Carol Hodder is self-taught Irish painter, who has exhibited widely around Ireland, in Beijing China and also at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London. In 2015 she won the Republic of Ireland Award for the UK’s National Open Art Exhibition, which took place at the RCA, London and toured  to the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. In 2017 she was invited to undertake a two month  Residency at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut which was grant aided by the Arts Council of Ireland. She is a Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, and is represented by Solomon Fine Art, Dublin ( and Catherine Hammond (www.hammondgallerycom)











          Skagastrond, Iceland 


           The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut                2017

           Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award


           The Republic of  Ireland Award, National Open Art,                London (NOA 2015)

           The Golden Fleece Award 2014 (shortlisted artist)

           The Ballinglen Arts Foundation; Fellowship and                       Residencies;


           Arts Council Travel Grant, Beijing, China, 2007

           B.I.G.C Beijing China

           The Pouch Cove Foundation, Newfoundland,                            Canada, 2006

           Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry, 2002 




           The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation           

           The Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art


           The Chichester Arts Trust

           Cork University Hospital, Millennium Collection

           The Druids Glen, Wicklow

           Limerick County Council

           Newtown School, Waterford

           Patrick J Murphy

           Scott Tallon Walker

           Bank of Ireland

           Bunnyconellan, Myrtleville

           Carlton Hotel Group

           The Pouch Cove Foundation, Newfoundland


Selected Exhibitions and solo shows;


         Solomon Fine Art: Spring/Summer /Winter Group show

         Art on a postcard - London


         Lismore Castle Arts / Verso Art Project

         Scoop Foundation 

         Catherine Hammond Fine Art    



          Facing North Solo Exhibition, Solomon Fine Art

         Solomon Fine Art, Summer Group Exhibition

          Art on a Postcard, for International Women's 

          Day, The Allbright, Mayfair, London

          Scoop Foundation, Auction, May 24th

          Solomon Fine Art, Spring Group Exhibiton Mar-Apr

          Catherine Hammond Fine Art



2019  Vue Contemporary Art Fair, RHA, Dublin

          Solomon Fine Art, Summer Group show, Dublin

          McKenna Gallery, Co. Tyrone

          Shortlisted  Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

          Solomon Fine Art, Easter Group Show

          Catherine Hammond Gallery

          Legacy Boyle Arts Festival 30th Anniversary                            Exhibition, Co. Roscommon 

2018   Solomon Fine Art, Dublin - Spring Group Exhibition, 

           Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon

           Skibbereen Arts Festival

           Solomon Fine Art - Solo (Aug/Sep)


2017    National Open Art (NOA) 2017, Bargehouse,  Oxo

           Tower Wharf, Southbank, London

           Solomon Fine Art, Dublin, winter exhibition           

           VUE Contemporary, RHA, Dublin

           Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon  July  2017

           Art on a postcard - secret auction London



2016  Shorelines - Catherine Hammond Gallery (solo)         

          CASE - Lavit Gallery Cork, Sep-Oct

          DRAW - Backwater Artists, Cork

          NOA, Arundel Castle, Sussex

          VUE Art Fair, RHA, Dublin Nov 3-6

          Art on a postcard - secret auction - Maddox Gallery,                 London


2015  NOA - The Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of                     Art, London

          Winners Exhibition, Pallant House Gallery                               Chichester

          Harrogate International Visual Arts Expo (HIVE)

          Art on a Postcard; Soho Revue Gallery, London

          VUE Contemporary, Royal Hibernian Academy,                       Dublin

          The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

          Catherine Hammond Gallery

          Skibbereen Arts festival


          Vue Contemporary, Royal Hibernian Academy,                       Dublin

          The Royal Academy summer exhibition, London

          On the Edge of the World, Ballina Arts Centre,                         Co. Mayo

          Catherine Hammond Gallery


          inside out, The Lime Tree Gallery, Kenmare  

          celebration,  Catherine Hammond Gallery,                               Glengarriff

