Olivier Cornet Gallery

3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland


087 288 7261

Tues to Friday: 11am - 6pm (8pm on Thurs)
Sat & Sun: 12 noon - 5pm

Miriam McConnon

Dublin-born Miriam McConnon immerses herself in other people’s lives. She takes an intense interest in individual stories. Her recent paintings and drawings describe people and their lives using everyday objects.

By carefully painting these objects from the everyday life of people around her, she attempts to illuminate a trace or sometimes an idea of what each person once was, the personal effects that outlive them such as a row of old dresses, a wall of cups, stacks of plates, a letter, a ballet shoe.

The figure is absent in Miriam’s paintings giving these objects priority on the canvas, in doing so Miriam attempts to archive the objects and preserve the stories that they carry with them, revealing a glimpse at a life and a story in time. Miriam uses these individual mythologies to relate the relentless march of time.


1999-2000 Post-Graduate Diploma Fine Art, Cyprus College of Art, Lemba, Cyprus
1995-1999 BA in Fine Art Painting, N.C.A.D., Dublin

Solo Exhibitions
2017 October, 'In Life's Pocket', solo show at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin
2016 'Domestic Landscapes', Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2014 'Threads in Time', Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2012 'My Mackintosh box', Talbot Gallery, Dublin
2012 'The Persistence of Memory', Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2011 'Traces of a life - Recent drawings', Rouan Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus
2010 'Voices from the Catacombs', Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2008 'Silent Innocence', Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2008 'Recent Work', The Lemon Street Gallery, Dublin

Two-Person Exhibitions
2017 March-April: 'Silent Stories': two-person exhibition with Eoin Mac Lochlainn,
curated by Olivier Cornet Gallery, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
2007 'Recent Paintings', The Lemon Street Gallery, Dublin
2006 'Recent Work', The Lemon Street Gallery, Dublin
2003 'Emerging Artists', Art Select, Dublin

Group Exhibitions
2016 ‘Elevation’, group show presented at Vue Art Fair Dublin with the Olivier Cornet Gallery
'Effleurements', group show, Olivier Cornet Gallery
2014/2015 '6th Beijing Biennale' Beijing, China
'RHA Annual Exhibition', R.H.A., Dublin
'Claremorris Open', Claremorris, Mayo
'IX Biennale of drawing', Pilsen, Czech Republic
2012 'International drawing biennale', Wroclaw, Poland
'VIII Biennale of drawing, Pilsen, Czech Republic
'5th Beijing Biennale', Beijing, China
'The Art of Denial', Haroupomilos Art space, Paphos, Cyprus
2010 '50 years of Cypriot creativity', Nicosia, Cyprus
2007 'Group Show', Riverside Studios, London, England
'Christmas show', Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2006 'Time Line', Bank of Ireland, Dublin
2005 'Summer show', Cross Gallery, Dublin
'Drawing Exhibition', Piers Feetham Gallery, London, England
2004 'Christmas show', Piers Feetham Gallery, London, England
'Summer show', Cross Gallery, Dublin
'Group show', Barbara Stanley Gallery, London, England
2003 'Three Person Show', Cross Gallery, Dublin
'Group show', Piers Feetham Gallery, London, England
'Christmas show', Cross Gallery, Dublin
2002 'Group show', Berkley Gallery, Grennan Mill, Kilkenny
'Christmas show', Art Select Gallery, Dublin
2000 'Off the wall', Lobby Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
1999 'Fine Art Degree Show', RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
1998 'Absolute Secret', RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin

Public Commissions
2013 'The Touring Tama', Merrion Square, Dublin. Commission for the presidency of the EU 2013
2012 'The Megalo Tama, outdoor installation in Paphos, Cyprus, Commission for the presidency
of the EU 2012

2011 'Painters award, 3500 euro bursary', Cypria Maniera, Troodos, Cyprus

Public Collections
Central Bank, Nicosia, Cyprus; Electricity Supply Board (AIK), Nicosia, Cyprus; Municipal Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus; Municipal Art Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus; Barclays Bank, Ireland; O.P.W., Ireland; Wesley College, Dublin; RTE Television Network, Ireland; Our Lady's Hospice, Dublin

Private collections in Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Cyprus, UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Australia, South Africa, Greece, Belgium and the USA.

The artist currently lives and works in Cyprus.

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