Richard Forrest (born 1988, Youghal, Co. Cork) at present, lives in Cork city where he is currently working as a practising artist. He graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2011 with first class honours in his studio practice. Forrest is a founding member of Sample Studios. He also works as a gallery facilitator in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. In 2011, he was awarded the Tyndell Purchase prize, the CIT Registrars Prize: Research Bursary, the Ciaran Langford Memorial Bursary Award (6 month residency at Backwater studios), the Cork Printmakers Studio Bursary Award and the Joinery Graduate Selection Prize for his work at last year’s Crawford degree show exhibition, C:/forward (2011). Forrest’s practice is multi-disciplinary
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Name: Richard Forrest
2012: The Reading Room, (Group Show) Crawford Gallery, Cork City.
2012: Richard Forrest and Emanuel Rohss at Catalyst, Belfast
2012: NEU/NOW ONLINE Festival 2012 (International Festival)
2012: Persistence of Vision (Solo Show) in The Joinery gallery, Dublin
2011: Distill Life, (Group show) NUIG Arts Millenium Building, NUIG, Glaway.
2011: CCAD/LSAD Graduate Selection 2011, (Group show) The Black Mariah, Cork.
2011: Uncanny Sound (Group show) Tactic gallery, Cork
2011: Your Video Here (Group show) Limerick
2011:Have You Seen My Monkey (Group show, Arts Festival) Banaher, Offaly
2011: C/:forward C.C.A.D BA(Hons) Degree Exhibition 2011, (Group Show) Crawford College of Art and Design, Sharman street, Cork.
2010: Offset festival; For The Love of (Group show) Mill Street Studios, Dublin
2010: Bandon Arts Fest, Cork contemporary Projects (Group show), Bandon, Cork
2010: Bounce, (Crawford B.A show)
2008: Cit Arts Fest 2008 (Group show), Bishopstown, Cork
2007: Cumulus, (Group show) Cork Vision Centre, Cork, 2007.
2006: Colaiste Steafoin Naofa, (Group show)
2011, C:/forward catalogue
The Avant, (review Uncanny Sound) September 24.
Date: 2007-2011, Honours degree in Fine art, Crawford College of Art and Design
Date: 2006-2007, Art, Craft and Design, Colaiste Steafoin Naofa
Backwater Artists Group Ciaran Langford Memorial Bursary Award (2011)
Cork Printmakers Studio Bursary Award (2011)
CIT Registrars Prize: Research Bursary (2011)
Tyndall Purchase Prize (2011)
The Joinery Graduate Selection Prize (2011)
Interviewed as part of TG4 culture program “Imeall”
Founding member of Sample Studios
Gallery Facilitator at The Lewis Glucksman Gallery