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Biography

Maeve O'Byrne is a graduate of Dun Laoghaire College of Art (Painting, Printmaking) now I.A.D.T. She is Irish based. In 1983 she was awarded the Sir Alfred Beit Award, for the most promising painter. During the 1980's and the 1990's she lived and painted in New York, San Francisco and Hawaii. Her Art was well received in California, and it was selling well. Maeve was involved in the Community Arts Movement, creating two very large Murals, and creating Annual exhibitions, both in solo and group shows. It was during a solo exhibition that Maeve was invited to move to Hawaii and produce a portfolio of 28 paintings, for 'Roys' in Honolulu. The exhibition was a great success and it was there that she began to work as a freelance textile designer of men's 'Aloha Shirts' working for 'Kahala' for a decade. Her shirts featured on local Hawaiian T.V. and newspapers.

Maeve at Van Gogh Exhibition

"I am currently living and working in Co. Wexford, I am a member of Visual Artists Ireland and of Artlinks. I am working on a collaborative children's book series with a textile designer. Our first book is nearly finished, so thats exciting."

Solo Exhibitions
  • Circa Design, Wexford
  • Cockleshell Gallery
  • Bodega Gallery, Cornmarket, Cork
  • Grapevine Arts Centre, Dublin
  • Roy's Art Gallery, Hawaii Kai, Hawaii
  • Pendragon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 101 Talbot, Dublin
Group Exhibitions
  • Van Gard Gallery, Macroom, Cork
  • Narrow Space Gallery, Clonmel
  • Kilcock Art Gallery
  • Cockleshell Gallery, Co. Wexford
  • Wexford Opera Festival, Rosslare
  • Riverrun Gallery, Dublin
Collections
  • Office of Public Works
  • Fitzers Café Group, Dublin
  • Brandon House Hotel, Wexford
  • Law Library, Dublin
  • Sumitomo Bank, San Francisco
Reviews and Interviews
  • Saturday Irish Times by Deirdre McQuillan
  • Ireland On Sunday by Jill Turner
  • New Ross Standard by Aisling Donnelly
  • Examiner Newspaper, Cork
  • Sunday Independent by Brigid McLaughlin
  • Sunday Tribune - Arts Review
  • Image Magazine - Dublin
  • Honolulu Star Newspaper
  • Honolulu Business Magazine
  • Sunday Business Post, Margaret Dunne
Private Collections

California, Hawaii, Japan, France, Mexico, Spain and Ireland

Commission and Private Collections
2021The Allen Family, Hawaii
2008RTE 'The Clinic'
2002Hook Lighthouse, Co. Wexford
1998Pauline Walley, Law Library, Dublin
1996David Murphy, Ireland
Declan Buckley, Ireland
Mr. Peter Waller, North Shore Resident, Hawaii
Ms. Jennifer Garvey, North Shore Resident, Hawaii
1995Dr Brent Shigeioka, Oahu Resident, Hawaii
Dillingham Estates in Mokuleia, Waimea Bay, Hawaii
Monta Koch, Hawaii
1993Frank Fitzpatrick, Fitzers Restaurant Group, Dublin, Ireland
Poolbeg Press, Swords, Dublin, Ireland
1991Tyrone Guturie Art Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan
Education
1980-1984Dun Laoighre School of Art and Design, Fine Art and Printing
Qualified with National Council of Education Awards
Diploma in Painting (with credit)
Awards
1990Tyrone Guturie Art Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan
6 week residential work
1991Painting Award, "celebration 750", Ennis Arts Festival
1986Norah McGuinness Award, Dublin, Ireland
1984Sir Alfred Beit Foundation Award, Dublin, Ireland
Art Employment - Graphics
1993-2004In House Fabric Designer for Kahala Aloha Wear, Honolulu, Hawaii
Design Feature for Cannes Film Festival, 1999, Men's Aloha Shirts
1992-1997Graphic Designer for Greeting/ Art Cards, Halewia, Hawaii
1991Designer for Fitzers Café, Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland
Maeve O'Byrne

Artist based in County Wexford.
Member of Visual Artists of Ireland.
Member of Artlinks.