Turlough Rynne studied Fine Art Printmaking, at Limerick School of Art and Design. He has gone on to produce etchings, engravings and drawings, which are based on urban landscapes and depictions of the wilds of the West of Ireland. The detail undertaken in his urban landscapes give a sculptural and architectural dynamic to his pictures.
While some works depict immediately recognizable sections of Dublin City, others feature an element of abstraction with his method of layering lines and shading. Any abstraction is also amplified by his way of angling the viewer at particular points of entry into the work. His textured landscapes, etchings and sketches are in contrast romantic and impressionist in style.
Rynne has taken residencies in Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic at the Milkwood Artist Residence and in Tallinn, Estonia at The Estonian Artists’ Association.
He has been commissioned by Dublin’s Docklands to produce a limited edition etching of 50 prints to commemorate the opening of Sean O’Casey Bridge in Dublin.
His work was been selected for the Royal Hibernian Academy annual show in 2003 and 2007. Many of his works have been privately collected.
BA hons Fine Art Printmaking,
Limerick School of Art and Design.
Higher Diploma in Art, Graphics & Printmaking
2006 The Back Loft – Solo Show
Exhibition of recent work at The Back Loft of La Catedral Studios in Dublin.
2010 – Group Show
Group show with The Powerscourt Gallery
2008 Landed – Group Show
The exhibition of installation, painting and photography – including the site-specific building of traditional dry stone walls, a currach boat and an installation of hay stacks. The Back Loft, Dublin. Co-curated by Turlough Rynne and Aoife Tunney.
2008 Exhibition of Sacred Art – Group Show
Group exhibition with Patrick Pye, Bríd Ní Rinn, Bríd Óg Norrby, Imogen Stuart. Focolare, Curryhills House, Prosperous, Co Kildare.
2007 177th Annual Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition
RHA, Ely Place, Dublin.
2006 Féile an Phobail West Belfast
Selected to exhibit at this annual festival of Irish and International culture.
Exhibition with Bríd Óg Norrby, The Liffey Arts Centre, Naas, Co. Kildare. co-curated by Turlough Rynne.
2003 173rd Annual Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition
RHA, Ely Place, Dublin.
2002 Leinster Print Studio
Members’ group show at the Wexford Arts centre & Tinahely Arts centre.
2001 Group Show at Ballymun Axis Art Centre, Dublin
2001 Inter Enter, intercultural exhibition, Spirasi House, Dublin
2000 Taíspeantaís Samhna
Exhibition with Bríd Ní Rinn & Bríd Óg Norrby, Downings House, Co. Kildare.
2008 Residency – Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
Three week residency at Milkwood Artist Residence.
2008 Residency – Tallinn, Estonia
One month residency at The Estonian Artists’ Association.****
2005 Commissioned by Dublin Docklands Development Authority to produce a limited edition etching of 50 prints to commemorate the opening of Sean O’Casey Bridge in Dublin’s Docklands.
1998 **Specialist print prize, Taylor Art Competition, RDS, Dublin.
**1997 **Markievicz Medal Prize finalist, United Arts Club, Dublin.**