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Galway International Arts Festival

126 Artist-Run Gallery in partnership with Galway International Arts Festival are proud to present  What the Plants Know Featuring Artists Cecilia Danell and Katerina GribkoffCurated by Naoise Sheridan  Opening Reception: Saturday July 14th 3pmRuns from 14th – 28th July Open daily 12-6 What the Plants Know is an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and textile work that uses an […]

Merrion Plinth Award 2024

I’m thrilled to be the winner of the Merrion Plinth Award 2024 from The Merrion Hotel, Dublin with a painting made on my recent residency at Áras Éanna Arts Centre on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands. I was at a reception in the hotel on the 27th June where the winner was announced. Huge thank you […]

Artworks 2024 Prize at VISUAL

I was happy to be selected for this year’s Artworks 2024 ‘Behind the Curtain’ at VISUAL Carlow as part of Carlow Arts Festival. The exhibition, which runs until the 25th August, is shown alongside a solo show by Ulla von Brandenburg, who was also on the selection panel. The opening took place on the 6th […]

Interface Inagh residency

I’m currently on a week’s joint residency at Interface Inagh in Connemara with writer Michaele Cutaya. We’re here alongside the Woodland Symposium group, who convene on Interface for two weeks each year to reflect on the planned transformation of the on-site area of Sitka spruce to native woodland and how it’s progressing. We’ve been on […]

Cecilia Danell at Dunamaise Arts Centre

Kevin Kavanagh presents Cecilia Danell at Dunamaise Arts Centre. Exhibition runs from 22nd March to 27th April 2024. Official opening reception on Friday 22nd March 2024, from 6pm onwards. Free to attend, all are welcome. To mark the 25th Anniversary of the Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise Co. Laois, Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present […]

Áras Éanna Residency

I’m artist in residence at Áras Éanna Arts Centre on Inis Oirr, Aran Islands. I’ve been here since last Sunday the 3rd March and will be here until the 29th March. I am working out of a studio looking north-west across the sea and the middle island, Inis Meáin. I love going for walks in […]

Monson Arts Residency

I am currently on residency at Monson Arts, Maine USA. I got here on the 22nd January and will be here until the 15th February. It’s a great little town on the edge of the Appalachian trail wilderness and I’m here together with four other visual artists and five writers. Great food, company, scenery, plenty […]

Visual Artists’ News Sheet

My tufted rug ‘The Primeval Sunset’ made it onto the cover of the January – February issue of the Visual Artists Ireland News Sheet, which I’m delighted about. The exhibition ‘Following Threads’, which ran at Crawford art Gallery, Cork until the 28th January, is reviewed in the critique section. It can be found on the […]

Following Threads – Crawford Art Gallery

I’m very happy to be showing my two large tufted rugs ‘The Moss Theatre’ and ‘The Primeval Sunset’ in this exhibition of textile-based works at Crawford Art Gallery. Public opening: Friday 8 September from 5pm Exhibition dates: 9 September 2023 – 28 January 2024 Textile based artworks have been a growing presence in art galleries over […]

Landscape and Environment in Contemporary Irish Art

I’m really delighted to have my work included in this new survey publication on Irish artists dealing with landscape and environment in their work by Dr Yvonne Scott, Trinity College, Dublin. It’s a great read that serves to describe and contextualise around 100 art practices. I’m thrilled to be in such great company. Published by […]

Residency and Bursary

Myself and writer/critic Michaele Cutaya were recently awarded a 1 month joint residency at Interface Inagh, Connemara in 2024. For the residency we will be focusing on the local forest rewilding project and how it ties in with our own interest in landscape and ideas around superficiality, rewilding, the need for describing and noticing the […]

Recent Acquisitions – Ballinglen Museum of Art

‘Into the Woods’ oil and acrylic on canvas, 140 x 110 cm, 2021. I spent November 2021 on an Invited Fellowship residency at Ballinglen Arts Foundation, north Mayo where I painter the landscape of the nearby glen. The above painting of the entrance into the sitka forest growing on the slope joined the Ballinglen Museum […]

