Rory Breslin studied art at the National College of Art and Design. His further education saw him working in England, France, Czech Republic and Slovakia. He returned to Ireland where he co-founded the Head Sculpture gallery in Dublin. He lectured part-time in the National College of Art and Design in figurative sculpture. He has had numerous solo drawing and sculpture exhibitions and has executed a large body of public commissions. He is currently living in the West of Ireland.
1990 Sculpture, Head Gallery, Temple Bar Dublin, bronze, lead and wood sculpture
1991 Yellow, drawings, pencil and oil paint on paper, Head Gallery, Dublin
1991 Bromide, drawings, pen and ink on bromides, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin
1992 6figure, wood sculptures, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan
1993 Hominis Machina, wood sculptures, Irish Film Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
1994 Some attachments, some severance, drawings, charcoal on paper, Pantheon Gallery, Dawson St. Dublin
1995 Box Variations, drawings, charcoal and chalk on paper, Jo Rain Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin
1997 Zugzwang, bronze sculpture, Royal Hibernian Acadamy, Dublin
2004 Box variations II, bronze sculpture and pencil drawings, Chestnut St. Philadelphia, USA
2005 Without Title, bronze/plaster sculpture, pencil drawings, and film , Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
2007 Hominis Machina II, bronze sculpture and pencil drawings, Galerie Stam, Princengracht, Amsterdam
2010 Some attachments, and severance, bronze sculpture and drawings, Linenhall Arts Centre, Co. Mayo
Culture Ireland grant (Amsterdam), Department of Foreign Affairs award (Czech Republic), Arts Council travel and exhibition awards, Wicklow Co. Council exhibition award, Mayo Co. Council exhibition awards,
Group exhibitions include…
Irish Independents, Living Art, Temple Bar Gallery artists, Royal Hibernian Academy, Hallward Gallery. Kenny’s Gallery. Gormley Gallery, Solomon Gallery, Adams
Public Works include...
2000 Francis Stuart, bronze 480mm high, private commission, Dublin
2001 Kilmainham Gaol figure, stone 1200m high, Office of Public Works, Dublin
2001 Michael Davitt, bronze/stone 3400m high, Mayo Co. Council. Straide, Co. Mayo
2002 The Diver, bronze 1800mm high, private commission, Killala Bay, Co. Mayo
2003 Taraxacum Officionale, bronze dandelions 3500mm high, (with Lucy Hill) Wexford Co. Council, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
2003 Mart scene, three farm figures, bronze 1800m high, Mayo Co. Council, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo
2004 Alexander Flemming Monument, bronze/stone 1600mm high, private, Kilcon, Co. Mayo
2005 The helicopter, Sycamore seeds bronze/stone 1800mm high, Mayo Co. Council, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
2005 Bell Peal, bronze/stone 3200mm high, Mayo Co. Council, Knock, Co. Mayo
2005 Bluebells, bronze, 3400mm high, Ascon, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
2006 The shell-picker, bronze/stone 2200mm. Clare Co. Council. Cappa, Kilrush, Co. Clare
2006 Proclamation panel, bronze, 240 cm X 70cm, private
2006 The fire-eye. bronze/stone (with Lucy Hill), 3200mm high, (with Lucy Hill) Mayo Co. Council, Westport, Co. Mayo
2007 James Fintan Lalor, bronze/stone 4000mm high, Laois Co. Council, County Buildings, Portlaoise
2007 Keys, bronze/stone, 1800mm high, Mayo Co. Council, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
2008 Richard Crosbie Monument, bronze/stone 3400mm, Dublin City Council, Ranelagh, Dublin
2008 Sun Goddess, bronze/stone 2800mm high, private, Westport, Co. Mayo
2008 Ixion/The travails of a Mayo fisherman, bronze 2300mm high, private, Dublin
2009 Iris pseudacorus, bronze 4800mm high, Waterford Co. Council, Tramore, Co. Waterford
2009 Box Variation III, bronze/limestone, 1800mm high, private
2010 Seven Signatories, X7 bronze, Private, Dublin
2010 Michael Hartnett monument, bronze/limestone, 2500mm high, Limerick Co.Co., Newcastle West.
2011 Trifolium Scabrum, bronze 3000mm high, Meath Co. Council.
2012 The Emigrants, bronze, limestone, 2400 mm high. Longford Co. Co.
2013 General Séan MacEoin Memorial. Bronze, Limestone, 2800mm high. Longford Co. Co.
2013 1913 Commerative Coin, Silver. Central Bank of Ireland
2013 Ted Kennedy, bronze busts, Kennedy Homestead, Wexford. OPW.
2013 Chancellor Peter Malone, bronze. University of Limerick
2014 Tralee Rose, bronze, , 5000mm high, Tralee. Kerry Co. Co.
2014 Armagh Rail Disaster, bronze, limestone, The Mall, Armagh, Armagh City and District Council
2014 John McCormack, bronze, limestone. John McCormack Squre, Athlone, Westmeath Co. Co.
2014 Ernest Walton Commerative Coin, Silver. Central Bank of Ireland
2014 WB Yeats, bronze bust, National Library of India. Dept. Foreign Affairs
2014 Brian Boru Legacy Sculpture, bronze, limestone. Armagh Cathedral. Armagh City and District Council