1991-93 Yale University School of Art, Master of Fine Arts (Painting & Printmaking), New Haven, CT, USA (Full Scholarship)
1989-90 New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, New York City, USA (Fulbright Scholarship)
1981-85 Limerick School of Art and Design, NCEA Diploma in Fine Art Painting (Honours BA equivalent).

2016 Selected Works 2011, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Exhbition Space, curated by Dr Gavin Murphy and artist Fiona Murray, Galway, Ireland
2015 l’Expédition : une exposition international, La Maison Laurentine, Châteauvillain, France
2012 PAiNTER W0RKER, La Maison Laurentine, commissioned studio installation (with film), Aubepierre-sur-Aube, France
2011 Selected Small Works, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Astonishing Generosity 2006-2008, The Dock Arts Centre, Co. Leitrim, Ireland curated by Caoimhin Corrigan, Commissioner for the Irish Pavilion at Venice Biennial 20092005 New Paintings 2005, Irish Arts Center, New York City, USA (with catalogue)
2009 New Paintings 2005, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT, USA
2003 Faith: Paintings 2001-2003, national museum exhibition at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland (with catalogue)
Lodestar, Custom House Gallery and Studios, Westport, Ireland (with catalogue)
2001 The Drumshanbo Paintings, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
1998 Rocking Horses and Minoan Bulls, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
1997 Shields, A.A.A. Gallery, New York City, USA
1996 New Paintings 1996, A.A.A. Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, USA
1993 New Talent Exhibition, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
1991 New York Work, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
1990 Paintings in Wax, New York Studio School, New York, USA

2020 New York Studio School Virtual Alumni Exhibition, hosted on Artsy, New York, NY
2020 Wild Geese, Green Door Gallery, curated by Elisa Jensen, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Seasonal Colour, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2019 Connections: New York Studio School Europe, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK
2019 New York Studio School Alumni Invitational, curated by Robert Franca, David Humphrey, Judith Linhares, Fran O’Neill, & Claire Sherman, New York, NY
2017 Summer Invitational 2017, David&Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Summer Group Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2016 ArtPalmBeach, Alessandro Berni Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
2014 Winter Group Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Summer Group Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2013 Object Object!, exhibition of small works, Halmuth Projects, San Diego, CA
2013 Winter Group Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2011 Gallery and Invited Artists, as part of Dublin Contemporary event, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2010 Eigse 30, Anniversary Exhibition of past featured artists of Eigse Arts Festival. At Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland
2008 Selected Works, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2007 Contemporary Irish Art Exhibition, including works by Brian Maguire, Patrick Pye, Charles Tyrrel, and Dermot Delargy, among others, Norman Villa Gallery, Galway
2007 Howard Scott Gallery, Chelsea, New York
2007 Summer Exhibition, Robert Steele Gallery, Chelsea, New York
2007 Inter-changes, Fulbright 50th Anniversary Touring Exhibition, Farmleigh House, Dublin, Ireland
2005 Delia Cabral Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2002 Group Show from Taylor Galleries, Sligo, Ireland
2001 A Sense of Place, Sesson Sevigne, France
2000 45p: Postcards from Ireland, Bingo Hall Gallery, New York, USA
Distractions, exhibitors included Tony O’Malley, Michael Cullen, Dermot Seymore, et al, organised by Creative Encounters and Monaghan County Museum, Ireland
1999 Stuff, Contemporary small works, curated by Ned Davies. Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, USA
1999 Bingo Hall, invited exhibition of artists associated with Bingo Hall Art Gallery, Norwalk Community Technical College, Norwalk, CT, USA
1999 The Waiting Room, exhibition of works from artists with upcoming solo shows at Bingo Hall, Bingo Hall Art Gallery, New York, USA
1993 Fields of Vision, selected contemporary Irish Art exhibition in honour of Seamus Heaney, Trout Gallery, Dickenson College, Carlisle, PA, USA
1992 The Abstract Irish, B4A Gallery, New York, USA
Right Bank Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
1988 Two person exhibition with Jill Dennis, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
1987 3 + 1, Arts Council of Ireland Touring Exhibition, touring through the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
1985 The New Generation, two person exhibition with Mike Fitzpatrick, Ballycasey House, Shannon, Ireland
1984 This One Left Us Breathless, inaugural exhibition of ‘All + 10 Sorts’, Beltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Ireland

Château de Faverolles, Zurich, Switzerland
Ontwerpgroep Trude Hooykaas Architect, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT, USA
Garda Siochana (Irish Police Force) Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Office of Public Works, Dublin, Ireland
Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
President’s Office, Limerick University, Ireland
Murray O’Laoire Architectural Firm, Limerick, Ireland
Scott Walker and Tallon Architects Dublin Ireland
Monaghan County Museum, Monaghan, Ireland
Guinness Peat Aviation, Shannon, Ireland
K.P.M.G. Accountants, Dublin and Cork, Ireland
Irish Contemporary Art Society, Dublin, Ireland
Irish Ambassador to Britain, London H.E. Daithl O’Ceallaigh
Lloyds Insurance Brokers, London, England
Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon Law Firm, New York, USA
Readers Digest HQ USA, Pleasantville, NY, USA
Sony Electronics Corporation Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Leitrim County Council, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland
Butler Collection, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Hospitality Worldwide, Park Avenue, New York, USA
Watermark Investments, Fifth Avenue, New York, USA

