mary theresa keownMary Theresa Keown Photo

Contemporary painter

Born Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland 1974.
Lives and works Dublin.

Solo exhibitions

  • 2014Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton,
    Co. Leitrim
  • 2013Mullan Gallery, Belfast
  • 2011Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
  • 2010Mullan Gallery, Belfast
  • 2008 Mullan Gallery, Belfast.
  • 2007 Niche Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan.
    Solomon Gallery, Dublin.
  • 2006 Mullan Gallery, Belfast.
  • 2005 Solomon Gallery, Dublin.
    Niche Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2003 Solomon Gallery, Dublin.
  • 2002 Pyms Gallery, London.
    Elaine Somers Gallery, Holywood, Co Down.
  • 2001 Solomon Gallery, Dublin.
    Tavira Galeria de Arte, Bilbao, Spain.
  • 1999 The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast.
    The Context Gallery, Derry.
    Ashford Gallery, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
    The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2008 Invited artist Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
    Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast.
    Ballinglen foundation, Co. Mayo.
    Municipal Gallery, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2007 The Double Image, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.
    We’ve got summit on, Sprawl studios, Howth, Co. Dublin.
  • 2005 Drawings, Mullan Gallery, Belfast.
  • 2004 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
  • 2003 Boyle Arts Festival, Co Roscommon.
  • 2002 Eigse Carlow Arts festival, Co Carlow.
  • 2001 Exchange Belfast-Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
    The Ireland fund of Great Britain, Christie’s, London.
  • 2000 Emerging Art II, OPW and Department of Finance Personnel, Dublin.
    Washington State Convention & Trade Centre, Seattle.
  • 1999 The Cutting Rooms, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.
    First look,Group Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
    Cavehill Gallery, Belfast.
  • 1998 Elaine Somers Gallery, Holywood, Co.Down.
    The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast.
    Millworks- The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast.
    Cavehill Gallery, Belfast.
  • 1997 Belfast Young Contemporaries Show, Oxford Street Gallery.
    Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
  • 1996 Home Sweet Home, Catalyst Arts, Belfast.


  • 2008 The Whytes award, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
  • 2001 The Ireland Fund of Great Britain, Artist of the Year Awards.
  • 1998 Best abstract work/ Morrigan Press, Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast.
    Cavehill Gallery Invitation Award, Royal Ulster Academy.
  • 1997 Bass Ireland Award, Belfast Young Contemporaries, Oxford St Gallery, Belfast.
    President´s Prize, Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast.
    Student's award, Art Society of Ulster.

Awarded Residencies

  • 2007 Sprawl studios, Howth, Co Dublin.
  • 2006 Ballinglen foundation, Ballycastle, Co Mayo.
  • 2005-6 L.S.K, Trondheim, Norway.
  • 2004 Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co Monaghan.


  • Circa Magazine issue 127 review by Slavka Sverakova


  • Ballinglen foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.
  • Bass Ireland.
  • Department of Education, Northern Ireland.
  • Department of Finances, Northern Ireland.
  • Office of Public Works.
  • AIB Bank.
  • Private collections in U.S.A, Japan and Europe.


  • Certificate in Foundation Studies, Fine & applied arts, University of Ulster, Belfast.
  • First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine art, University of Ulster, Belfast.

Professional experience

  • 2006-9 Part time tutor and lecturer at the University of Ulster, Belfast.