BIOGRAPHY - RENATE DEBRUN

Born in Asbach, Bavaria, Germany, based in Ireland since 1989.
Self-taught in art, MA in English/French/Spanish literature/linguistics.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS SINCE 1995
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Oireachtas, Dublin
Monaghan Open Exhibition, County Museum,Monaghan
County Museum, Dundalk
Doorway Gallery, Dublin
Kenny Gallery, Galway
Bridge Gallery, Dublin
Lemonstreet Gallery, Dublin
Bar Council of Ireland
Klinikum Fuerth, Germany
A Fine Line, Irish Life Centre, Dublin (also as curator/organiser)
Another Bite of the Cherry, Botanic Gardens, Dublin (upcoming Nov 2017)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1995 Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
1995 Guinness Hop Store,Dublin
1996 Stables Gallery, Ayesha Castle, Killiney, Dublin
1998 Kenny Gallery, Spiddal, Galway
1999/2001 Dublin Writers Museum,
2004 United Arts Club, Dublin
2008 United Arts Club, Dublin
2014 Hambidge Festival, Hambidge Center, Georgia, USA
2014 Helix Exhibition Space, Dublin City University

COLLECTIONS
Office of Public Works, Ireland
Guinness Ireland
Sedgewick Dineen Irish Pensions Trust
Tyrone Guthrie Foundation
Mercer Trust Ltd
Hibernian Pensions Writers Museum, Dublin, Ireland
Private Collections in Ireland, UK Germany, Spain

RESIDENCIES AND OTHER AWARDS
1995/7/8, 2000, 2002/3/8, 2012/14/17 Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland
1997 Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain
1997 Travel Award, Arts Council of Ireland
1999 Hambidge Centre, Georgia, USA
2009 Fellowship, Virginia Centre for Creative Arts, Virginia, USA
2009 Travel Award, Arts Council of Ireland
2010 Studio Grant Arts Council of Ireland
2014 Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Virginia, USA
2014 Fellowship, Hambidge Center, Georgia, USA
2017 Heinrich Böll Cottage, Achill, Ireland

PRESS COVERAGE
Image Magazine, Nov. 1995
Cara (Aer Lingus Inflight Magazine), Sept/Oct 1995
Sunday Tribune, 17 Nov 1996
Sunday Tribune, 16th July 2000
Diaries (hour-long interview), Annalivia Radio, 24.3 and 2.6.2005

BOOK/CD COVERS
Painting 'Mandala' on cover of novel 'Mother Lake' by Haidee Belshaw (SilverWoodBooks 2014)
Etching 'Cedars' on cover of poetry collection 'Decoding Samara' by P. Deeley, (Dedalus Press 1999)
Painting 'The Edge of the Forest' on CD 'Samara' by Raymond Deane(RTE 2007)
Linoprint 'Cereus' on CD cover for 'Noctuary' (Resonus Classics 2014)

MEMBERSHIPS
Visual Artists Ireland
Graphic Studio Dublin
Founder Member/ Director of Marlborough Studios, Dublin (since 2009)

OTHER
Currently collaborating (with Kerry O'Leary) on two scripts for TV.
Co-Librettist for opera 'Vagabones' by Raymond Deane (performance 2019)