Paintings included in major private collections in Ireland and the USA

2008 Individual Artists bursary, Leitrim County Council in association with Arts Council of Ireland
2007 Arts Council of Ireland, Travel and Mobility award
2005 Cultural Ireland (Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism Grant,) Ireland
1991 Yale University School of Art Full Scholarship
1990 Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Grant, for continued study at the New York Studio School
1989 Fulbright Scholarship, for postgraduate study the United States
1988 Arts Council of Ireland Individual Artist Bursary, for independent work
1987 Arts Council of Ireland Touring Grant, for 3 + 1 Touring Exhibition
1984 University College Cork, First Prize Award, Intervarsity Photographic Exhibition

2014-present Director, Lodestar School of Art, hybrid residency/studio intensive in painting led by internationally renowned guest artists from around the world, Glenstal Abbey, Ireland
2005-present Assistant Lecturer in Fine Art, Degree Level Access Programme, Galway-Mayo
Institute of Technology, Castlebar Campus
2000-present Assistant Lecturer in Fine Art, Degree Level Access Programme, Galway-Mayo
Institute of Technology, Cluain Mhuire Campus
1999-present Assistant Lecturer in Fine Art, Full-Time Degree Level Programme, Sligo
Institute of Technology

2007 The Arts at Yale, participants included Lisa Yuskavage, Robert Mangold and Sylvia Plymouth Mangold, Brice Marden, and Robert Storr, among others
1990 Invited to attend seminar in Washington, DC, entitled “US Foreign Policy in the Decade of the 1990’s’, which included dinner at the White House and a private evening at the Air and Space Museum; Invited to attend ‘Seminar on International Education’, included in forum with participants from Germany, India, Peru, Ghana and Ireland. Borough of Manhattan Community College
1989 Member of a select committee at the Office of the Consul General of Ireland, New York to promote Irish art and culture in the USA

2008 Invited to US Ambassador’s Residence in Dublin, Ireland for the opening reception of ART In Embassies exhibition, featuring American artists Milton Avery, Gifford Beal, Helen Frankenthaler, Eward Hopper, Sol LeWitt and Mark Rothko
2007 Invited to US Ambassador’s Residence in Dublin, Ireland for the unveiling of the Sol LeWitt wall drawing
2005 Constructed state-of-the-art studio to accommodate my art practice
1999 Founder/Director, ‘Bingo Hall Art Gallery’, in Brooklyn, New York, to show the work of emerging artists from around the world
1988 Founding Member, Dun Laoghaire Art Centre and Studios and 5A Centre, with John Renwick.
1987 Appointed Administrator of ‘All + 10 Sorts’, studio co-operative, Limerick, Ireland.
1986/88 Invited to direct Children’s Christmas Art Holiday at the National Gallery of Ireland, and again in 1988 for the 25th anniversary of the event, Dublin.
1984 Founding Member of ‘All + 10 Sorts’, studio co-operative, Limerick, Ireland.

2008 Chieco Shiona, ‘Denis Farrell’,, featured artist including interview, Japan
2006 Eric Gelber, ‘Paintings 1987-2004’, critical text in forthcoming publication on the private collection of Dora Vardis and Frederick Hamilton Salisbury, New York City
2005 Robert C. Morgan, ‘The Intimate Palimpsest’, catalogue essay, New Paintings 2005, Irish Arts Center, New York City; Ciarán Bennett, ‘Material Essence’, catalogue essay, New Paintings 2005, Irish Arts Center, New York City
2003 Brian McAvera, Irish Arts Review, Summer
Ciarán Bennett, ‘Doi Sitep in Leitrim’, catalogue essay, Faith, Limerick City Gallery of Art
2001 Aiden Dunne, ‘Denis Farrell at Taylor Galleries’. Irish Times, February
1998 Brian Fallon, ‘Denis Farrell at Taylor Galleries’, Irish Times, February
Aiden Dunne, ‘Reviews’, Sunday Tribune, February
Annah O’Sullivan, ‘Irish Art in New York’, Circa Art Magazine, Summer
Helena Mulkerns, ‘Painting the Big Apple Green’ (interview), Irish Times, January 6
1993 Peter Lukehart, ‘Selected Works by Contemporary Irish Artists’, catalogue essay, Fields of Vision, exhibition in honour of Seamus Heaney, Trout Gallery, Dickenson College, Carlisle, PA, USA
Nancy Staden, ‘New Talent at Alpha’, The Boston Globe, June 23
‘Dickenson Displays Irish Art Works’, Sunday Patriot News, March 14
1991 Brian Fallon, ‘Denis Farrell at Taylor Galleries’, Irish Times, August
1990 Helena Mulkerns, ‘Irish Art in the Big Apple’, Belfast News, July
‘Denis Farrell Exhibition’, Irish Echo, July
Helena Mulkerns, ‘Working with Wax’, Irish Voice, July
1989 Collette Sheridan, ‘Money on the Wall’, Image magazine, March
1988 Dorothy Walker, Irish Independent, June
Aiden Dunne, ‘Ideal Forms’, Sunday Independent, June 12
John Hutchinson, Irish Independent, June
Brian Fallon, ‘Jill Dennis and Denis Farrell at Taylor Galleries’, Irish Times, June
1987 David Brett, Circa Art Magazine, September/October
Fintan Power, ‘3 + 1 Show at Temple Gallery’, Irish Times, October 21
Clodagh Finn, Limerick Post, February 28
1986 Sam Walsh, ‘The New Generation’, Irish Arts Review, Spring
1985 Paul O’Reilly, ‘The New Generation’, Ballycasey Gallery Guide, October
John Hutchinson, In Dublin, August
Brian Fallon, ‘The Graduate Show’, Irish Times, August