Project Description


Born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland in 1943, Graham attended the National College of Art and Design (1959-1963). Graham has long been considered ‘Ireland’s finest draughtsman’ and a genuine ‘artist’s artist’, but these much abused terms – though undoubtedly apt in relation to Graham – do not capture the truly powerful nature of his work. Graham’s paintings and drawings are a magnificent and unique balancing act of strength and fragility.

“Patrick Graham’s paintings are masterpieces… on a grand physical, emotional and intellectual scale… they are among the most complicated, salient reflections on modern existence that have been made in the last decade.”Donald Kuspit


Selected Exhibitions

  • 2020 Interitus, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2018 Peripheries (with Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Eddie Kennedy), dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
  • 2018 Basil Blackshaw / Patrick Graham / Michael Warren, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2016 Lullaby, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2016 Patrick Graham, Luan Gallery, Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • 2013 Half Light, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2013 Re/Turn, 30th Anniversary Exhibition, TBG S, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2009 The Quick and the Dead (with Patrick Hall, Timothy Hawkesworth, Brian Maguire), Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland
  • 2008 Footfalls (with Michael Warren), Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
  • 2008 Other Men’s Flowers, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
  • 2004 Inaugural, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
  • 2003 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 2002 The Paradise, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin
  • 2002 Looking Back to Now: A Retrospective and Contemporary Work, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, USA