David Eager Maher

Born 1979, Dublin Ireland.
Lives and works in Ireland.




2010-11 MFA, Fine Art Painting, National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
2010 Erasmus Exchange, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig.
2005-09 BFA, Fine Art Painting, National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
2002-05 HND, Higher National Diploma, Classical Animation, Irish School of Animation, Ballyfermot, Dublin.
2000-02 Trained as a Fabric Designer / Silk Painter for Veronique Didi. Wicklow.

2010 Castle Ellen House, Athenry, County Galway, TULCA, Curated by Michelle Browne.
2009 Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin.
2008 Sim, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2016 Master Class Instructor, RHA, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.
2015 Guest Lecturer, Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster, York Street, Belfast.


2018 Solo Exhibition, Jarmuschek + Partner, Berlin.
2017 Locus, Solo Exhibition, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2017 Villa, Galerie Drei Ringe, Leipzig, Germany.
2016 Paper Trees Pallas Projects / Studios, Dublin. Ireland
2015 Inheritance, Galerie Drei Ringe, Leipzig, Germany.
2012 God’s Hotel, Cross Gallery Dublin.
2010 I would have drawn this more accurately but they didn’t allow me a knife to mend my pen, Cross Gallery, Dublin.
2009 Pinks, Queens and Criminal Queers, Monstertruck Gallery, Dublin.

2017 Paper Positions Art Fair, Munich, Jarmuschek + Partner.
2017 Jealous Wall, Luan Gallery, Athlone. Curated by Séamus McCormack.
2017 Positions Art Fair Berlin, Galerie Drei Ringe, Leipzig.
2017 Exploration Landscape, Jarmuschek + Partner, Berlin.
2017 les rêveries du promeneur solitaire, Galerie Drei Ringe, Leipzig.
2016 Paper Works II, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin.
2016 In Residence II, Oliver Sears Gallery, Fitzroy Square, London.
2016 186th Annual Exhibition, RHA, Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin.
2015 Instabil, Galerie Drei Ringe, Leipzig.
2014 Meditation on Plates, inspired by Lord Charlemont’s Casino, Casino at Marino, Dublin.
2014 MOON FARK, RAKE Visningsrom, Trondheim, Norway, with Jason Dunne and Marcel Vidal.
2014 Savage State, two person exhibition with James Barry (1741-1806) Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane.
2013 40/40/40, Exhibition of Contemporary Art celebrating Ireland’s 40 years in the E.U. (traveling exhibition) Centro Cultural Madrid Spain. Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, Warsaw, Poland. Palazzo Della Farnesina, Rome, Italy.
2013 Afterlife, Pallas Projects / Studios, Dublin.
2013 A Lamb Lies Down, Broadstone Studios, Dublin, with Adrian Duncan, Rachael Corcoran, Martin Healy, Beagles & Ramsay, Vanessa Donoso Lopez, Ricky Adam, Jonathan Mayhew, Lee Welch, Mark Mc Greevy
2013 RHA 183th Annual Exhibition (invited artist), RHA, Dublin.
2013 I want to be your dog, The Glue Factory, Glasgow.
2012 SCOPEMIAMI, International Art Fair, 110 N.E. 36 Street, Florida, Cross Gallery.
2012 Tentamen, 13 North Great Goerges St, Dublin, with Lucy Andrews, Alan Butler, Joseph Coveney, Niall de Buitlear, Aoibheann Greenan and John O’Connell.
2012 SCOPEBASEL, International Art Fair, Kaserne, Switzerland. Cross Gallery.
2012 WORK HEAD, NCAD Gallery, Group Show with, Frank Wasser, Joseph Noonan Ganley, Sam Keogh, Jason Dunne, Marcel Vidal.
2011 SCOPEBASEL, International Art Fair, Kaserne, Switzerland. Cross Gallery.
2010 181st Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin.
2010 The Surreal in Irish Art, FE Mc William Gallery, Banbridge, County Down & Highlanes Gallery County Louth, Curated By Dr Riann Coulter.
2010 Titles, Collection of the OPW, Parliament Buildings Stormont, Belfast.
2010 BIZZARE BAZAAR, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin.
2010 Group Show Gallery Artists, Cross Gallery, Dublin.
2010 TULCA People Place and Possibility, Curated by Michelle Browne, The Fairgreen Gallery, Galway.
2010 Something Tells me it’s all happening at the Zoo, Curated by Davey Moor, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.
2010 ID+A, Art Fair, RDS Dublin, Cross Gallery.
2010 Preface, Pallas Contemporary Projects. Dublin.
2009 The Great Redundant, Sebastian Guinness Gallery. Dublin.
2009 After Dark, RHA, Dublin.
2009 Gatspeil, Gallery Exhibeo, Berlin.
2009 Graduate Exhibition, Sarah Walker Gallery, Cork.
2009 180th Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin.
2009 This Must be the Place, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin.
2008 Winter Salon, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Dublin.
2008 RDS Art Awards and Traveling Exhibition, RDS, Dublin.
2008 Artswap, Monstertruck Gallery Dublin.
2008 Sanctuary, Department of Justice.
2007 Excuse me I seem to have lost my needle in your Haystack, Seljavour Gallery, Iceland.
2007 Next to Nothing, County Buildings, Wicklow.
2007 RDS Art Awards and Traveling Exhibition, RDS Dublin.