          The Abscence of Realism, The Lavit Gallery,                           Cork


            CASe , The Lavit Gallery, Cork


            leanings,  Catherine Hammond Gallery,                                  Glengarriff;  (in conjunction with the                                         West Cork Literary Festival) (solo)


            on the edge of abstraction, Urban Retreat Gallery

           landmarks  Catherine Hammond Gallery,                                   Glengarriff (solo)          


            From Ballinglen to Cork, The Lavit Gallery,                             Cork

            Images from North Mayo, Courthouse Gallery,                         Ballycastle


             wetlands, The Pigyard Gallery, Wexford (solo)

             Through Irish Eyes, Bejiing Institute of Graphic                      Communication, Bejiing, China


             Tidelines, Gallery One Kilkenny (two person)


              Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin

              C2, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork


             Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin

             Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarriff, Co. Cork

             Decade II, The Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork

             Hillsboro Fine Art, 3 Annes Lane, Dublin 2


             Eigse Carlow Arts Festival

             Decade  The Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork

             Tidelines, Gallery One, Kilkenny (two person)

             40th Anniversary Exhibition', Lavit Gallery, Cork

             Ballinglen The Artists in Rural Ireland, Mayo                         General Hospital, Castlebar, Co.                                                 Mayo


             Oireachtais  Dunlaoighre County Hall, Dublin

             CASe 2002, Lavit Gallery, Cork

             Bass Contemporary Art Awards, Flowerfield Arts                    Centre, Waterfront Hall, Derry

             Belfast + Down Civic Arts Centre

             Art in St. Fin Barre's 2002, Cork

             Aisling Geal, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge,                    Co. Kildare


             Oireachtais , Dunlaoighre County Hall, Dublin

             Eigse  Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow

             Iontas , National Small Works Exhibition, Sligo,                      Belfast, and Cork

             Inside Cork, Lavit Gallery, Cork

             CASe Lavit Gallery, Cork

             Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast, Northern Ireland

             Ballinglen Artists', Lavit Gallery, Cork

             Cill Rialig project, Waterville, Co Kerry

             Caldwell Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

             The Lime Tree, Kenmare, Co Kerry

             Art of Love  Gallery 44, Cork


             COE 2000', Claremorris, Mayo (solo)

             Silent Echoes,  Kilmallock, Co Cork (3 person)

             Iontas  National Small Works Exhibition, Sligo,                        RHA Dublin, and Belfast

             Landmarks, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh Co. Cork (solo)


              Coast to Coast', Lavit Gallery, Cork

              Caldwell Gallery, Belfast

              Iontas, Sligo, Limerick and Belfast


              Ceramics and Small Sculptures', Lavit Gallery, Cork

              Caldwell Gallery, Belfast

              Iontas, National Small Works Exhibition

              Sligo, RHA, Dublin and Ormeau Baths, Belfast

              Newtown Connections, Garter Lane, Arts Centre,                     Wexford

              Cork University Hospital, 20th Anniversary                             Exhibition


             Source to Sea', Lavit Gallery, Cork

             Caldwell Gallery, Belfast

             The Antique Print Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA

             New Generations', Triskel Gallery, Cork

             Art Trail '97, Proby's, Cork

             The Dyehouse Gallery, Waterford


             Living Art' Liberty Hall, Dublin

             Caldwell Gallery, Belfast

             The Antique Print Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA


             Scoip'95' Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co. Kerry

             Iontas, National Small Works Exhibition

             Sligo, Dublin and Ormeau Baths, Belfast

             Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

             Spillers Lane Gallery, Clonakilty, Co. Cork


            Us Above', Lavit Gallery, Cork

            Uisce , Jameson Gallery, Midleton, Co. Cork

            Laid Bare', Wellspring Gallery, Tralee, Co. Kerry


             Royal Hiberian Academy, Dublin

             Iontas, National Small Works Exhibition, Sligo


             Royal Hiberian Academy, Dublin


             Royal Hiberian Academy, Dublin


           Board member Sirius Arts Centre from 2000-2005