Eithne Jordan was born in Dublin. She studied at Dun Laoghaire School of Art from 1972-76.   She has lived for periods of time in London and Berlin (where she went initially on a DAAD scholarship) and currently divides her time between Ireland and France.  She has exhibited widely in Europe, and is a member of Aosdana and the RHA.  Her work is in major public and private collections in Ireland, Europe and the U.S.

Solo Exhibitions


  • Tableau, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

  • When Walking, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny


  • Street, RHA Gallery, Dublin

  • En Route, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

  • Small Worlds, The MAC, Belfast


  • Street Stills, Assab One, Milan, Italy


  • Night in a city, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin


  • City, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; West Cork Arts Centre, Cork; Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; The Dock, Carrick-on- Shannon

  • Fenderesky Gallery,Belfast

  • Grennan Mill, Kilkenny Arts Festival


  • Galway Arts Centre, Galway


  • Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

  • Rubicon Gallery, Dublin


  • Rubicon Gallery, Dublin


  • Centre Culturel Joel-Le-Theule, Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France


  • Rubicon Gallery, Dublin


  • Paintings 1990-1998 , Model Arts Centre, Sligo

  • Rubicon Gallery, Dublin


  • Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick


  • Rubicon Gallery, Dublin


  • Rubicon Gallery, Dublin


  • Riverrun Gallery, Dublin

  • Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

  • Triskel Arts Centre, Cork


  • Riverrun Gallery, Limerick

  • Hendricks Gallery, Dublin


  • Lincoln Gallery, Dublin


  • Project Arts Centre, Dublin


  • Peacock Theatre Gallery, Dublin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 — This Is Not Architecture, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda | Summer’s Coming, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia | Drawing Now,  Paris | RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin

2016 — RealReal, curated by Colin Martin, Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford | Eithne Jordan and Marcel Gähler, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia | Airmail, curated by Richard Gorman, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast and Assab One, Milan | RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin.

2015 — Finders and Keepers, Artworks from the State Collection, Dun Laoghaire Lexicon | New Works, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast | Meditation on Plates, curated by Nuala Goodman, Irish Pavilion, Expo Milano | RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin | RHA New Acquisitions, RHA Gallery, Dublin | Airmail, curated by Richard Gorman, Yanagisawa Gallery, Saitama, Japan.

2014 — Horse Drawn: Contemporary Artists Study the Form, Gallery of Photography, Dublin. In the Land of Tib and Tom, Rubicon Projects, Assembly Rooms, Dublin. Meditation on Plates, curated by Nuala Goodman,Casino Marino, Dublin. A Poem for Raoul and Agnes, curated by Sherman Sam, Ancient and Modern, London

2013 — The Future Perfect: We Are Here, Rubicon Projects, Brussels. Carlow Arts Festival, Invited Artist, Visual Centre for Contemporary Arts, Carlow

2012 — From Highwood to Home, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork. Making Familiar, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin.

Selected Bibliography

Eithne Jordan, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Declan Long, Artforum, March 2018   

Tableau, Barbara Dawson, Eithne Jordan Tableau, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 2017

Waiting Rooms: Eithne Jordan’s Interior Spaces, Logan Sisley, Eithne Jordan Tableau, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 2017

Subject, Painting, Sherman Sam, Eithne Jordan Tableau, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 2017

Inside & Out, Brian McAvera, Irish Arts Review, Vol 34, Autumn 2017

Mansion I, Curator’s Choice, Margarita Cappock, Irish Arts Review, Winter 2015

Eithne Jordan interview with Vincent Woods, Arts Tonight, RTE Radio. 12/11/2012

Eithne Jordan, RTE The Works, 22/11/2012

Eithne Jordan’s Electric Tenebrism, James Merrigan, Eithne Jordan Street, RHA 2012

The Interior of a House, Colm Tobín, Eithne Jordan Street, RHA 2012

The tired worn textures of a city’s teeming streets, Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 28/11/2012

Voyage de retour, Kevin Barry, Irish Arts Review, Autumn 2012 

Eithne Jordan Small Worlds, Ben Street, The MAC, 2012

Water in your ears, Ilaria Bernardini, Frammenti di Citta: Street Stills, Assab One, 2011

A serene vision of Vienna, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 17/2/2010

Where have the people gone? Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 30/11/2007

Small Worlds, essay by  Gemma Tipton, Eithne Jordan “City”, Centre Culturel Irlandais/ West Cork Arts Centre/ Rubicon Gallery

Still Life, interview with Eimear McKeith, the Event Guide, 6/10 2004

A landscape set in concrete, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 5/6/2004

Art of the everyday, Aisling McCrea, the Irish News, 5/6/2004

Eithne Jordan, essay by Stephen McKenna, Eithne Jordan catalogue, Ormeau Baths Gallery & Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.  2004

The Paintings of Eithne Jordan, Kevin Barry, Eithne Jordan catalogue, Centre Culturel Joel-le Theule, Rubicon Press.  2001

The profound nature of the ordinary, Catherine Marshall, Eithne Jordan catalogue, Rubicon Press. 1998

Aidan Dunne, review, The Sunday Tribune, 9/4/1998

Brian Fallon, review, The Irish Times, 31/3/1998

When time began to rant and rage: figurative painting from 20th Century Ireland, University of California Art Museum Berkeley. 1998

Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times, 18/3/1998

The life of painting, Dorothy Walker,  Modern Art in Ireland. 1997

Re/Dressing Cathleen: Contemporary Works from Irish Women Artists, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College. 1997

Eithne Jordan in conversation with Mairead Byrne, Works 16, Gandon Editions. 1994

A New Tradition,  Irish Art of the Eighties, Douglas Hyde Gallery and Gandon Editions. 1988

Eithne Jordan, Leland Bardwell, Eithne Jordan Catalogue, 1988

Eithne Jordan and Anita Groener, catalogue essay, Dorothy Walker. 1987

Practices and issues into the future, Joan Fowler, Irish Women Artists, Douglas Hyde Gallery. 1987

Contemporary Women Artists,  Aidan Dunne, Irish Women Artists, Douglas Hyde Gallery. 1987

Edge, catalogue essay by Aidan Dunne

A quiet revolution in Irish Art, Aidan Dunne, In Dublin. 1982

Eithne Jordan interview with John Hutchinson, The Irish Times. 1982


Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; State Art Collection; Arts Council of Ireland; Contemporary Irish Arts Society; A.I.B.; Bank of Ireland; St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin; Dublin City Libraries; Vincent Ferguson Collection; G.P.A. Collection; Jefferson Smurfit PLC; Collection of Maurice & Marie Foley; Collection of F.X. Buckley; The Irish Museum of Modern Art; McMullen Museum Of Modern Art, Boston; Sligo Municipal Art Collection; Private Collections in Ireland, Germany, U.K., France, and U.S.  


2016 — The Tony O’Malley Residency

2012 — DIT studio residency

2011 — Culture Ireland Travel Grant

2010 — RHA studio residency

2009 — Artist-in Residence, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2007 — Arts Council Travel Award

2005 — Artist-in- Residence, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris | Artist’s Fellowship, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Mayo

1994 — E.V.+A. prize for painting 

1990 — Elected member of Aosdana

1986 — Guinness Peat Aviation Award

1985 — Arts Council Bursary for painting

1984/85 — DAAD Scholarship to Hochschule Der Künste, West Berlin

1982 — Arts Council Bursary

1980 — Independent Artists Large Scale Painting Award

1978 — Arts Council Bursary