Born in Canada
Lives and works in London & Northern Ireland



Lucent Space, solo presentation, Piccadilly, London


By This River, Annely Juda Fine Art, London


Flag- Iris, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York


Red Stars and Variations, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin


Well, Penthouse Gallery, Margate;
Her Nature, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin


In two Parts, 12 Star Gallery, London


Headland, The New Art Gallery, Walsall
Headland, Ulster Museum, Belfast
Still (dark), Matt's Gallery, London
Headland, RHA Galleries, Dublin


Headland, Limerick City Art Gallery and Museum, Limerick
Headland, Wilkinson Gallery, London


Quasi–Real & Branch–Like, Wilkinson Gallery, London


Green Light Wanes...Towner Art Gallery & Museum; Kerlin Gallery, Dublin


Venice, Marlborough Graphics


Chronicle of Orange, Wilkinson Gallery, London (publication)


Arborescence, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin


Recent Paintings (touring exhibition), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham / Milton Keynes
Gallery, Milton Keynes / BALTIC,
Gateshead, / Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea


Artemis Greenberg Van Doren, New York NY (publication)
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris


Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London


Gallery Deux, Tokyo, Japan
Peer, Peer Trust Gallery, London


Southampton City Art Gallery,
Southampton (publication)

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin


Galerie 102, Dusselsorf, Germany


Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool


Belongings, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin


Emilio Navarro Gallery, Madrid (publication)


Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (publication)


Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (publication)



Belfast College of Art, Fine Art Degree, Painting


Slade School of Art, University College, London, MA Painting


Futures & Pasts, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London 1st-29th June

Like Light at the beginning of the World, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin. 11th April-18th of May

Faraway so Close, NewRisen Gallery, Connecticut, USA-Feb 24th -March 23rd

2023:- Arcadia, for All? The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds: Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester

2022:- Terrain, Fox Jensen Gallery, New Zealand.

Bringing to Light, Towner Art Gallery & Museum, Eastbourne, UK;

Arcadia, Town House, London

2021:- Haunted Landscapes. St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington UK;

Blue Sky Thinking, Ulster Museum, Belfast

2020:- Shadows and Light, Southampton City Art Gallery and Museum, Southampton, UK;

2019:- Aerodrome, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK;

It'sGonna Rain, Contemporary Landscape, Watson Farley & Williams, London

2017:- Legacies: JMW Turner & contemporary art practice The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK;

A Certain Kind of Light Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne;
Public View, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

2016:- High Treason: Roger Casement Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin

Public View, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

2015:- Talking to Deptford Deptford X, London

Art Without Borders RHA Galleries, Dublin

2014:- Twixt Two Worlds Towner Art Gallery & Museum, Eastbourne, UK

Death & Dying MAG3 projectspace, Vienna, Austria;

Under the Greenwood, Gerald Moore, Gallery, London, UK

2013;- RUA Annual Exhibition,Ulster Museum Belfast;

Under the Greenwood, St Barbe Museum, Lymington, Hampshire, UK

2012:- Landscape, Hite Collection, Soeul, Korea

John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery & Museum, Liverpool (prizewinner)

2011:- Interlude, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin;
The Hunt Museum, Limerick
Art Council Collection;
Invited Artist Summer Show, Royal Academy, London

2009-10:- Known Unknown, Gallery LOOP, Soeul, Korea
Elizabeth Magill & John Frankland, The Russian Club Gallery, London,
Northern Print Biennale, Laing Art Gallery, Hatton Gallery Newcastle
Skies, Nottingham Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham2008

2007-08:- Royal Academy of Arts, Invited artist, London (winner of the Sunny Dupr;ee Award);

Paralell Remix, laura Hutton Gallery, New York, USA;

Double Interview, Artspace Hue, Seoul, Korea;

I–Myu Projects, London & Soeul Art Space, Seogyo;

Invited Artist Summer Show, Royal Academy, London

2006:- There not There, Crawford Museum, Cork;

Elizabeth Magill at Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Ireland;

Out of Place, The New Art Gallery, Walsall;

Melancholia, Andrew Jensen Gallery, New Zealand;

