Artists in the Collection

Dermot Seymour

Born 1956, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Born in Belfast in 1956, he studied at the University of Ulster, receiving an advanced diploma in art and design in 1981. His “social realist” approach towards Northern Irish politics frequently involves a juxtaposition of images within the Irish landscape, particularly livestock, and religious and military symbols. In 1998, he and painter Martin Gale each produced a series of landscapes on opposite sides of the Northern Irish border as part of Fair to Mizen, a project organised and exhibited by the Boathouse Gallery in Cork. He has participated in major group shows including On the Balcony of the Nation, which toured the U.S. in the early 1990s; The Fifth Province – Some New Art from Ireland, which toured Canada in 1991-93; and In a State, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. He has had solo shows in New York and Berlin, and in Ireland almost every year since 1981, most recently at the Orchard Gallery, Derry (2000); Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin (2000, 01); Monghan Museum (1999); Logan Gallery, Galway (1999) and the Galway Arts Centre (2002). He lives in Co. Mayo.