Denise Ryan studied painting at Limerick School of Art, Ireland, and had her first solo exhibition at the Thomond Gallery in Limerick after graduating. She has had several solo exhibitions and has exhibited extensively in open and invited shows, including the RHA and Oireachtas.


The most recent are:

2000 – Solo exhibition, Doswell Gallery, Limerick


2000-2003 – 75 Gallery, Limerick

Mrua Gallery, Ballyvaughan

‘East Meets West’ group show, Monaghan


2004 – 2 person exhibition, Metatron Gallery, Enniskerry, Wicklow

‘Flow of Minds’ invited exhibition, Loughrea, Galway

2 person exhibition, 75 Gallery, Limerick


2005 – Solo exhibition, Waterman Lodge Hotel, Killaloe


2006 – ‘An Boireann’ invited exhibition, Galerie Pomie, Dordogne, France

2 person exhibition, Russell Gallery, New Quay, Co Clare

Christmas exhibition, 75 Gallery, Limerick


2008 – Solo exhibition, Hunt Museum, Limerick


2009 – 2 person exhibition, Russell Gallery, New Quay, Co Clare


2011 – 3 person exhibition, Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney


2012-2013 – group exhibitions, 75 Gallery, Limerick



She had worked from her studio in Ballyvaughan until 2014 when she came to live in the Axarquia region of Andalucia, Spain. She now paints full-time at her studio in Pulgarin Alto, near Alfarnatejo.


Her work is in private and public collections in Ireland, including Failte Ireland, Chase Bank, PermanentTSB, University of Limerick and Clare County Council and in private collections in the UK, the US, France and Saudi Arabia.


Cortijo Pulgarin ‘Montaña Rosa’
Pulgarin Alto
Alfarnatejo 29194



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