Martin Finnin  b. 1968

He lives and works in Ireland.



2016 The Garden of Opposites, John Martin Gallery, London

2015 The Wolf of Eyelash Mountain, John Martin Gallery, London

2013 Renegade Amongst the Dusty Nouns, John Martin Gallery, London

2012 Dust, Dots and a Day in the Maze, John Martin Gallery, London

2011 The Forgotten Art of Floating, Cornexchange Gallery, Edinburgh

2010 49 Oxhides and a Lump of Faith, John Martin Gallery, London

2009 The Moon and the Modern World, Origin Gallery, Dublin

2009 Old Rain, New Eyes, Vangard Gallery, Cork

2008 Turn the Lemon Page, Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Ballinskelligs, Kerry

2007 John Martin Gallery, ART LONDON, Chelsea, London

2007 A Snippet from the Seventh Soup, Vangard Gallery, Cork

2006 The World is Blue like an Orange, Urban Retreat Gallery, Dublin

2006 Stepping out of the Stream of Time, Printmakers Gallery, Limerick

2006 Life Beyond the Hedge, Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry

2005 The Miracle Outside the Window, Form Gallery, London

2005 The Marching Hugs, Origin Gallery, Dublin

2005 Meanwhile.. in a Foreign Land, Vangard Gallery, Cork

2003 The Origins of Optimism, Printmakers Gallery, Limerick

2003 Songs of Recluse, Vangard Gallery, Cork

2003 In Fall, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2002 Vermont Studio Gallery, Vermont

2001 A Subtle Consolation of Existence, Vangard Gallery, Cork

2001 The Big Picture, Printmakers Gallery, Limerick

1997 Forest of Banquets, Tig Filí Gallery, Cork

1996 Spionza, Blackcombe Gallery, Cork

1996 Gaia, Triskel Art Centre, Cork

1995 Ivory Tower, Cork

1995 Jo Rain Gallery, Dublin

1994 Art Hive, Cork

1993 Blackcombe Gallery, Cork

1993 Lost Boys Coffee Shop, Harlem, Holland

1991 Everyman Palace, Cork

1990 Iveagh Markets, Dublin

1988 La Galleria Lucierna, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico



2016 Texas Contemporary, Art Fair, John Martin Gallery, Houston - Texas

2016 Art16 London, Art Fair, John Martin Gallery, London 

2016 Spring Masters NYC, Art Fair, John Martin Gallery, New York

2015 Curator’s Choice, Hunt Museum, Limerick

2011 Office of Public Work, Recent Acquisition Exhibition, Dublin

2009 Jack Donovan & Martin Finnin, Printmakers Gallery, Limerick

2008 Artist Choice, John Martin Gallery, London

2006 Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Kerry

2006 Tribute to Beckett, Vangard Gallery, Cork

2004/05 The People’s Gallery, Cork

2003 Myth and Magic, Lavit Gallery, Cork

2002 Royal Hibernian Academy, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin

2001 Íontas 2001, Sligo Art Gallery; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast;

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

2000 Tom Climent, Martin Finnin, Brian Smyth, Lavit Gallery, Cork

1998 Sense of Cork, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork



2011 Culture Ireland Award - Cornexchange Edinburgh

2009 Dedalo Art Residency, Tuscany, Italy

2008 Cill Rialaig Art Centre Residency, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry

2004 Dedalo Art Competition, Tuscany (first prize 2004)

(Residencies 2005, 2006 & 2007)

2004 Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry

2002 Vermont Studio Centre, USA (painting scholarship)

2000 Department of Foreign Affairs ( Cultural Relations Committee award)

2000 Vermont Studio Centre, USA (fellowship award)

1998 Nominated by Crawford Art Gallery for Glen Dimplex Awards

1998 Sense of Cork, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (prizewinner)



2016 “An Image of Ireland - Imago Mundi” - Texts by Luciano Benetton, Ciara

Gibbons, Seán Kissane

2015 “The Paintings of Martin Finnin”, book published by JM London, 132 pages

2013 Lorenzo Belenguer, “Martin Finnin: Figures in an Abstract World”,

Huffington Post, 5 Nov

2013 JM London Artist Film, VisionOn, Cathy Sayers, Length 6.17 min

2010 Mark Ewart, “49 Oxhides and a Lump of Faith”,

Irish Arts Review, Spring (March - May 2010)

2007 Vangard I - Martin Finnin, ed. John O’Regan, intro by Peter Murray,

Essay by Allanah Hopkin (Gandon Editions, Kinsale)

2006 Louise McBride, “Irish art is centre stage at new Shelbourne Hotel”

Sunday Business Post, 15 Oct

Interview by Sinéad Crowley, RTÉ TV News, 30 Dec

2005 Joe Jackson, “Out of a great darkness can come great light”,

Sunday Independent, 27 Nov

Mark Ewart, “Martin Finnin” (Exhibition review), 21 Jan

2002 Interview by Colette Sheridan, Irish Examiner, 27 Apr

2001 Alannah Hopkin, “Martin Finnin: A subtle consolation of existence”,

Sunday Times, 4 Mar

1997 “Portrat of the Artist”, Irish Examiner, 29 Nov

1996 Mark Ewart, “Martin Finnin” (Triskel Exhibition review), Circa 76

1994 Kevin Barry, “A herd of friesian fridges”, Irish Examiner, Sept

Mark Ewart, “Martin Finnin” (Art Hive exhibition review),

Irish Times, 14 Sept



Imago Mundi, Fondazione Benetton

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

Cork Opera House

Department of Foreign Affairs

The Shelbourne, Dublin

Office of Public Works

AIB Bank Collection

Spazio Tiempo Gallery, Florence

University College Cork

Vermont Studio Centre, USA

Private collections in Ireland, England, Holland, Italy, Lithuania, Australia, Canada,

South Africa, Mexico, China and the US.


Martin Finnin is represented by

John Martin Gallery London