Of Irish nationality and based in Spain, Erin de Burca is a self taught artist who has been painting professionally since 2006. For many years her inspiration came from architecture and the built environment, in particular the Dublin suburbs where she grew up. In recent years, her appreciation of nature has found its way into her work and led her to be inspired both by the coastline where she currently lives and her memories of African wildlife. Her interest is in conveying the sense of presence we achieve when in natural surroundings and an appreciation of simple everyday moments in nature. 


Erin de Burca (1960)  

Solo shows

2016     Erin de Burca & Holly Rees Recent Works, GXGallery, London

2012     Suburbia  University of Murcia, Spain

2011     City Soul   State-of-the-Arts Gallery, Hong Kong 

2010     Suburbia   The Bad Art Gallery, Dublin

2008     Urban Solitude   The Bad Art Gallery, Dublin 

Group shows (selection)

2019    Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London

2017    Cabinet of Wonders, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo

              41st National Painting Award, Pego, Alicante, Spain

              12th Sant Jordi Fine Arts Award 3D Art, Bellpuig, Catalonia, Spain

              Spring Collection, GXGallery, London

2016    Affordable Art Fair (GXGallery), New York

              Landscape Twenty16 at the Gherkin, London

2015    Forty by Forty, GXGallery, London

              Buy Art Fair Manchester, GXGalllery, London

              Telephone: An International Arts Game Online Exhibition, Satellite Collective, New York 2014   
             15th Annual Art Award, University of Murcia, Spain

             Women’s View Art Festival, Archaeology Museum of Cacabelos, Spain

2013    36th Open Call Casimiro Sainz, Cantabria, Spain.

              Avenue Arts Festival, Waterford, Ireland

              City of Mataró Art Award, Barcelona, Spain

              Uniquely Dublin Competition, The Little Museum of Dublin, Ireland

              8th Sant Jordi Fine Arts Award for 3D Art, Bellpuig, Catalonia, Spain

              14th Open Call Art Award of the Confederation of Businesses, Cádiz, Spain

2012    14th Painting Biennial, The Official College of Commerce of Alicante, Spain

              Eigse Open Submission, Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland

              Incubarte International Festival of Independent Art, Galería Punto, Valencia, Spain

              7th San Jordi Fine Arts Painting Award, Bellpuig, Catalonia, Spain

              Metropolitan Perspective, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, Hong Kong

              (Untitled), Hive Artists Studios, Waterford, Ireland

2011     Affordable Art Fair (SOTA Gallery), Singapore

              4th  Ramón Portillo National Painting Award, Granada, Spain

              12th Annual Art Award, University of Murcia, Spain

              3rd Artistic Expression Event, Official College of Architects of Leon, Spain

              35th National Painting Award, Pego, Alicante, Spain

              Miguel Viladrich Painting Award, Torrelameu, Catalonia, Spain


· Uniquely Dublin Competition 2013. Visual Arts Category. Finalist

· 2nd Francesco de Vendetta Art Award, 2012, La Nucia, Alicante. 1st prize

· 35th Medusa Aurea Art Award,  2012, Academia Internacional de Arte Moderna, Rome. 2nd prize       

· 14th Painting Biennial of The Official College of Commerce of Alicante, Spain. 2012. Special mention

Residencies and Workshops

Cill Rialaig Project, Co Kerry, Ireland. Residency. (June 2018, Sept 2015, Oct 2013)

Imparted Art Workshops in primary schools for PLK Design Thinking, Hong Kong. Nov 2012