Geraldine O’Reilly is a graduate of NCAD with an honours degree in Painting. In 1989 she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to New York City. In 2004 she was elected to Aosdana. Her art is held is many public and private collections such as The National Gallery of Ireland, The Chester Beatty Museum and Library, The University of Tasmania, The McMullen Museum, Boston College, USA, The Great Famine Museum at Quinniapiac Museum, Connectitcut, USA and the Office of Public Works. She has a number ofartist residencies such as at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, The McDowell Colony, New Hampshire, USA and the University of Tasmania, Australia.
She has had many solo exhibitions of her artwork and participated in many group exhibitions both at home and abroad. She is a former board member and Chairperson of Graphic Studio Dublin. O’Reilly works in the medium of Painting, drawing and printmaking.
Area of expertise
O’Reilly has worked as a visual artist for over 30 years as well as working as a lecturer in painting at NCAD, art tutor at Ballyfermot College of further Education and drawing tutor at Athlone IT. She has also initiated many workshops over for years working for groups as diverse as senior citizens, children and most recently with people in direct provision.
O’Reilly has taught master classes at the RHA and drawing from the collection for national Gallery of Ireland. In recent years she has curated exhibitions for teh Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portaoise and teh Birr Arts and Vintage Festival. She has initiated exhibitions for the Graphic Studio Printmaking Workshop most notably ‘Art into Art, A living response to past masters’ at the National Gallery of Ireland and ‘The Winter island’ at the Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris, France. She is on Dublin City Council Artist Panel and devised childrens workshops for the ‘Art in Libraries’ series