BIOGRAPHY


Leah Beggs

Leah graduated from Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design in Dublin in 1996 with a diploma in Fine Art. Originally from Dublin, she currently lives and works in Connemara, Co. Galway on the West coast of Ireland.

Her work forms part of various collections in Ireland including The Doyle Hotel Collection, Deloitte Art Collection, Savills Ireland, Garda HQ, Office of the Revenue Commissioners, An Bord Pleanála, Microsoft Irish Art Collection, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLR), Charleville Hotel Rathmines and The Stephens Hall Hotel Leeson Street. In 1998 & 2000, Leah was commissioned by the Office of Public Works to develop ten specific pieces which hang in the National Concert Hall and the Department of the Taoiseach respectively.

Recent solo exhibitions include Solomon Fine Art, Dublin (Sept 2016 & Oct 2014),  The Market Place Arts Centre Armagh (Jan 2013)The Kenny Gallery Galway (Feb 2009) The Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar (May 2009)  and The Signal Arts Centre Bray (Sept 2009) . She exhibits regularly in many group shows, selected group shows include RUA Belfast (Sept 2008), ‘Ealaíon at Lúnasa’ Group show directed by Galway City Museum, Galway Arts Centre and Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust (Aug 2009), CCA:RDS Dublin curated by Helen Carey (Nov 2010) ‘Not the Royal Academy’ Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London (Summer 2013 & 2014) and Barbabra Stanley Gallery, London (Summer 2015)

She is a founding and active member of uachtarARTS, a community arts group in Oughterard, Co. Galway.  In 2011 and 2013 she was awarded an Individual Artist Bursary from Galway County Council, and a purchase prize from the 2013 DLR Open Submission.