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John Mulvany

b. 1967 in Kells, Ireland. Lives and works in Austin, Texas, USA

John Mulvany graduated from College of Art, Design and Print, Dublin, Ireland in 1990, and Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland in 2000. Mulvany has exhibited in multiple solo and group exhibitions in Texas, USA and Germany. Growing up in Ireland and immigrating to the US, Mulvany’s work explores the process of leaving and returning as a recurring experience that immigrants face. Mulvany explores themes of the various states of reclamation by nature, cycles of life and the passing of time. 

John Mulvany

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020 – The Pattern Days, Virtual Exhibition, Austin, Texas
  • 2019 – Secure the Perimeter, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin TX
  • 2014 – Momento Mori, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin TX
  • 2012 – The Lie of the Land, Texas Lutheran University, Sequin, Texas
  • 2010 – The Stations of the West, Julia Butridge Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2009 – Ghostsongs, Pump Project, Austin, Texas

Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 – We Talk to Colors Cloud, Tree Gallery, Austin Texas
  • 2005-2020 – East Austin Studio Tour Participant, Austin Texas
  • 2009 – Texas Biennial, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas
  • 2008 – One Someone Anyone, Galleri Urbane Marfa, Texas
  • 2007 – CANTANKER/us, Else Madsen Gallery Austin, Texas
  • 2007 – Stars of Texas Juried art show, Brownwood, Texas (Winner of Juror’s Prize) 
  • 2006 – Karaoke, Pump Project Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2005 – A prayer for Clean Water, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas
  • 2005 – Cross Ref, Pump Project gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 1993 – Three Irish Artists, Gallerie B, Frankfurt, Germany

Press & Publications

  • 2020, John Mulvany’s “Pattern Days” Is Haunting Your Google Docs, Austin Chronicle 
  • 2019, Eastside’s Past and Present Revealed in John Mulvany’s Latest Exhibit, Austin Chronicle 
  • 2019, With ‘Secure The Perimeter,’ Artist John Mulvany Sees His Own Paintings In New Ways, Kut 90.5


  • 1999-2000 – Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland
  • 1986-1990 – College of Art, Design and Print, Dublin, Ireland  

Works by John Mulvany

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