C.V.

 
  Education  
 

1979 Graduate in Fine Art, IADT (Institute of Art Design & Technology), Dunlaoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

   

Selected Exhibitions  
2015 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin (Invited Artist).
2014 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin (Invited Artist).
2012 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin.
2012 Boyle Arts Exhibition, Co. Roscommon.
2010 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin.
2009 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin.
2009 Boyle Arts Festival Exhibition, Co. Roscommon.
2008 Two Person Exhibition,  Hallward Gallery, Dublin.
  2008 Boyle Arts Festival Exhibition, Co. Roscommon.
  2005-2007 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin.
  2005-2009 The Hallward, Dublin.
  2005 Mermaid Art Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
  2001-2002 Solo Exhibition, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin.
  2000 Temple Bar Gallery & Studios; Touring Show (Office of Public Works) OPW Collection.
  2000 Taylor Gallery, Dublin – Summer Show.
  1999 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin.
  1998 West Cork Arts Centre, Co. Cork – Nine Painter Show, curated by Charles Tyrell.

 

1997 Solo Exhibition, Jo Rain Gallery, Dublin.
1997 Group Show, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium.
1995 Guinness Hop Store, Dublin; Oireachtas Exhibition.
1995 Claremorris Award Winners Exhibition, Co. Mayo.
1995 Solo Exhibition, Pantheon Gallery, Dublin; Guinness Hop Store, Dublin.
1995 Oireachtas Exhibition, Dublin.
     
  Awards  
  2004 Fellowship, The Ballinglen Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.
  2000 Arts Council of Ireland Publications Grant.
  1997 Arts Council of Ireland Studio Grant.
  1981 Claremorris Open Art Exhibition, Professional Painters Prize (1st Place).
     

 

Collections  
Private Collections Ireland, U.S.A., France, Germany, Italy and U.K.
Public Collections Office of Public Works, Dublin; Classic Hits 98FM; ESAT Telecom and Communicorps Dublin.
   
Publications  
2007 Buyers Guide to Irish Art.
2002 Irish Arts Review Yearbook.
  2001 ‘After Babel’ Exhibition Catalogue; Temple Bar Gallery & Studio Members Catalogue.
  2000 OPW Exhibition Catalogue.
 

 

Reviews

 
  The Irish Times, Aidan Dunne, 29th of July 2009, Boyle Art Exhibition:

'If you are a fan of painting, there is a lot of good stuff in Boyle... Many artists show outstanding pieces - David Crone, Marc Reilly, Jack Donovan and Pat Mac Allister included'.

Sunday Times Review, 7th of January, 2001, Catherine Daly. Review Solo Exhibition, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin:

In this show, the culmination of a four year collaboration, artist Pat Mac Allister and poet Mark Granier respond to the Biblical tale of the Tower of Babel. Mac Allister's interpretations are far from literal, however. Of the twelve oil paintings on show, only 'Shadow' and 'Lintel' feature a strong tower-like form. The other works explore the idea of the surface of the tower through richly applied paint that is often scraped away to reveal thick layers of rich but subdued colour. 'Traffic', one of the earliest works in the series, recalls the linguistic elements of the tale through the presence of calligraphic elements, while 'Flat Earth', an abstract landscape, seems to offer a bird's eye view from the Tower. The painstaking attention to texture and the layering of muted but atmospheric colours, dominated by blue-grey, gives these paintings the quality of contemporary frescoes with an intriguing history.

Exhibition '9 Paintings'. A selection by Charles Tyrrell  at the West Cork Arts Centre, July 1998.
(Including: Patrick Collins, Michael Cullen, Gerard Dillon, Ciaran Lennon, Pat Mac Allister, Nano Reid, Patrick Scott, Michael Sheehan and Charles Tyrrell).

Text written by Charles Tyrrell:
'The youngest painter here, Pat Mac Allister, is for me a natural. As an Art student in Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology in the late 1970's, when I taught there, Pat’s understanding, love, and total absorption in modern painting, impressed and inspired me and most importantly, like the others here, he really knows and trusts the stuff of paint'.

The Sunday Tribune, 6th of Febuary, 1994, Aidan Dunne. Review of my first solo show, Pantheon Gallery, Dublin.

'Pat Mac Allister's first one person exhibition at the Pantheon Gallery is a memorable one. His paintings are representational but made with great feeling for texture and a strong sense of abstract design. They have gritty involving surfaces. The work in this show covers a span of some three years or so, so there is quite a degree of variation. The most recent are brightly coloured blocky grid-like images inspired by his experiences on building sites. For most of the time, the sheer verve with which they are made wins out over the painter's inclination to pre-define them.

In fact this holds true of earlier work as well. His instincts are sound, and he should go with them - not to say that he doesn't, and what gives his best work its edge is that he is not afraid to take chances, to make paintings that break rules. He paints from his own immediate experience and surroundings: self portraits, views of the city, a mountainous landscape, an eerie nighttime procession. It's more than a promising debut: he delivers'.