Casey Walshe


Casey Walshe (they/ them) b.1988, is a trans masc visual artist based in Dublin. At present, the motif of the flower is the starting point for their work, which is based in painting and sculpture. The artworks are love letters to, memories of, and portraits of lovers and friends. Casey’s recent paintings point back to earlier works about the brain and the heart and point forward to abstraction and self authorship. The paintings are love stories branching from the tradition of minimalist figurative abstraction.

In the process of making, pressing questions have emerged about queer desire, memory, fantasy and reality. Casey is now assembling their most autobiographical work, dealing with themes of discomfort, lust, growth, expansion and retraction – much like the cyclical stages of a flower.

Casey Walshe studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, graduating in 2010. They have recently received The Next Generation Award from The Arts Council of Ireland 2022. Previous solo exhibitions include TENDER at The RHA Gallery Dublin, 2023, Come on baby at Limerick City Gallery of Art 2023 and Beatland at Pallas Projects Dublin 2017. Previous group exhibitions include The Pleasure Ground at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin 2022, and ARTWORKS at Visual Carlow 2019. Their work has been acquired for Irish state collections including The OPW, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Trinity College Dublin, The Arts Council of Ireland, The Royal College of Surgeons and The Central Bank.

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