Siar, IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2004:- Landscape 2, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

2002-03:- Something Else (touring exhibition), Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland

2001:- I Love Melancholy, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland & Southampton City Art Gallery;

IMMA/Glen Dimplex Exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin;

Shifting Ground: Fifty Years of Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2000:- Places in Mind, Elizabeth Magill/ Adam Chodzko/ Stan Douglas, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

Primio Michetti 2000, Fondazione Michetti, Italy

1999:- 0044, PS1, New York and Allbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo/Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast/ Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork;

1996:- Artist Unknown, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK;

Irsk 96, Kulturfest, Arhus Kunstbyoning, Arhus, Denmark

1995:- IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art

1993;- New Voices, British Council Touring Exhibition

1992:- Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Welcome Europe, Holsoboro Kunstmuseum, Denmark (publication)1991A View of London, Salzburg Kunstverein, Austria (publication)

1990:- The British Art Show, McLennan Galleries, Glasgow / Leeds City Art Gallery / Hayward Gallery, London

Decoy, Serpentine Gallery, London (publication)

1983:- GPA, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin


2002:- The British Embassy, Yangon, Myanmar

1995:- Saarlandisches Kunstlerhaus, Saarbruken, Germany

1994:- Momart Fellowship, Tate Gallery, Liverpool


2008:- 'Venice' Print Project, Paragon/Paupers Press, Venice/London

2005/6:- Parlous Land, Paragon Press Publications, London

2001/2:- Multples x 6, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Piece of Paper Press, Artist's Books, London

1996:- Public Arts Development Trust, Heathrow Airport, London


1984 Boise Travel Scholarship
1983 GPA Award, Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin;

2016 Gold Medal for Painting, RUA, Ulster Museum
2010 Royal Academy of Arts, London, The Sunny Dupree Award
1997 London Arts Board
1995 British Council exhibition abroad funding
1989 Arts Council of N. Ireland; Alice Berger Hammerschlag Award, University of Ulster, Belfast



Allied Irish Bank
American Express
Arts Council of Great Britain
Arts Council of England, Ireland & Northern Ireland
Bank of Ireland
British Council
British Museum
Crawford Museum,Cork, Ireland
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
Contemporary Arts Society
Deliotte Art Collection
Deutsche Bank, London & Germany
De Beers, London
Dublin City Gallery,The Hugh Lane, Dublin
Government Art Collection, London
Guinness Peat Aviation, Ireland
Limerick City Art Gallery & Museum, Ireland
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Museum of Art
Neuberger Berman Collection, USA
Progressive, USA
Southampton City Art Gallery
IAWS, Ireland
Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA, Dublin
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, UK
Tate Gallery, London
Towner Art Gallery and Museum,UK
Ulster Museum, Belfast
University of Ulster, Belfast
New Art Gallery, Walsall
Worcester Museum and Art Gallery, UK


Elizabeth Magill: 'Her Nature', Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, 2020

Elizabeth Magill in conversation with William Feaver, Royal Drawing School, London 2019

Roy Foster’s talk on E.Magill (password = EM_HG), Europe House, 12 Star Gallery, London, 2019

Elizabeth Magill Interview, 'Headland' New Art Gallery, Walsall, 2018

Lorcan Murray interviews E.Magill for her show in Limerick City Art Gallery & Museum, 2017

Elizabeth Magill: 'Quasi-real and Branch-like', Wilkinson Gallery London, 2013

Culture Now: Elizabeth Magill, ICA, London. 2013



ALLSOP, Laura, Elizabeth Magill & John Frankland, Russian Club Gallery, London, artreview.com, 26th March 2009

ARCHER, Michael, 'A View of London', Salzburg, catalogue essay, 1991

ARCHER, Michael, Wilkinson's catalogue essay, 2008

BENNETT, Ciaran, 'Vistas on a Twilight Zone'. Irish Arts Review, Summer Issue, 2006

CAINES, David, Turps Magazine issue 27, Summer 2023, Elizabeth Magill Interview

COOMER, Michael, 'Elizabeth Magill', Wilkinson's Gallery, Time Out, Nov 20–27th 2002

CHAN, Suzanna, 'Places in Mind', Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, publication essay, 2000

