About Me

​I strive to create paintings that are representative of reality and psychologically intriguing.  Quite spaces for reflection or strange juxtapositions occur frequently in my work. They mix classicism with contemporary characteristics. Figures are my favorite subject to paint. They are almost portraits, not entirely about the individual, casual and approachable.  Choices of pose, composition, and color reflect my personal experiences and aesthetics.

Grace Doyle (formally Grace Sweeney)

EDUCATION

Towson University (Baltimore, MD) MFA candidate, December 2023, Studio Art

University of Baltimore (Baltimore, MD), MBA, May 2019

Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD) BFA, December 2009, Painting, Minor: Art History

Odd Nerdrum School (Stavern, Norway) Summer 2009

International School of Painting Drawing and Sculpture (Montecastello di Vibio, Italy) Summer 2007

MICA Summer Study Abroad Program (Aix-en-Provence, France) Summer 2005 

AWARDS

2019 Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council 

2017 Award of Excellence, 10th Annual Juried Exhibition, Towson Arts Collective

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Alchemy of Art (Baltimore, MD)

Marski Bar (Baltimore, MD)

2015

Baltimore County Public Library (Carney, MD)

Charmed Life Art Gallery & Tattoo Studio (Baltimore, MD)

2014

Local Scenes, TruAx Custom Frames (Baltimore, MD)

2011

Chameleon Café Restaurant (Baltimore, MD)

2008

Chameleon Café Restaurant (Baltimore, MD)

2005

Chameleon Café Restaurant (Baltimore, MD)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Zip 21214: art/work/home, Hamilton Gallery/ Artscape Gallery Network (Baltimore, MD)

2018

Towson Arts Collective presents: Cornucopia, Hereford Library (Hereford, MD) Juror: Peggy Hoffman

Finding Sanctuary, Hamilton Gallery/Artscape Gallery Network (Baltimore, MD)

Faithfully Rendered, MAXgallery (Baltimore, MD)

2017

Contemporary Realities, Mud and Metal (Baltimore, MD)

Vantage, Hamilton Gallery (Baltimore, MD)

10th Annual Juried Exhibition, Towson Arts Collective (Towson, MD) Awards Judge: Gerald Ross

Mark S. Sanders & Grace Sweeney, The Arthouse, (Baltimore, MD)

2016

From Fur to Feathers VII, Schuler School of Fine Arts (Baltimore, MD) Juror: Grace Kim

Unobstructed, Hamilton Gallery (Baltimore, MD)

2015

Reflections on Color, Hamilton Gallery (Baltimore, MD)

Grace Sweeney & Ned Epps, TruAx Custom Frames (Baltimore, MD)

2014

Women of All Ages, Towson Arts Collective (Towson, MD)

2010

Keenan Derby & Grace Doyle, Towson Framing Gallery (Baltimore, MD)

MICA 2010 Commencement Exhibition, MICA (Baltimore, MD)

2009

The Art of Illustration, Towson Arts Collective (Towson, MD) Jurors: Warren Linn and James Warhola

2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Towson Arts Collective (Towson, MD) Juror: Doreen Bolger, BMA

Open House Exhibition, MICA (Baltimore, MD)

Local’s Show, Definition Gallery (Baltimore, MD) Jurors: Daniel Fountain and Kim Suter

Reaccreditation Exhibition, MICA (Baltimore, MD)

2007

Student Group Exhibition, International School of Painting Drawing and Sculpture (Montecastello di Vibio, Italy)

2006

Baltimore School for the Arts Commencement Exhibition, Eubie Blake Center (Baltimore, MD)

Kiriko Brindley & Grace Doyle Recent Works, Chameleon Café Restaurant (Baltimore, MD)

2005

Student Group Exhibition, MICA Summer Study Abroad Program (Aix-en-Provence, France)

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