Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Paul Connell (b. Cork, 1997) is an Irish contemporary visual artist and filmmaker, whose work concerns a contemporary mythopoeia as a response to and means to understand or resolve a relationship with national and personal heritage.
Broader common interests in his work include responding to legacies of Drawing and Cinema, Classical and Celtic mythology, and mongrel sensibilities towards the English and Irish languages.
Graduated in 2019 with a First Class Honours Degree (BA Hons) in Fine Art in the Crawford College of Art and Design, Paul's drawing-centric practice led to his first accomplished work OCRAS: the boy who ate the crocodile to achieve a record breaking score in the institute's Artist's Moving Image examination.
Paul is currently working on a series of works that surrounds a blackboard, actually drawn on by German Fluxus Artist, Joseph Beuys, in 1974.
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