Stephen Lawlor was born in Dublin in 1958. He lectured at IADT, in printmaking and drawing (1991-97) and was chairman of Graphic Studio Dublin, (2000-05). He has worked at print studios internationally including: Guanlan, China, Galleri Astley, Sweden, Jyvaskyla Centre for Print, Finland, Paupers Press, London & Hampton Editions, USA. He participated in the 1st International Print Biennial, Lingshi China 2012 and 7th International Biennial Douro Portugal 2014. He won 1st prize at New Grounds International Print, Albuquerque NM, USA in 2013 and joint 1st at Adogi, 35th Miniprint International, Cadaques, Spain in 2015. Stephen was elected an associate member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in London, (ARE) in 2016 and was a founder member of the International Academic Printmaking Alliance (IAPA) at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing also in 2016. Stephen was elected a member of Aosdána in 2018.
2017 Remnants, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2016 Spiritus Mundi, Bourn-Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick
2016 De Döda, Galleri Astley, Vastmanland, Sweden
2016 Obsessions, Adogi, Cadaques, Spain.
2015 Ephemera, New Grounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
2014 Some Untidy Spot, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2014 Skugga, Galleri Astley, Sweden
2013 Ephemera, Vaga Se Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Kiruna-Malaga-Avoca, Galleri Astley, Koping and Kiruna, Sweden
2012 Beyond Carmen, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2010 Cu and New Paintings, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2010 Solmyra, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2010 Cu, Fred (London), London UK
2009 Hinterland, Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden
2008 Three Rivers, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin.
2006 Landscape, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin.
2005 Memory & Desire, Sculpture & Prints, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin.
2004 New Paintings, Galleri Hippo, Stockholm, Sweden
2003 Recent Paintings, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
1997 New Prints, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
1997 Elements, Yello Gallery, Chicago, USA
1997 Paintings & Prints, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Print Rebels Bankside Gallery London UK
2018 IAPA International Print Exhibition, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China 2018 6th Biennial International Center for Contemporary Printmaking, CT, USA
2017 PAD (Art and Design Fair London) UK
2017 Licorice and Wax 2 person show SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2017 Guanlan International Print Biennial 2017, China
2017 Paper Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2017 Australia
Selected Group Exhibitions continued
2017 Licorice and Wax 2 person show Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden
2016 IAPA 2016 Tiamiao Gallery, Forbidden City Beijing China
2016 The Masters 2016, Bankside Gallery London, UK
2016 RE Original Prints, Bankside Gallery London, UK
2016 A lonely Impulse of Delight, SO FA Dublin & London Art Fair UK
2015 Adogi, 35th Miniprint International, Cadaques, Spain.
2014 7th Douro Print Biennial, Douro, Portugal
2014 Adogi, 34th Miniprint International, Cadaques, Spain
2014 BIMPE, Vancouver, Canada
2013 New Grounds International, New Grounds Gallery, Albuquerque NM, USA
2013 Global Print, Douro. Portugal
2012 Lingshi International Biennial, Lingshi, Shanxi province, China
2012 Contemporary Irish Drawing, Lockhart Gallery, Suny Geneseo, NY, USA
2012 Radharc, Irish American Historical Society, New York, USA
2011 Lessedra World Print Annual, Lessedra Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
2011 Art London, Art Fair with Oliver Sears Gallery, UK
2011 Internationell Mötesplats,Edsviks Konst., Sollentuna, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 South to North, Konstforum, Norrköping, (2 person Show) Sweden
