Biography

Tom Phelan at work

Education

1982-1989: Blackrock College, Dublin (Intermediate Certificate, Leaving Certificate)
1989-1992: Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, Dublin (National Diploma of Fine Art in Printmaking and Sculpture)
1997-1998: Il Bisonte, International School of Graphic Art, Florence, Italy (Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking, awarded scholarship)

Employment Experience

1990 to date: Freelance printmaker and painter
06/2007 to date: Freelance master printmaker
01/2004-06/2007: Dublin Graphic Studio manager and master printmaker
1996 to date: Technician and editioning printmaker for visiting artists
1994 to date: Keyholder of Dublin Graphic Studio
1992 to date: Member of Dublin Graphic Studio

Awards

One of nine international awards by S.D. Aerospace Design, Tokyo, Japan for "Il Bisonte", International School of Graphic Art, Florence, Italy (1997-1998)

Residency Award for Artist Studios at Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, County Kerry, Ireland (2006)

Editioned and worked with artists including

A. R. Penck
Patrick Scott RHA
Barry Flanagan
Hughie O’Donoghue RA
Christopher Le Brun RA
Michael Farrell
John Latham
Tony O’Malley
Barbara Rae RA
Michael Cullen
Louis Le Brocquy RHA
Felim Egan
William Crozier HRHA
Gwen O’Dowd

Additional Employment Experience

Commissioned mural works in Dublin for:
Projects Arts Centre, Temple Bar (1996)
Comet Records, Temple Bar (1996)
Team Theatre Company (1995)

Manor Street / Stoney Batter Youth Group Association, Dublin (08/90):
Art and mural work with underprivileged inner-city children

Montessori School, Dublin (09/89 - 02/90):
(teaching art to children aged 4-6)

Work in collections:

Irish Embassy, Vienna
National Gallery of Ireland
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
Irish Board of Works (Collection for Irish state buildings)
Contemporary Irish Art Society
S.D. Space Design Japan
Iona Technologies, Dublin