Works 2013 and 2016. Her project Promise has been shortlisted twice, in 2014 and 2015 for the Hennessy Portrait Prize. She was also selected for the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards in 2012 and 2014.
Mandy has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, and her work is held in both public and private collections. Most recently she has exhibited at the National Gallery of Ireland, RHA Dublin, VISUAL Center for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Centre Cultural Irelandais, Paris, and Draoicht Gallery, Blanchardstown.
2017 Nasty Women, Pallas Projects, The Coombe, Dublin 8
2017 Installation of ‘Promise’ project at Gaelscoil Bharra, Cabra - new school opening, with President Michael D Higgins
2017 ‘Shedders’, community exhibition of work created in collaboration with the Cabra Mens Shed, Cabra Community and Sports Center
SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 ‘Promise’, with photographer Daragh Soden at The Library Project, Dublin 2. In association with PhotoIreland Festival this was also the launch of a small monograph of the ‘Promise’ project.
2014 ‘Promise’ - 'Work in Progress' PhotoIreland Festival
2009-2010. ‘Exhale’. Alliance Francaise, Kildare St, Dublin 2
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 ‘School Portraits’, Draoicht Gallery Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
2017 New Irish WorksPlural 17 – International Center of Photography and Cinema, Madrid
2016 New Irish Works , PhotoEspana
2016 New Irish Works at Center Culturel Irlandais, Paris - as part of Paris Photo 2016
2016 New Irish Works, Library Project Dublin 2
2016 Eigse Arts Festival, Visual Center for Contemporary Art, Carlow
2016 Landskrona Festival, Sweden
2016 RHA Annual Show Dublin
2015-2016 Hennessy Portrait Prize’ National Gallery of Ireland.
2015 Eigse Arts Festival, Visual Center for Contemporary Art, Carlow
2015 PhotoIreland Festival, 'Kindofliketelephone' Artbox, Dublin
2015 'Greetings from Ireland' PhotoIreland Festival
2015 RHA Annual Show, Dublin
2014-2015 Shortlisted for‘Hennessy Portrait Prize’ National Gallery of Ireland.
2014 ‘Greetings from Ireland’ The Library Project in association with PhotoIreland Festival.
2014 'Promise' PhotoIreland Festival
2014 'Kindofliketelephone' Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2013 'New Irish Works' - Paris Photo
2013 'New Irish Works' - Unseen Photography Festival Amsterdam
2013 'New Irish Works' - London Irish Centre
2013 'New Irish Works' - PhotoIreland Festival 2013 - TACTIC Cork
2013 Belfast Photography Festival
2012 'Interchange' - Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2012 ‘Family Dynamics’ Kat Keirnan Gallery, Virginia, US
2011 Royal Anthropology Institute London.
2010 PhotoIreland Festival. ‘The thing that bruises you’
2009 Rua Red, Dublin.
2009 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Show 2009
2008 Gallery of Photography 30 Contemporary Collection
2008 ‘After All’. Sligo Art Gallery in association with Hugh Lane Gallery.
2008 European Month of Photography. Irish Embassy, Berlin. ‘Ireland
An Insiders View’ - in assoc with Gallery of Photography
2008 Les Rencontres d’Arles. France. ‘Ireland, An Insiders View’ - in assoc with Gallery of Photography
2007 IONTAS Sligo Art Gallery
2006 Peacock Theatre ‘Young Contemporaries at the Peacock’. 2006
2006 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Show
2006 Pale Space Gallery, Thomas St Dublin 8
2005 National Photographic Archive, Dublin 2
2004 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Show
2017 'Practice and Process' National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2016 'The Art of Photography' The Darkroom, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
2016 'Evolution of a Project' Griffith College BA in Photography
2016 'Evolution of a Practice/Project)' National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2015 RHA Annual show - The Art of Photography with Amelia Stein
2013 'Process and Practice Development' - Crawford College of Art, Cork
2012 'Exhale' - Center for Emerging Visual Artists - Philadelphia, US
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2016 Bank of Ireland Student of the year award
2015 Hennessy Portrait Award - Finalist
2014 Hennessy Portrait Award – Finalist
2014 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Finalist
2012 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (3rd Edition) Finalist
2012 Culture Ireland Grant
2007 Visual Arts Bursary (Arts Council)
2005 Primary Colour Award for Best Use of Contemporary
DIT Faculty of Arts Collection and various private collectors.
2017 Central Bank of Ireland Art Commission - curator Valerie Connor
PUBLICATIONS, FEATURES AND TV
2016 Jeune Magazine - Central St Martins Student Publication (Youthreach Project)
2016 Cada Dia un Fotografo, Spain (Promise)
2016 Clavoardiendo Magazine, Spain (Promise)
2015 Sunday Times Culture Magazine - Review Hennessy Portrait Prize 2015
2015 Phosmag (Exhale)
2014 RTE2, The Works, (Hennessy Portrait Prize)
2014 RTE, 6 One News (Hennessy Portrait Prize)
2014 Vulgo (Promise)
2014 National Gallery of Ireland website (Hennessy Portrait Prize)
2014 PhotoMonitor (Feature – Promise)
2014 Metro Herald (Hennessy Portrait Prize)
2014 Sunday Times Magazine (Hennessy Portrait Prize)
2014 Northside People Newspaper (Promise)
2014 Dundrum Gazette Newspaper (Promise)
2013 Independent Newspaper Magazine (Feature - New Irish Works)
2013 Totally Dublin Magazine (feature New Irish Works)
2013 New Irish Works (Book)
2012 Prism Photography Magazine issue 3 (Every Second Friday)
2012 Super Massive Black Hole Magazine (Tradition Keepers and Delight Makers)
2012 Family Dynamics catalogue published by Blurb (Every Second Friday)
2011 F-Stop Magazine. Issue No. 48. (Every Second Friday)
2009 Sunday Tribune. (Exhale)