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Mark  Shields

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Born 1963 



1981-85 BA Honours (Fine Art), University of Ulster
1988-89 PGCE Art and Design, University of Ulster




1986 Otter Gallery, Belfast

1997 ‘Recent works’, Grosvenor Gallery, London

1998 ‘Recent Works’, Grosvenor Gallery, London

1999 Grosvenor Gallery, Ormond Quay Hotel, Dublin

2001 ‘Inhabitants of the Dream Courtyard’, Grosvenor Gallery, London

2003 ‘Pilgrimage’, Grosvenor Gallery, London

2005 ‘Paintings and Drawings’, Grosvenor Gallery, London

2007 ‘Twilight and the Unseen’, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin

2008 ‘Colloquy’, Grosvenor Gallery, London

2010 ‘Here and Elsewhere’, Grosvenor Gallery, London

2010 ‘Never and Always’, Everard Read, Cape Town

2011 ‘The Broken and Scattered God’, Dickon Hall Ltd., Belfast

2014 ‘Host’, Grosvenor Gallery, London

2014 ‘Nights and Days’, Dickon Hall Ltd., Belfast




1985 Castle Ashby, Northampton

1987-2011 Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

1989 Arnott’s Portrait Award Exhibition

1990-2009 Cavehill Gallery, Belfast

1991-94 Otter Fine Art, Armagh

1991 U.T.V. Award Exhibition, Belfast

1992, 1993 One Oxford Street, Belfast

1992 Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters, Mall Galleries, London

1992, 1993 Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London

1993-95, 1999-2001, 2003-05 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

1993, 1994, 2006, 2012 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

1993 Spectator Art Awards Exhibition, Christie’s, London

1993 St. James’s Art Group, London

1993 20th Century British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London

1994, 1995, 1998, 2000 Hunting Art Prize Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London

1994-96, 1999, 2001, 2002 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

1994 Burlington New Gallery, London

1994 Michael Simpson Gallery, London

1994 The Studio, 73 Glebe Place, London

1995, 1996 Lucy Simmonds Fine Art, Hong Kong

1995 Stephen Somerville Fine Art, London

1997, 1999-2003, 2008 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

1999 Florence Biennale, Florence

1999 National Gallery of Ireland Portraits of the Century, Dublin

2001 Side By Side, Nashville Exchange Exhibition, Nashville

2004 ‘Bella Figura’, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin

2004, 2005, 2007 ArtBasel, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin

2005-11 20/21 British Art Fair, Grosvenor Gallery, London

2005 ‘Träume und Mythen’, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin

2006-09 Ava Gallery, Clandeboye, Northern Ireland

2008 London Art Fair, Grosvenor Gallery, London

2010 Jorgensen Gallery, Dublin

2010-11 Dickon Hall Ltd., Belfast




1990 U.T.V. award for outstanding work by an artist under 30

1992 Finalist, Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award, London

1994 Abbey Stained Glass Studios Award, R.H.A. Dublin

1995 Anderson’s Auctioneers & Valuers Prize, R.U.A.

1995 Associate Diploma, R.U.A.

2000 Meynell Fenton Prize, Discerning Eye

2001-03 Regional Award, Discerning Eye

2002 3rd Prize, B.P. Portrait Award, London

2002 Elected Academician, Royal Ulster Academy




Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland)

Arts Council for Northern Ireland

Ulster Television Collection

Ulster Museum

National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland, Limerick

Royal Ghurkha Regiment, Portrait of Prince Charles 2001

National Gallery of Ireland, Portrait of Mary and Nicholas Robinson, Dublin 1998

House of Commons, London, Portrait of Reverend Ian Paisley, 2009

Church House, Armagh, Portrait of Archbishop Alan Harper, 2011




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