Róisín O’Sullivan achieved an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London (2015) and a BA in Fine Art at CCAM, GMIT in Galway, Ireland (2011). Recent solo exhibitions include I See Skies at Triskel Arts Centre in Cork City (2022-2023), curated by Miguel Amado and Under a Crescent Moon at Rathfarnham Castle OPW in Dublin (2023). The artist has recently completed the prestigious twelve-month Tony O’Malley residency, administered by the Royal Hibernian Academy. She is a recipient of multiple awards by the Arts Council of Ireland including the Visual Arts Bursary 2022.
She has presented her work in exhibitions throughout Ireland and overseas with a recent group exhibition with Warbling Collective in Shoreditch, London, UK (2023).
O’Sullivan’s work is held in both private and public collections, including the Office of Public Works, Ireland.
Róisín O’Sullivan makes paintings that engage with the natural world. Her practice slips into abstraction through intuition within the studio process, where she explores themes and questions of surface, line, gesture, and repetition. She uses wood—including shop-bought, reclaimed, and found—as the basis of her works. She experiments with mark-making by applying and removing paint, carving and burning on or into this wood. Her pieces are purposefully small in scale, with the viewing experience—an intimate act—playing a significant part in their existence.