Fergus Martin (born 18 January 1955 in Cork, Ireland is an Irish artist). He attended Blackrock College. He studied at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and was elected a member of Aosdána.
From 1979–1988 he lived in Italy, where he lectured in English Language at the University of Milan. He returned to Ireland to become a full-time painter. He attended the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in 1991.
Solo exhibitions include:
- Green on Red Gallery, Dublin (1994, '96, '99, 2001): Pipe Dreams;
- The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (2003): Six Paintings, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers (1996);
- Oliver Dowling Gallery (1990, 92).
In 2005, his work was included in Internationale Kunst in der Südwestkurve, in Karlsruhe, Germany, and in C2, Crawford Municipal Gallery of Art, Cork. In 2004, he took part in Dublin Connection at Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, and L’art d’être au monde in Melle[disambiguation needed], France in 2003.
He has received awards from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York and The Marten Toonder Award, as well as Arts Council bursaries (1994, 96, 99). His work is included in public collections such as The Irish Museum of Modern Art , The Office of Public Works and other public institutions. Along with photographer, Anthony Hobbs, he is part of the collaborative duo Martin & Hobbs. They exhibited in Dublin and Venice in 2003 and ev+a in 2005. Their work is included in the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
In June 2006, he held an exhibition of work in Dublin entitled "Storm". In October 2008, his work "Steel" was unveiled at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), where it adorns the pillars at the entrance to the grounds of the museum. Also in October 2008, his first new exhibition in more than two years opened at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.
In May 2009, he published his first book, entitled simply "Fergus Martin", in conjunction with the Hugh Lane Gallery.
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