About me, Rochelle Lucey
Hi, I am an artist living and working in my hometown of Killorglin, County Kerry on the south-west coast of Ireland. I graduated in 2012 with BA Honours in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design. My work has been showcased in several businesses around Kerry, you may have even seen a few pieces in restaurants and hotels.
I have been a part of numerous group shows over the years, including exhibitions at K-Fest. My first solo show was held in the Limerick Printmakers Gallery in 2013 entitled “No Diesel” which was a series of oil paintings on canvas contemplating the ideas around the Irish recession and the detrimental effects it had on the country.
My second solo show was titled ‘The Establishment’, which took place in The Chapel on the Hill, Killorglin. Since then I have been actively involved with K-Fest for the past few years. Assisting with the curation of the artists and their work to be shown at the festival across the town of Killorglin. In 2020 I was appointed as Arts Director for the ‘KFEST Music and Arts Festival’.
I am currently Artist in Residence at both St Josephs National School in Castlemaine and in Milltown Primary School for 2019/20. I have also been an artist in residence from 2009 to 2011 in Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin under the Kerry County Council Artists in Schools Scheme. During my time there I worked on large scale graffiti art projects and sculptural mosaics with children of all ages.
I was lucky to be the recipient of the inaugural Tom Fox Exhibition Award 2012, a bursary kindly provided by the Fox family to commemorate the Limerick-based painter Tom Fox’s untimely passing in September 2010. A prolific artist, he exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. This award was created in his name by the Fox family to encourage a graduate painter in the early stages of their career by having a prominent solo exhibition in a well-established gallery. Limerick Printmakers Studio and Gallery are delighted to be in a position to facilitate this solo exhibition