Marie Connole is a Clare Artist and Teacher whose research-based art explores folklore, history and storytelling.
Qualifications include an MFA in Fine Art (NUIG/BCA), a Higher Diploma in Art for Art and Design Teachers (LSAD) and a double BA in History of Art and Fine Art (NCAD).
Solo exhibitions include the Irish Arts Center New York (2017), Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery (2018) and NUI Art Gallery Galway (2016).
Group events include Eva International Limerick (2012), Tulca (2010) and Kinsale Arts Festival (2013), curated by Patrick T. Murphy, RHA Director.
In 2011 she curated Rianta, a GUAC Arts Event in public spaces throughout Ennis.
Connole has published the books ‘From Clare to Zambia’ with Tubber/Boston Women’s Art Group (2012), ‘Cherishing the Children’ with St. Flannan’s N.S. and the artist book ‘Opening the Portal’ (2018).
She has created a public mosaic artwork with the West Clare Resource Centre (2013) and a stained glass project with Gaelcholáiste an Chláir for NAPD Creative Engagement (2018).
Accolades include the Decade of Centenaries Award (2021), Creative Ireland Project Award (2021) and MFA Bursary from Clare County Arts Office (2005, 2006).
Her work has been purchased by NUIG, AXA Insurance, Wesley College Dublin and John O’Donoghue (Poet).