CLANCY, Luke, 'Painting Outshines Electricity', The Irish Times, 2nd March 1995

CLARK, Robert, 'Elizabeth Magill' Liverpool, The Guardian, Thurs.,11th Aug., 1994

COXHEAD, Gabriel, 'Irish Eye', The Times, 11th August 2004

CROTHERS, Ben, Elizabeth Magill, ‘Headland’, Ulster Museum Belfast 11th May–23rd of September 2018, Visual Artists‘ News Sheet, July–August 2018

DAWSON, Barbara, The Hugh Lane Dublin City Art Gallery, publication essay, May 2004

DUNNE, Aidan, 'Elizabeth Magill – Headland', Art in Focus, 13th January 2018

DUNNE, Aidan, 'In Search of Boundless Territories', Irish Times, 3rd February 1999

DUNNE, Aidan, 'Going Out On A High Note', The Irish Times, 24th May 2001

DUNNE, Aidan, 'Moments of melancholy in an Enchanted forest', The Irish Times, 21st June 2006

DUNNE, Aidan, 'Some Fresh Takes on Landscape', The Irish Times, 9th November 2000

ETCHELLS, Tim, catalogue essay, Icon/Milton Keynes/Baltic/ 2004

FALLON, Brian, 'Breeze Blocks & Blue Squares', The Irish Times`, 30th August 1989

FALLON, Brian, 'Magill at The Kerlin', The Irish Times, 6th February.1992

FALLON, Brian, 'Eclectic Mix', new found landscape, The Irish Times, 27th December 1997

FERRI,David, 'Seeing Things', catalogue essay Fabjbasaglia, Rimini, 2005

FEAVER, William, 'When is a Door not a Door', The Observer, 28th January 1990

FLETCHER, Annie, Glen Dimplex Artists Awards, catalogue essay, 2001

FLETCHER, Annie, 'The British Art Show', Burlington Magazine, September 1990

GODFREY, Tony, 'A British Painting for the Nineties', Art in America, April 1991, no.4

GODFREY, Tony, 'Life in Venice', Untitled Magazine, Winter 1993/94

GODFREY, Tony, 'Tomorrows Painting', Painting Today, Phaidon Press 2009

GRAY, Joanna, 'Toolkit', Art of England magazine 100th Edition, interview with Elizabeth Magill, February 2013

GREENBURG ROHATYN, Jeanne, Circa, Issue 105, Autumn 2003

GREENBURG ROHATYN, Jeanne, catalogue interview, Artimis Greenberg Vandoren Gallery, NY 2002

HARBISON, Isobel, & NYS, Tom, Catalogue essays, Headland, publication, 2018

HARRISON, Sara, review, Art Monthly, 27/279

HARTIGAN, Marianne, 'Elizabeth Magill', Sunday Tribune, 21st February 1999

HEDLEY, Gill, 'New Voices', catalogue essay, British Council touring show, 1990

HENRI, Adrian, Arts and Entertainment, Evening Post, 4th August 1994

HERBERT, Martin, 'Elizabeth Magill', Time Out, Peer, 28th February – 7th March 2001

HILTON, Tim, 'Nebulous Landscapes', The Guardian, 16th May 1990

HOPKIN, Alannah, 'new found land scape at Kerlin Gallery', Sunday Times, 4th January 1998

HUBBARD, Sue, 'Show Business', 20/20 Magazine, 5th January 1990

JEWSBURY, Daniel, 'Places in Mind', Art Monthly, Issue No. 242, 2001

KENT, Sarah, 'Elizabeth Magill at the Arnolfini', Art in America, July 1990, No.7

KELLY, Liam, Thinking Long, Contemporary Art in Northern Ireland, Gandon Press, 1996

KUL–WANT, Christopher, 'Melancholy', Art Monthly, No. 253, February 2002

KYRIACOU, Sotiris, 'Under the Influence', Artist Newsletter, April 1995

LAWS, Joanne, 'Biographical Landscapes', The Visual Artists Newsheet, September–October 2017

LEACH, Cristín, 'Far across yonder red', Art, The Sunday Times, 17th September 2017

