Dr Andrew Folan


Head of Fine Print

Scientific, architectural and medical collaborations & commissions

2008    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.                

Production of a series of digital images using MRI and CT scanning for the Imaging Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast.

2005     Mater and Children's Hospital Development, Dublin.

Production of a laser-cut steel sculptural installation Mater Hospital, Dublin.

2003    Haematology collaboration.   

Collaboration with artist Patrick Ireland (Brian O' Doherty) and Dr. Sean McCann, Professor of Haematology at James Hospital, Dublin, in the production of an artwork refrencing to the study of haematology.

1997    Genetics project.

Collaboration with Doctor Ross McManus, Trinity College Medical School, in the production of a genetic portrait.

1996    Countdown 2000 proposal.

Collaboration with Professor Denis O' Sullivan, School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin and architect John Keogan (HKR Architects) in the submission of a proposal for Countdown 2000. A proposed digital clock / atomic time transmitter and public monument to celebrate the new millennium.

1994    Temple Bar Properties commission.

Collaboration with architect Valerie Mulvin, (McCullough and Mulvin) in the production of a main entrance door / sculpture for Black Church Studio, Temple Bar, Dublin.

1991      RIAI / SSI collaboration.

The Pillar Project, a collaboration between architects and sculptors (Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland / Sculptors Society of Ireland) to make proposals for the Nelson's Pillar site in O'Connell Street, Dublin.

Collaborative art and design projects  & commissions

2003       Digital Surface Within Fine Art Practice.

A collaborative project under Culture 2000. The National College of
Art and Design, Dublin, The University of Art and Design, Helsinki and The London  Institute.

2001        Wardrobes.

Installation and performance collaboration.  Project Arts Centre, Dublin
and U Man Zoo, Wales.

2001         Gandon Project

Shortlisted to produce a series of etchings of Dublin after the series by James
Gandon. Office of Public Works, Dublin.

2000         Leabhar Mor na Gaelige

Irish and Scottish poet's and artist's collaboration. Publication and touring
exhibition. Artworking Dublin and Gaelic Arts Agency Scotland.           

1992      Irish Currency Design.

Shortlisted to design the series of new Irish bank notes. Central Bank of Ireland,

1992       Artfolio

Artists group publication. Green on Red Gallery, Dublin

1990     The Great Book of Ireland

A contemporary recreation of the Book of Kells. Clashganna Trust and Poetry

Exhibitions  1992 - 2011

  • 2011       Appertures and Anxieties, RHA Gallery, Dublin.
  • 2011       Myles From Illustration, University of Vienna, Austria.
  • 2011       Surrealism in Irish Art, FE Mac William Centre, NI
  • 2011       Allied Irish Bank Collection, Visual, Carlow.
  • 2009       Impact University for the Arts, Bristol UK.
  • 2008       10,000 to 50 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
  • 2005       Machinista (www.machinista.org) Online exhibition.
  • 2004       Impressions  Galway Arts Centre, Galway.
  • 2003       Dead Bodies  Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France.
  • 2003       Black Church Studio, National Arts Club, New York, USA.
  • 2002       Digital Prints (solo) Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo.
  • 2002       Stray Light  (solo) Ashford Gallery, RHA, Dublin.
  • 2002       Holy Show, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (touring).
  • 2002       Leabhar Mor na Gaelige, Scottish and Irish touring exhibition.
  • 2001      Arterial Ink. (solo) Ards Arts Center, Newtownards, Co. Antrim. NI
  • 2001      Print.ie Original Print Gallery, Dublin. IRL
  • 2001      A Focus on Drawing, Crawford Gallery, Cork. IRL
  • 2001      John Kindness and Andrew Folan, London Print Studio Gallery,
  • 2001      Impressions Franco-Irlandais. Cite International des Arts, Paris.
  • 2001      Art and Architecture.  Graphic Hus, Marifred, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2000       Arterial Ink, (solo) Ashford Gallery, RHA, Dublin.
  • 2000       Arterial Ink,  (solo) Triskel Arts Centre, Cork..
  • 2000       Emperor's Wardrobe, O.P.G. Dublin and Butler Gallery, Kilkenny.
  • 1994       Disasters of War Black Church Studio Dublin.
  • 1993       Print Portraits  Original Print Gallery, Dublin.
  • 1992      Grafica Creativia Jyvaeslylae Art Museum, Jyvaeslylae, Finland.
  • 1992      Crawford Open 3, Crawford Gallery, Cork.


  • 2003      Profile 17 Andrew Folan  Gandon Editions.  Essay by Paul OBrien, Interview and introduction by  Patrick T. Murphy.
  • 2002     Arterial Ink   Ashford Gallery.  Essay by Gerry Walker.
  • 1997    The Works Series Andrew Folan Gandon Editions, interview and introduction  by Joan Fowler.

Bibliography / web

  • 2005     Rapport Norwegian Print Council newsletter. In conversation with Andrew Folan by Elizabeth Schonesby.
  • 2005     Artists of the old school, Cristiin Leach Sunday Times, 12th June.
  • 2003     Printmaking Today, Summer 03 (Angela Poole).
  • 2003     www.andrewfolan.com  launch of artist's personal web site.
  • 2002      Sunday Times 28/04/02 (Catherine Daly).
  • 2001     Anois  Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Interview with Declan Long.
  • 2000     Irish Times 01/05/02 (Aidan Dunne).

Conferences / seminars (Peer reviewed)

  • 2009   ISEA  The 15th International Symposium  on Electronic Art, University of Ulster, Belfast,  N. Ireland.
  • 2008   Creative Boundaries in 3D Digital Technologies ,  Centre for Fine Print Research,  UWE, Bristol, UK.
  • 2009    Impact 6:  International Multidisciplinary Print Conference,   University of Western England, Bristol, UK.
  • 2007    Impact 5: Slices of Time, International Multidisciplinary Print Conference, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • 2005    Impact 4:  International Multidisciplinary Print Conference,  Poznan -  Berlin.

Contact Dr Andrew Folan