Dr. Andrew Folan


Head of Fine Print
Dr. Andrew Folan

Academic Awards

2014  Ph.D.  National College of Art and Design, Dublin.  Fine Art - Media. Thesis title: Grasping the Untouchable - Fabricating New Realities at the Virtual - Actual Interface.
1981  H.D.F.A.   Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Postgraduate Print and Photography.
1979  A.N.C.A.D.  National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Undergraduate Printmaking.

 Lecturing / Assessing

Current Position: Head of Fine Art Print,  NCAD, Dublin.
Part-time Lecturer: Fine Art Print, N.C.A.D. Dublin, Ireland.1981-1992 
Full-time Lecturer: Fine Art Print, N.C.A.D. Dublin, Ireland.1992-present

Visiting Lecturer:  Kungliga Konsthogskolan Stockholm, Sweden. 1984
Visiting Lecturer:  University for the Arts, Camberwell, London. 2004
Visiting Lecturer:  Academy of Fine Arts Tallinn Estonia. 2010
Visiting Lecturer:  University of Ulster. 2010
Visiting Lecturer:  Faculdade de Belas Artes University of Porto,Portugal. 2014 

External Assessor B.A. Limerick School of Art and Design.1995-97
External Advisor B.A. Program Review, IADT Dunlaoghaire, Co Dublin. 2009
External Assessor M.F.A. Limerick School of Art and Design. 2012
External Assessor MFA Print University for the Arts, London 2017-
External Assessor MFA Book Arts University for the Arts, London 2017- 

Professional Affiliation / Membership 
Academic Staff Representative Member of An Bord, NCAD           2006-2009
Academic Staff Representative  Member of An Bord, NCAD          2009-2012
Program Board, RHA Gallery, Dublin.                                             2005-2008
Founding Director Black Church Print Studio, Temple Bar, Dublin.1991- 2000

Curator Out of Print Black Church Print studio, Dublin                      2016
Co-Curator for the Triennial of Graphic Art, Stockholm, Sweden.     2006                                                               
Co-curator Black Church Studio 25th Anniversary Exhibition.           2011
Curator The Emperor's Wardrobe, O.P.G. Dublin and Butler Gallery, Kilkenny.  2000
Curator Disasters of War, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin.            1994
Curator The Living Landscape, West Cork Arts Centre.                     1993
Curator / Organizer: European Large Format Printmaking, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin. 1991


Selected Exhibitions  1992 - 2014

2014       The Artist’s Eye, Hunt Museum, Limerick.
2013       Pure Print, University of Porto, Portugal.
2013       Morphogenesis, (solo exhibition) Cross Gallery, Dublin.
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.


Selected Publications

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.
1989     Contemporary Prints of the World, Kyoto Arts Centre, Japan

Selected 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      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).
1996     Circa Art Magazine Work in Process (Tanya Kiang)


Academic Conferences  (Peer reviewed)/ seminars 

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.
2008    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.

Public Lectures

Touching the Constructs of Dreams, School of Engineering, UCD. 2006-2009
Spanish Printmakers and their Legacy, Institute Cervantes,Embassy of Spain, Dublin. 2009-2012
Contemporary Printmaking in Ireland Irish Museum of Modern Art. 2005-2008
Foundations of Printmaking, Durer, Rembrandt and Goya. National Gallery of Ireland 1991-2000


Scientific / Architectural / Medical Collaborations & Commissions.

2014    Waterford University Hospital.
            Production of a series of lenticular artworks for the Cystic Fibrosis unit.
2011    Apertures and Anxieties.
 Collaborative research in conjunction with Trinity College School of Medicine.
2008    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.
Production of a series of digital artworks 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, facilitating artwork referencing haematology.
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. Design of a digital 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 an 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.

 2013      Irish Currency Design.
               Shortlisted to design a commemorative (James Joyce) coin. Central Bank of Ireland. 
 2003       Digital Surface Within Fine Art Practice. 
               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 / performance / collaboration.  Project Arts Centre, Dublin and U Man Zoo, Wales. 
 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.
 2000        Gandon Project
                  Shortlisted to produce a series of etchings of Dublin after the series by James Gandon. Office of Public Works, Dublin.
 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 Ireland.