Charles Tyrrell was born in Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland, in 1950. He studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, graduating in 1974. He lives and works in Allihies on the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork.

Charles Tyrrell is a member of Aosdána, an affiliation of creative artists, established by the Arts Council of Ireland to honour those artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland.

Solo Exhibitions


2016 Two Paths,  Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
2015 Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre.
2014 Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
2013 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast.
2012 Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan.
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.
2009 Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
2007 Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
2005 John Gibbons - Charles Tyrrell, Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
Fenton Gallery, Cork
2003 Fenton Gallery, Cork.
2002 Butler Gallery, Kilkenny.
2001 Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
2000 "Ten Years" R.H.A. Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
1999 Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
1998 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London.
1995 Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
1994 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London.
1992 Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
1991 Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
1990 West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen.
1989 Taylor Galleries, Dublin. (Drawings)
Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
1975 Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
1974 Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Selected Group Exhibitions


Take Five,  The Mill, Kinsale.
West Cork Masters,  Catherine Hammond Galley.
AIRMAIL,  Yanagisawa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
RHA Annual,  RHA Gallagher Gallery (Invited).
Martin Gale & Charles Tyrrell,  Clairemorris Gallery.
Art 14 London,  Catherine Hammond Gallery.
Celebration,  Catherine Hammond Gallery.
RHA Annual,  RHA Gallagher Gallery (Invited).
2/3,  Doswell Gallery.
Art Allihies, Allihies Copper Mine Museum, Allihies, Co. Cork.
Summer Exhibition, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarriff, Co. Cork.
The Moderns, IMMA, Dublin.
Paul Mosse & Charles Tyrrell, Claremorris Gallery, Claremorris.
The Weight of Light, VISUAL, Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.
Then and Now, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork.
Another Island: Contemporary Irish Art. The American Irish Historical Society, New York.
Substrata. Seán Shanahan / John Noel Smith / Charles Tyrrell.  Solstice Arts Centre,Navan.
“Painting by other means”  From the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales.
Alchemy, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath. 
Other Visions,  Purdy Hicks, London.
Irish Art of the Seventies, IMMA, Dublin.
C2, Contemporary Art from Cork, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork.
The West as Metaphor, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
After the Thaw, Recent Irish Art from the AIB collection. Crawford Municipal Art Gallery Cork
On Reflection, A selection from Bank of Ireland Collection. Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork.
In the Time of Shaking, Irish Artists for Amnesty International. IMMA, Dublin.
Lorraine Wall Selects, Glor, Ennis.
The Raw Not Cooked. Fenton Gallery, Cork. (Curated by Katherine Beug)
A Vision of Modern Art, In Memory of Dorothy Walker. IMMA, Dublin
2002 Line/Exploration, Lavitt Gallery, Cork.
2001 Gasteliste Kulturwerkstatt, Haus 10, Furstenfeldbruck, Germany.
2000 Dorothy Cross and Charles Tyrrell, Fenton Gallery, Cork.
Primal Means, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick.
Tony O’Malley Selects, Lavitt Gallery, Cork.
9 Paintings, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen. (Selected by Charles Tyrrell)
Charles Tyrrell and Sean Mc Sweeney, HypoGalerie, Salzsburg, Austria. 
4 Artists, Vangard Gallery, Macroom, Co.Cork.
1997 Banquet Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
(Critics Choice, D. Walker, A. Dunne.)
1996 Galerie Mediart, Paris.  (L’Imaginaire Irlandais)
NCAD 250, Drawings 1746-1996. RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
Visiting Artists 1995-1985. Graphic Studio Gallery and touring.
1995 Famine, Claremorris and travelling Ireland and USA.
1994 Living Landscape, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen.
Sligo Arts Festival Exhibition, The Model Arts Centre, Sligo.
1993 The Painted Earth, The Gallery at John Jones, London.
Cracow/Cork Exchange, Galeria Prymsat, Cracow, Poland.
Artists in Beara, Castletownbere, Co.Cork.
1992 Erin Cara, Contemporary Irish-Canadian Art, Montreal, Canada.
Artists in Beara, Castletownbere, Co.Cork.
1991 Irish Art of the Eighties, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin.
Parable Island, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool.
Abstract Representation, Triskel Art Centre, Cork.
Living Landscape, West Cork Arts Centre.
1990 Images from Ireland, Brussels.
Contemporary Irish Art, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London.
Irish Art-The European Dimension, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
1988 Living Landscape, West Cork Art Centre. 
  Baghdad International Festival of Painting  ( Invited)
1987 Images of Sweeney, Cibeal Cincise, Kenmare and Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.
Disposition ’87 An Introduction to Contemporary Irish Painting,  Brussels.
Surface and Structure, Two Person Exhibition with Theo Mc Nab, Douglas Hyde Gallery,
Trinity College, Dublin.
1986 The Allied Irish Bank Collection, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin.
1985 CAN, Crawford Gallery, Cork.
Contemporary Irish Drawings, The Robert Hull Flemming Museum, University of Vermont, USA
Paris Biennale, Museum of Modern Art, Paris. (Representing Ireland.)
EVA, Limerick.
International Festival of Painting  Cagnes-sur-Mere, France.
(Representing Ireland, received jury’s special mention.)
The International Connection, Roundhouse Gallery, London. (Part of Sense of Ireland Festival)
EVA, Limerick.
7 Irlande, Gallerie R, Stockholm, Sweden.
1973 Oireachtas Exhibition. ( 6 years )
Irish Exhibition of Living Art  (P.J.Carroll Award 1974) ( 3 years )