Judy Carroll Deeley achieved a BA Hons. in Fine Art (Painting) from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2008, and an MA Hons. in Visual Art Practices from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Co. Dublin, 2011.

She awarded a Fellowship to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in 2015.

Her Still Life Project Making Strange was exhibited in The Ulster Hall for the month of December 2014.

She took part in the Rua Red Winter Open where her paintings Paraphernalia 1, 2 and 3 won the People’s Choice Award.

Her paintings featured in Three Degrees of Painting, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath, from 7th November 2013 to 6th December 2013.  The exhibition was curated by Carissa Farrell. This was a group show in response to an open call and also featured the work of artists Jennifer Trouton and Susan Connolly.

Her first solo show Pockets of Enchantment; Interiors on the Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow, was curated by the artist and curator, Patricia McKenna, in Pallas Contemporary Projects’ Summer Programme, July 2011.

Group shows include The Open Window Summer Show 2015,  Rua Red Winter Open 2014, Signal Open, 2014, Catalyst Arts’ Summer Show 2013, ‘Level’, Dunamaise Arts Centre, 2012 curated by Jock Nichols; Birr Arts Festival Open Submission 2012 curated by Joe Dunne, RHA; the Five Lamps Arts Festival 2011 curated by James Hanley, RHA; Bizarre Bazaar, Pallas Contemporary Projects, 2010; Public Gesture – Pirate Capital, MA Group Show, The Lab, 2010; and The Claremorris Open, 2009 curated by Tom Morton of the Hayward Galleries Project Space, London.


Rua Red Winter Open People’s Choice Award December 2014.
Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle Co. Mayo. April/May and July 2015.
Belmont Mill Artists’ Studios Residency, Co. Offaly. June, July and August, 2012.
Thesis Award, Degree Show 2008, National College of Art and Design.

Reviews and Articles

Something about Paint by Carissa Farrell, Curator, in the Irish Arts Review, Winter 2013.

‘Carroll Deeley’s work is palatable, beautiful, gentle, still and contemplative. But her still-life assortments sometimes hover and float and are painted so tentatively that there is a suggestion that something else is preoccupying the artist.’ 

(Three Degrees of Painting, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, 7th November – 6th December 2013.)

Graduating with Sophistication by Aidan Dunne, Art Critic, in the Irish Times, Wednesday 18th June, 2008:

‘Working with paint, Judy Carroll Deeley (NCAD) looked at our desire to make ideal interiors in architectonic compositions realised with great flair for pattern and a bold, very sure sense of colour’.
(Degree Show, National College of Art and Design, June 2008)

At the opening of the Three Degrees of Painting show:

‘Tender, compelling and enduring’
-Aidan Dunne, Art Critic

Making Strange, a Collection of Still Life Paintings by Judy Carroll Deeley
By Maebh O’Regan, Lecturer and Art Writer.

Judy Carroll Deeley at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation
By Dr Maebh O’Regan





© Judy Carroll Deeley 2016