Studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland, (BA Hons Fine Art) 1986-90; University of Ulster at Belfast, Northern Ireland, (MA Fine Art) 1990-91.
Co-director at Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 1994-96.
Lecturer in Painting at Limerick School of Art and Design, 1997-2003.
Currently Lecturer in Painting at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, and a studio holder at PS², Spencer House, 69-71 Royal Avenue, Belfast.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2004 Perspective, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (curated by Vittorio Urbani)
John Moores 23, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (selected by Callum Innes, Gavin Turk, Ann Bukantas, Gill Hedley and Jarvis Cocker)
2006 Emerging Artists, RHA Ashford Gallery, Dublin (curated by Mark St John Ellis)
A Seed-of-Zero, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (curated by Peter Richards)
2007 The Double Image, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (invited to curate by Peter Richards, with accompanying exhibition book and essay as part of The Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art series)
2008 Kilkenny Visual Arts Festival (curated by Hugh Mulholland)
178th RHA Annual Exhibition, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin (invited artist)
2010 John Moores Prizewinners’ Retrospective, Seongnam Arts Centre, South Korea
2012 John Moores 2012 Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (selected by Angela de la Cruz, Fiona Banner, Alan Yentob, Iwona Blazwick and George Shaw)
2013 Between Two Worlds (with David Crone and Mark McGreevy), F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, Co. Down, N. Ireland (curated by Dr. Riann Coulter and Feargal O’Malley)
Long They Look and Deeply (with Jeffrey Dennis, Christopher Hanlon, Fiona Finnegan, Tim Millen, Andrew Cranston, Flora Moscovici and Hannah Casey), Satis House, Belfast (curated by Kim McAleese and Eoin Dara)
2014 The MAC International, Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast (curated by Francesco Bonami, Hugh Mulholland and Judith Nesbitt)
Selected Solo Shows and Projects
2005 Culloden, Context Gallery, Derry
2006 Scenes from Old Europe, New and Recent Paintings, RHA Ashford Gallery, Dublin
2009 Dunkelbunt, The Third Space Gallery, Belfast
2011 Hot and Cool, The Third Space Gallery, Belfast
2017 A Dream and an Argument, New Paintings, The MAC, Belfast
2019 Belfast-Type Pictures, Five Paintings and a Slide Show, PS², Belfast
2004 John Moores 23 Shortlisted Prizewinner
2005 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Major Individual Award
2008 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Award
2010 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Award
Dougal McKenzie at the third space, Belfast, by Maeve Connolly:
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