2010 Triennale De Chamalieres Chamalieres, Auvergne, France
2010 Lilla Europa Konstframjandet,Orebro, Sweden
2010 Yeats/the Golden Age of Print, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo
2009 Knutpunkt Uttersberg, Lindesberg Museum, Sweden
2009 Île d’Iver‘ / Winter Isle, Centre Culturel Irlandaise, Paris, France
2009 Artists Proof, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin.
2008 Time/Tiden, Galleri Infra,Vasby Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 Revelation, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
2007 Art Miami, Art Miami, Florida with Hillsboro Fine Art. USA
2007, 1997-2000 London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, London, UK
2006 Lilla Europa, Konstframjandet, Orebro, Sweden
2005 The Garden of Earthly Delights, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
2004 The Cracked Looking Glass, The Old Print Shop, New York, USA
2003 Irish Landscapes, Galleri Stene Jarvso , Sweden
2002 Holy Show, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
2002 Graphic Studio Dublin, Samlargrafik, Kristianstad, Sweden
2002 12 Irish Artists, Swedish Print Society, Stockholm, Sweden
2001 Irish Prints/3 Artists, Grafikens Hus, Sweden
2000 Contemporary Irish Print, Vancouver, Canada
2000 Triennale Mondiale, Chamalieres, France
1999 Contemporary Irish Print, Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden
1998 Art Into Art, The National Gallery, Dublin
1997 Irish Heritage, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC,USA
1997 Two Irish Artists, Nordens Ljus, Stockholm, Sweden
1996 Out of Ireland, Keenesaw State University, GA, USA
1994 A Sense of Ireland, Hong Kong
1993 Irlantilaista Grafiikkaa, Galleria Harmoniassa, Finland
1991 European Large Format Print, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin
1986 A Sense of Ireland, Singapore
1985 Irish Prints, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Allied Irish Bank PLC Axa Insurance PLC
Bank of Scotland PLC Beaumont Hospital Biblioteca de Catalunya Boyle Civic Collection British Museum London Butler Gallery,Kilkenny
Central Academy Beijing Chester Beatty Library City of Norrkoping
Citibank PLC CIAS Deloitte
Douro Museum, Portugal DCU Equity Bank
State University of New York Glen Dimplex IIB IMI National Gallery of Ireland Norwegian Space Centre
University of Limerick OPW Rotunda Hospital, Dublin
The Royal Collection London Smurfit Group PLC. UCD
2017 RE Original Prints 2017 John Purcell Paper Prize 2015 Adogi, 35th Miniprint International, Joint 1st prize, Cadaqués, Spain.
2013 New Grounds International Print Exhibition 1st prize, Albuquerque NM, USA
2011 Arts Council Travel & Training Award for a residency at Guanlan, China
2011 Arts Council Travel & Training Award for a residency to Kiruna, Sweden
2001 Print Award, Prize winner RHA, Dublin
1999 Print Award, Prize winner RHA, Dublin
1997 Arts Council Travel Award, Chicago, USA
1993 Arts Council Travel Award, Jyvaskyla, Finland
1990 Award Winner, International Miniprint Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin
1989 Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Travel Award, Singapore
2015 Sunday Independent, What lies Beneath, Niall MacMonagle, 4th Jan 2015
2014 Some Untidy Spot, (Cat) Discussion with Hughie O’Donoghue
2014 Irish Times, Aidan Dunne, 16th December 2014
2014 Sunday Times, John O’Sullivan, December 14th 2014
2014 Irish Arts Review, Brian McAvera, Winter Edition 2014
2013 Irish Arts Review, Winter Edition 2013
2012 Arena, RTE Radio 1, Tuesday 29th May.
2012 Irish Times , Sinead Gleeson, Life & Culture, 24th May
2010 Irish Times Cu & New Paintings by Aidan Dunne 29 September
2010 Irish Arts Review Winter 2009 Catherine Leen, Mining the Landscape
2010 Sunday Times, Cu & New Paintings by E. Shortall, Sunday 14th September
2010 The Dubliner, Cu & New Paintings Louise Finn 30th September
2010 Nationwide RTE 1 Television Cu & New Paintings by D.Peavoy 17th Sept.
2010 Arena, RTE Radio 1 Cu & New Paintings by S.Rocks Tuesday 21st Sept.
2010 Art Review, Issue 39, Dispatches, Cu Oliver Basciano
2010 Cu (Cat), Essay, Brian McAvera.
2009 Hinterland (Cat.), Essay, Peter Fallon.
2009 Irish Arts Review. Artists Proof, Niall Naessens
2009 The View, John Kelly RTE Television, Artists Proof.
2008 Three Rivers , Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, Feb.2008.
2005 Memory & Desire (Cat.) Essay, Catherine Leen.
2013 National Self Portrait Collection, University of Limerick
2012 Vaga Se Konst., Stockholm Sweden
2011 UCD Faculty of Science
2007 OBK Architects, Dublin
2004 Bank of Scotland PLC
2003 Behaviour and Attitudes, Dublin
2002 Kristainstads Konstforening, Stockholm, Sweden
1999 Apotekets Konstforening, Stockholm, Sweden
2016 Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Koping, Sweden
2013 Hampton Editions, Sag Harbour, NY, USA.
2012 Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China
2011 Kiruna Kommun, Kiruna, Norrland, Sweden
2011 Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China
2008 Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Koping, Sweden
2005 Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry
1999 The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annamekerrig, Co.Monaghan
1998 Jyvaskyla Centre for Printmaking, Finland
1994 The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annamekerrig, Co.Monaghan
1989 Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore
Stephen Lawlor is represented by Oliver Sears Gallery in Dublin, SO Fine Art Editions,
Dublin, Gallerie Kunstverket, Oslo, Norway, Galleri Helle Knudsen, Stockholm & Galleri Astley,
Vastmanland, Sweden, New Grounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and Bankside
Stephen was a member of the panel of judges for KOMASK AT the Masters Printmaking
and Masters Salon Painting 2017 at the Royal Academy of Art in Antwerp Belgium.