Gerry O’Mahony is a graduate of LSAD Limerick. He has lived in Ireland, Israel and Malawi. He was a member of one of Limerick’s first artist collectives (All + 10 sorts) and exhibited at length with the group. His first solo exhibition was in the Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, and subsequently he has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. His work is in private and public collections in Ireland and abroad, including Limerick County and City Councils, Government buildings, Dublin, and Berlay mont Building, Brussels.
He had a solo show ‘Keepers of Silence at Draiocht, Blanchardstown Art Centre, Dublin in 2015, ‘Changing Shadows’ at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, in June 2016 and with Vivienne Bogan in the Kilkenny Fringe Festival at The Good Earth 2017. He had two shows in 2018, ‘Paradigm 1, Gallery Interlude Limerick and ‘Paradigm 11, Friars Gate, Kilmallock in November. In April 2019 he had an exhibition in the CBI1 Gallery Limerick.
Gerry was awarded the 2022 Tyrone Guthrie Bursary from Clare County Council.
O’Mahony lives in County Clare, was a member of Contact Studios, Limerick, from 2005 until 2019. He has been part of James’s St., Studios, Limerick, since January 2018.
A graduate of Limerick School of Art & Design, O’Mahony employs a vocabulary of symbols and characters in work which distorts the line between painting and drawing. His pieces explore the power of words to produce a positive or negative response. The work though not allegorical, flows between the visible and the concealed, the effervescent and the obscure. He works in series, often on a number of paintings at a time, shifting back and forth between various pieces to create a body of work.