LEAHY, Billy, 'Rich counsels in the trees', Kerlin gallery review, village.ie Thurs, 29th June 2006

LOBBOCK ,Tom, 'Decoy', The Sunday Independent, 20th May 1990

LOBBOCK, Tom, 'Elizabeth Magill, Milton Keynes', The Guardian Guide, 17th July 2004

McKenzie, Dougal, Subjects of the Painter, Interviews on contemporary painting, 31st January 2011

MAC GIOLLA LEITH, Caoimhin, 'Into the Light', Arts Council of Ireland 100 years celebration catalogue, January 2013

MAC GIOLLA LEITH, Caoimhin, 'Journey's by moonlight', publication essay, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Dublin 2003

MAC GIOLLA LEITH, Caoimhin, 'The Lie of the Land', Southampton City Art Gallery, catalogue essay, April 1999

MAC GIOLLA LEITH, Caoimhin, 'Six artists in search of Landscape', Eire–Ireland,Volume XXX111, 3&4, Spring 1999

NIALL MAC MONAGLE, 'Starry Starry Nights...', Irish Independent, May 30th 2021

MAYOCK, John, 'Exhibitions and Experiments at IMMA', Sunday Tribune, February 1995

MCAVERA, Brian, 'Shadowlands', Irish Arts Review, Winter Edition, December 2017–February 2018

MCPARLAND, Brenda, IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artist Award, Feb 1995

MITCHELL, Steve, Without Boundaries:"Irish" Art at the Albright–Knox,Artvoice p22,7th –13 Oct., 2000

MITCHELL, Steve, 'Without Boundaries', Artvoice, 3rd October 1999

MORONEY, Mic, 'Elizabeth Magill', Kerlin Gallery review Circa, 1994

NYS, Tom, interview S.M.A.K ,Kunst pp80, October 2005

O'DONNELL, Jessica, 'Discover Art', catalogue essay, Dublin City art Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Dublin, 2007

O'HAGAN, Sean, 'Musing on the Mundane', The Face, July 1990

O'KANE BOAL, Marianne, Art Review Feature, Elizabeth Magill, Headland, Perspective Magazine, Summer 2018

RUSSELL–TAYLOR,John, "Taking a Narrow View', British Art Show review, The Times, Friday the 26th Jan 1990

SAVAGE, Joanna, Feature, News Letter, Friday 11th May 2018

SCHLIEKER, Andrea, 'Decoy', catalogue essay, Serpentine Gallery, London, 1990

SCHWENDENER, Martha, 'Elizabeth Magill' ,Artforum, Summer edition 2003

SEARLE, Adrian, catalogue essay, Gallery Emilio Navarro. Madrid, 1991

SIMM, Florian–Olivier, Contemporary Art in Print, Paragon Press 2001–2006, Booth–Clibborn 2006

SMYTH, Cherry, Wilkinson Gallery, catalogue essay, 2008

SNODDY, Stephen, Arnolfini/Kerlin, catalogue essay, 1989

SVERAKOVA, Slavka, 'Elizabeth Magill, Headland, Ulster Museum Belfast', 15th May 2018, https://slavkasverakova.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/elizabeth-magill-headland-ulster-museum/

TAYLOR, John–Russell, 'Taking a Narrow View', The Times, 26th January 1990

TIPTON, Gemma, 'Arts & Ideas', The Irish Times, 11th October 2017

TYKKYLAINEN,Mia, 'Something Else' catalogue essay, Turku Art Museum, Finland 2003

WAGNER, Nicholas, 'Elizabeth Magill', CV Magazine, December 1989

WAGNER, Nicholas, 'The British Art Show', CV Magazine, September/November, 1990

WALKER, Dorothy, Modern Art in Ireland, Lilliput Press, 1997

WALKER, Dorothy, 'All that Glitters', Sunday Times, 7th February 1999

WILSON, Andrew, 'Making the Viewer Present', Art & Design Magazine, No. 42 'The Ideal Place' July Issue, 1995

WILSON, Andrew, 'Landscapes of Paintings', catalogue essay Icon/Milton Keynes/Baltic/Glynn Vivian show 2004