2016 Visual Artists Bursary, The Arts Council of Ireland.
2015 Golden Fleece Award, Merit Prize.
2014 Artist’s Support Scheme, Bursary, Wicklow County Council.
2013 Thomas Damman Memorial Trust Award.
2013 Whyte’s Auctioneers Award.
2012 Three Year Membership, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios.
2012 Shortlisted for The Golden Fleece Award.
2012 Shortlisted for Per Cent for Art Scheme, Selected by Aisling Prior.
2012 Shortlisted for CCA Derry-Londonderry ‘Production Ireland’ award as member of WORK HEAD: Jason Dunne, Sam Keogh, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, Frank Wasser, Marcel Vidal & myself.
2011 Associate Member, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios.
2011 Individual Artist’s Bursary, Wicklow County Council.


Trinity College Dublin.
Department of Justice, Ireland.
Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland.
The Office of Public Works, (OPW), Ireland. The State Art Collection.
Dublin City University, (DCU).
National University of Ireland, Maynooth, (NUI).
The Casino at Marino, Ireland.
Daughters of Charity, Dublin.
Private collections in Ireland, England, Germany, Switzerland, Iceland, U.S.


2017 The Strange and Unsettling World of David Eager Maher, Aidan Dunne, Irish Times
2017 Vistas, Séamus McCormack, Essay.
2017 Locus, Aidan Dunne, The Ticket, The Irish Times
2017 Gothic Follies and Ghostly Films, Gemma Tipton, The Irish Times.
2017 Jealous Wall, Art in Ireland TV
2016 Imago Mundi, Contemporary Art from Ireland. Luciano Benetton Collection.
2016 In Residence II, Exhibition catalogue, Oliver Sears Gallery, Fitzroy Square, London.
2016 Life’s Work: Adelle Hughes, head of the art department, Whyte’s, Dublin, Michael Parsons, The Irish Times.
2016 Kunst in konzentrierter Form, Christiane Meixner, Der Tagesspiegel
2016 Creativity needs to be given room to breathe, Gemma Tipton, The Irish TImes
2016 Art that’s as strong as the paper it’s painted on. Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times
2016 Paper Trees, by Ingrid Lyons
2014 Fukt for Contemporary Drawing #13, New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 ISBN 978-3-95763-227-2
2014 Intenst og mystisk i Rake-boksen, Udresfeabifen Kultur, by Per Christiansen.
2014 MOON FARK, Natt og Dag, by Gustav Borgersen.
2014 What would a contemporary cave painting look like?, Interview with Jason Dunne, Marcel Vidal and David Eager Maher, MOON FARK, trondheimkunsthall.com
2014 A Lamb Lies Down, The Visual Artist’s News Sheet, Critique Supplement, by David Brancaleone.
2013 Top Drawer, The Irish Times, Culture Magazine, Cristin Leach Hughes
2013 40/40/40, Catalogue, Essay by Helen Carey.
2012 Seven Impertinent Notes on Tentamen, Pamphlet, by Davey Moor.
2012 Dreamworks, Irish Arts Review, September - November, by Dr Riann Coulter.
2011 Landscapes of the Mind, The Surreal in Irish Art, Irish Arts Review, March - May, by Dr. Riann Coulter.
2011 Titles, Essay ‘What’s in a Title’ by Helen Carey, ISBN : 978 1 4074 26045w
2010 The Surreal in Irish Art, Essays, Fiona Loughnane, ‘Surrealism in Britain’ & Dr Riann Coulter,‘ The Surreal in Irish Art’ ISBN : 978 190845500
2010 Living on the Edge has a Better View, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times.
2010 TULCA ‘Hunting Season’, Sunday Business Post Magazine.
2009 Taking Art Beyond Fixed Boundaries, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times.
2009 The ambiguities of postmodernist art as exemplified in the work of David Eager Maher, by Rowan Sexton


Texts by David Eager Maher