Imeall – TG4 TV

I was featured on ‘Imeall’ TG4’s bilingual arts series earlier this week. Episode 7 aired on the 31st October and 1st November 2022. My segment can be watched back on Youtube above and the full series is currently available on the TG4 player. It is produced by Red Shoe Productions who visited my studio last […]

Brush Lightly Through Fireweed Forests – Kevin Kavanagh (solo)

Cecilia Danell – Brush Lightly Through Fireweed Forests 8th September – 1st October Reception Thursday 8th September at 6 pm Cecilia Danell’s exhibition Brush Lightly Through Fireweed Forests encompasses large, hand-tufted rugs and paintings inspired by her own encounters with the landscape of the area in Sweden where she grew up. In her process based practice, research into landscape and […]

The Glucksman acquires ‘The Canopy Bearer’ for the UCC Art Collection

I’m delighted to announce that my painting ‘The Canopy Bearer’ has been acquired by The Glucksman for the University College Cork Art Collection. It was exhibited in ‘Parklife: Biodiversity in Contemporary Art’ at the gallery earlier this year, and has now found a permanent home as part of the UCC collection. Administered and cared for […]

GENERATION 2022: Butler Gallery

I’m delighted to be featured in this painting exhibition at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny. The opening takes place 5-7pm on the 23rd April. The exhibition runs until the 10th July. Butler Gallery is pleased to present GENERATION2022: New Irish Painting, a celebration of painting and of painters at work in Ireland today. The exhibition is curated by Butler […]

Parklife – The Glucksman

Parklife: Biodiversity in Contemporary Irish Art 8th April – 10th July 2022. The Glucksman, Cork, Ireland. Amber Broughton, Miriam de Búrca, Kari Cahill, Michael Canning, Cecilia Danell, Rachel Doolin, Gabhann Dunne, Martin Gale, Sean Hanrahan, Martin Healy, Peter Nash, Meadhbh O’Connor Curated by the Glucksman curatorial team: Fiona Kearney & Chris Clarke. Parklife presents the work of Irish artists who consider the biodiversity […]

RHA Hennessy Craig Award 2022

I’m really delighted to be the recipient of the 2022 Hennessy Craig Award for painting at the RHA, Dublin. The award exhibition, featuring 10 shortlisted painters, continues until the 27th March. “The Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts is delighted to announce that the Hennessy Craig Award 2022 has been awarded to Cecilia Danell. Bequest of […]

The Artist’s Well

The Artist’s Well is an hour long weekly programme live at 10am on Saturday mornings via Zoom and subsequently archived on The Artist’s Well YouTube Channel. It provides viewers with an insight into the lives, work spaces and work practices of Artists around the world in order to inspire and support each other. The Artist’s Well […]

A Strange Familiar Place – book

The opening of my exhibition at Burren College of Art on the 28th October also marked the launch of a publication on my work published by Kevin Kavanagh. The 48 page hardcover publication is designed by Peter Prendergast with a text by Cristín Leach and acts as a summary of my work of the past […]

Mise en scène – Cecilia Danell and Eamon O’Kane

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris 17th September – 31st October 2021 Centre Culturel Irlandais is delighted to present Mise en scène, a joint exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptural works by Swedish artist Cecilia Danell, who is based in Ireland, and Denmark-based Irish artist Eamon O’Kane. Both explore encounters with landscape. Their approaches upend romantic notions […]

Swab Barcelona Art Fair 1st – 15th October 2020

Kevin Kavanagh presents Cecilia Danell, Diana Copperwhite and Vanessa Donoso-Lopez. Swab Virtual Edition 2020 The protection of Swab participants is our top priority, and therefore, exploring formats and ways to respond to the new reality, we proudly present an exclusively digital edition. Swab has created a 3D virtual environment through which visitors can walk […]