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Paul  Connell

Paul Connell (Pól) is an Irish contemporary visual artist and educator based between Cork and Offaly. His practice primarily concerns expanded drawing, moving image and works on paper and blackboards.

The Irish language and oral tradition are significant elements within his process and inter-lingual wordplay often trespasses into the visual or conceptual vocabulary of the work. 

Pól teaches at both post-primary and third level, and was recently nominated for the National University of Ireland's Scholarship & Prize in Education Award in 2021.

(Pictured with Amanda Coogan, curator of You breathe differently down here, at the Draíocht Gallery)



You breathe differently down here

Draíocht Gallery, Dublin • March 2022

To Hell or to Connacht: A Pilgrim's Prayer

Solo showcase & Lecture, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork • 25th February 2022

B o l g 

Cork County Hall, Cork • September 2020

IndieCork Film Festival: art(ist)FILM

Gate Cinema, North Main St, Cork • October 2019 


CIT James Barry Exhibition Centre, Cork • September 2019


Lavitt Gallery, Cork • September 2019


CIT CCAD, Sharman Crawford St, Cork • June 2019

IndieCork Film Festival: art(ist)FILM

Gate Cinema, North Main St, Cork • October 2018 

TAUTOPHONY: Why do we rattle? Why do we sweat?

Kino Café, Washington St, Cork • May 2018

D.I.V.A at Electric Picnic: ORPHEUS

Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Laois • September 2017


Royal Dublin Society Visual Art Awards Long-list • 2019


Cork County Council Emerging Artist Solo Exhibition Award • 2019


Enclave Review Commission Award • 2019

Irish Arts Review New Generation Gallery Official Selection • 2019

CIT Student Engagement Exhibition Selection Award • 2019 

CIT Collection Purchase Prize • 2019

Eli Lilly Commission Award • 2019

Highly Commended Visual Art Awards Global Undergraduate Awards • 2018 

D.I.V.A at Electric Picnic Artist in Residence Award • 2017

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 © Paul Connell 2023

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