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Emma Roche is a visual artist working and living in Ireland. She holds an MA in Visual Arts Practices, IADT, 2010 and a BA in Fine Art Painting, NCAD, 2006. She has exhibited widely in Ireland and the UK and most recently had a solo show at the Lab Gallery, Dublin and had work in a group exhibition ‘Women Can’t Paint(…)’, at Turps Gallery, London. Other recent group shows include Hermione at Alexandra College,

Wexford Arts Centre and Periphery Space, Gorey. She was a recipient of the Arts Council Bursary Award in 2010 and her work is in private and public collections including the Office of Public Works Dublin (2018 and 2006) and Wexford County Council (2018).



2016-Present Turps Banana Art School, London, UK

2010 M.A. in Visual Arts Practices, I.A.D.T. Dublin (1.1)

2006 B.A. in Fine Art Painting, N.C.A.D., Dublin (1.1)


Selected Exhibitions



Group Exhibition, Green On Red Gallery (forthcoming, summer 2018)

Forward Slash, Solo Exhibition, The Lab, Dublin, Curated by Sheena Barrett

Women Can’t Paint (…), Group show, Turps Gallery, London. Curated by Marcus Harvey

Hermione Group Exhibition, Alexandra College, Dublin. Curated by Aisling Prior

Turps Cloud, Group Exhibition, Turps Gallery, London



Soul Beating, PERIPHERIES, Gorey School of Art. Curated by James Merrigan

Group Show, Wexford Arts Centre. Curated by Catherine Bowe and Helen Gaynor

Nasty Women, Knockdown Centre, Maspeth, Queens, New York.



Patient Staring, Wexford Arts Centre. Curated by Paul Doran

Expansive Traces, Group Show, Ormston House, Limerick, curated by Eimear Redmond

Selection Box, Talbot Gallery, Dublin



Core Gallery Open 2011, in partnership with Deptford X, London



CCA: RDS The RDS – Industries Hall, (Curated by Helen Carey)

Broken Yardstick. Solo Exhibition. Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co: Kildare

Art on the Balcony. RDS Art Fair. Dublin (Curated by Helen Carey)

Wildly Different Things New York Vs Dublin, The Observatory, St. John Rogerson’s Quay

Group Show, Galway Arts Centre


Public Gesture: An Exploration of Practice-Led Research, The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin.

Process Visible. Monstertruck, Francis Street, Dublin



Salon08, VINEspace, Bethnal Green, London (Curated by Andrea Tarsia, Cath Ferguson and

Kate Jones)

Una Cosa Mentale: A Mental Occupation, The Stone Gallery, Dublin

About Time, The Stone Gallery, Dublin

Éigse Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow IT, curated by RHA Director Patrick T. Murphy

Bing Bang Bong. Galerie Trouser and Shirt, 77-79 Redchurch Street, London



Iontas Small Works, “Fear Not”, Group Exhibition, Sligo Art Gallery, (Curated by Patrick Dempsey)

Tactile. The Otter Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex



Graduate Show. The National College of Art and Design, Dublin



New Irish Painting. Context Gallery, Derry

Group Show. Filmbase Templebar, Dublin 2



Private and public collections including the Office of Public Works, Dublin and Wexford County Council