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Polly Maher was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1998. 


BA Joint Honours in Fine Art and Education from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. 2017 - 2021. First Class Honours.

MA in Painting and Drawing from Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg. 2022 - ongoing. 

Exhibitions - Solo and Two Person Shows

2023   Stagnant (a two person show with Cathy McKeown), An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk

2022   Common Ground, The Presentation Arts Centre, Wexford

2021   Receipts on a Wire, NCAD Paint, Dublin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024   Viva con Agua Exhibition and Auction in association with Christie's, Millerntor Gallery, Hamburg

2024   Hennessy Craig Award Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2024   Jahres Ausstellung 2024, HFBK, Hamburg

2024   Exhibition Exchange, Goldsmiths University, London

2023   193rd RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2023   Jahres Ausstellung, HFBK, Hamburg

2022   Anonymous Drawings, HYCP Veddel Space, Hamburg

2022   PeripheriesMEET #2, Periphery Space, Wexford

2022  New Beginnings, The Lab Gallery, Dublin

2021  Graduate Showcase, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2021  It’s at Home, Unit 44, Stoneybatter, Dublin

2021  Lucky No.7, Mend HX, Dublin

2020  190th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2020  Bedroom Gallery, Julliette Morrison, Dundalk

2020  Visions, National Treasury Management Agency, Dublin

2019  Cahoots, Inspire Gallery, Dublin

2019  Askamore Annual Exhibition, Askamore Community Centre, Wexford

2018  Trajectory, NCAD Gallery, Dublin


2023   Shortlisted for the Biannual Hennessy Craig/Homan Potterton Award 

2022   Agility Award, The Arts Council Ireland

2019   NCAD Staff Prize Nominee


Office of Public Works, State Art Collection, Ireland

Private Collections in Ireland and Germany

Professional Development

2022  PeripheriesMEET Correspondence Programme 2021/22. Ran by Gorey School of Art, Wexford. Selected participant along with 7 fellow artists.

2021  Clancy Quay Professional Development Programme. Ran by NCAD, Superprojects and Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Selected participant along with 14 fellow artists.


2021,2022  Art Teacher at Coláiste Bríde Enniscorthy, Wexford

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