Clifford Collie

Collie, Clifford
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2006 Sequia, Solomon Gallery, Dublin

2001 Stories of Giving, Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin

1997 The Things of Ghosts, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

1995 Roads Through Mountains, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

1993 Terra Canto, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

1991 In The Silence, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

1991 Centre, Berkeley Gallery, Kilkenny

1988 2, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

1989 2, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick


2005, 04, 03 Solomon Gallery, Dublin

2005, 04 Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin

2005, 04, 03, 86 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Dublin

2004 Cananacor Gallery, Donegal

2004,99 Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon

2004, 03 CASE, Cork Arts Society, Cork

2003,01,00,99,98,96 IONTAS, Sligo

2003 Vision Ireland, Dublin

RHA, Gala Banquet, Dublin

2002 RHA Annual Exhibition (Invited Artist), RHA, Dublin

2002, 94, 89, 88 Temple Bar Gallery, Gallery

2001 Paul Kane, Dublin

2000, 97,96 Gateway To Art, Aer Rianta Arts Festival, Dublin Airport

1999 Irish Art, Tonya Turner Carroll, New Mexico

1998, 97, 95, 91 Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

1995 6 Artists, Barcelona

Richard De Marco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

1993 Backcombe Gallery, Cork

Irish Contemporary Arts Society, Dublin

1991 Claremorris Open, Co. Mayo

The Great Book Of Ireland

Trashu Triosi, Wales

1989 SHOWCASE, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin

Sculpture Open, RHA, Dublin

Belltable, Limerick

1988 Premiere 4 Painters, Christchurch, Dublin

1984 Independent Artists Dublin/Belfast

1983 The Works, Grapevine Arts Centre, Dublin

Exposure 3, Irish Life Centre, Dublin

1982 CDL National Art Competition

1991 Arts Flight Arts Council Ireland

1990 Material Grant Arts Council Ireland

1982 Merit Award CDL National Art Competition

Bank Of Ireland

OPW / Government Buildings

Irish Life

Contemporary Irish Arts Society

KPMG Ireland

National Irish Bank

Maurice And Marie Foley Collection (Ex. Chairman of Irish Museum of Modern Art )


Born in Dublin in 1960, Clifford Collie attended the National College of Art and Design, Dublin from 1980-1982. He was a full member of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios between 1987 and 1992. Clifford has spent the last fourteen years living and working between Ireland and Spain. This dual habitation has been an important nutritive element in his response to ‘Painting’.
Clifford Collie subject matter, style and methods of working are bound up in his personalised vision, which is based on his understanding of nature and self. Clifford paints as an exploratory and emotive response to nature and to the world he lives in.

“As a Painter I try to capture a particular event be it only a glimpse of that event and provoke it to a level where it become a metaphor or allegory”. Clifford Collie, 2006

“As with many of the great Spanish artists – Murillo, Zurbaran, Ribero, El Greco – the paintings of Goya are often fringed by a deep, enveloping darkness. Most of Clifford Clollie’s recent paintings are similarly articulated against a velvety darkness. They mediate between the unseen, the unknown, and the waking world of reasoned perception With care and even tenderness, they evoke lustrous, ambiguous forms that both invite and confound interpertation.” Aidan Dunne, Art Critic, 2006

Clifford collie has exhibited extensively over the last 20 years both at home and abroad and is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Hibernian Academy. Clifford Collie’s work is included in many Irish and international private and public collections including Bank of Ireland, Office of Public Works, Irish Life, Contemporary Irish Arts Society, Stokes Kennedy Crowley, National Irish Bank and the Maurice and Marie Foley Collection.