Recent/Upcoming Exhibitions :

Galerie Claudine Legrand

rue de Seine

Summer 2015 (dates TBC)

Various galleries, art fairs and exhibition halls across Europe. Email for updates.

Chez Papa Jazz Club - ongoing exhibition of portraits of jazz greats

Saint-Germain-des-Près, PARIS 75006

Les Halles Saint-Gery

April 2014

Brussels, Belgium

American University in Paris

6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75005

<Inside the Artist’s Studio>

5 March - 4 April 2013

Vernissage: 5 March 18.00-21.00h

Conference/Talk by Professor Patrick Healy at 19.00h

Communiqué de Presse FR

Press Release:  ENG    Chinese普通話

Les Halles Saint-Gery

7 March-28 April 2013

Brussels, Belgium

Another World is Possible

deYoung Museum

San Francisco, USA

5 April 2013



Another World is Possible

War Memorial Veterans Building

San Francisco, USA

27 April 2013

Grand Palais, Paris

Nov-Dec 2012

(Official Selection -

Salon des Artistes Français/

Art en Capital)

(Galerie Selective Art (Paris - Permanent Exhibition), KBK (Paris Dec 2011-Oct 2012) Galerie Iconclastes (Paris - March 2011), Salon d’Automne Paris 2010 and 2009, Galway Arts Festival July 2011, Cork Jazz Festival 2011/2012, JSC Modern Art Gallery (Paris), Art Fair 09 RDS, Buckley Fine Art, Leinster Gallery, Oisin Gallery, Sandford Gallery...

Mia exhibits widely throughout Europe. For information on upcoming exhibitions and events, please email:


Prix de Peinture 2009

Salon d’Automne de Paris

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2013 - Finalist Selected Artist

(UK television - Storyvault Films )

Sky Television Arts Competition London 2010 - Finalist

Celeste Prize 2010


The Guardian Newspaper’s

London Lives Competition 2010 (Finalist)

Thames & Hudson Prize 2010

Picture Works

Mia Funk Spirits Prize

in association with Indiana University Northwest

Aesthetica Magazine’s Prize 2010

Creative Works Finalist

Momaya Prize 2014

Honorary Mention

KWS Hilary Mantel Short Story Prize 2014

Long List

Doris Gooderson Prize 2014

Short List

The Guardian Newspaper

Best Artwork - Month of October - Witness Series

The Picture Works People’s Choice Award - Short list


Dublin Writers Museum (group portrait of Irish writers)

Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris (Portrait of Samuel Beckett, Portrait of Francis Bacon)

American Writers Museum, Chicago

    (in progress)

U.S. Library of Congress (artwork+poetry collaboration with poet Heather Hartley, inspired by the work of César Vallejo)

UC Berkeley Archive/Collection

    (glass artwork)

Office of Public Works, Ireland

    (Cork City, Guinness behest)

FIU World Art Collection, Amsterdam (figurative artwork)

Indiana University Northwest Archive/Collection (artwork Memory of Water series)

American University of Paris...





Slice Magazine (USA)

The Guardian (UK)

Litro (UK/USA magazine + podcast)

Tin House (USA)

Minetta Review (NY)

Galeries et Musées (France)

North American Review

Irish Examiner Newspaper

The Irish Independent Newspaper

Univers des Arts (France)

La Gazette des Arts (France)

Vingt Paris (France)

Visual Artists Ireland

Five Dials (Penguin Books/Hamish Hamilton)

Spirits Magazine (USA)

Cork Independent Newspaper (IRL)

Cork News (Ireland)

Vivre Paris

Vingt Magazine Paris (France)

Her Royal Majesty Magazine (FR, Canada)


Social & Personal Magazine (Ireland)

The Dubliner Magazine (Ireland)

Totally Dublin Magazine

Irish Arts Review / Irish Art Buyers Guide

Aesthetica Magazine (UK)

Tulane Review

Hot Press Magazine (Ireland)

Arena - RTE (Raidió Teilifís Éireann)

Irish Arts Review

The Irish Times / The Ticket

The Dubliner Magazine

Gay Community News

Metro Magazine

Totally Dublin

In Dublin Magazine

Phoenix Magazine

Irish Arts Review

The Kingdom

Riprap Journal (USA)

The Irish Times Newspaper

The Sunday Business Post (Ireland)

The Herald Newspaper (Ireland)

World Radio Paris (Expo Paris)

Revolution Art

The Incubator Journal (Ireland)

Momaya Annual (UK)

Waypoints Magazine (USA)

Cha Asian Literary Journal (Hong Kong)

Firewords (UK)


I am looking to expand my representation.  Queries from galleries welcome, particularly France, Europe, US and Asia.   contact


I accept portrait commissions from individuals and groups. I travel for commissions and can work from sittings or photos.   contact

My public commissions have included many portraits of prominent figures in the field of art & entertainment, including a group portrait celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and (presently) a large group portrait for the American Writers Museum, Chicago. I also have portraits in public collections, including the Dublin Writers Museum, Centre Culturel Irlandais de Paris, US Library of Congress, U.C. Berkeley Collection. I recently painted Garrison Keillor for the 40th anniversary of his radio show, A Prairie Home Companion.


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