Danny Osborne is an international artist currently based in Ireland and Canada. He is probably best known for his Oscar Wilde Monument in Merrion Square, Dublin. At the core of his practice is his connection to the geologic landscape, especially volcanic and glacial environments. For over four decades, he has travelled to remote regions of the world with his wife, Geraldine, to film, paint and sculpt.

Danny Osborne - CV

Solo Exhibitions

2015  ‘New Work’ Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, Iqaluit. Canada.

2013  ‘Mile after Mile’ Feheley Fine Arts. Toronto. Canada.

2010  ‘Red Hot Lava Sculpture’ Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, Iqaluit. Canada.

2008  ‘Meta Incognita’ Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, Iqaluit. Canada.

2004  ‘Woodcuts’ Taylor Galleries, Dublin.

2002  ‘Forms of Ice’ Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, Iqaluit. Canada.

2001  ‘Rock’ Taylor Galleries, Dublin.

1994  ‘Making People’ Taylor Galleries, Dublin.

1991  ‘The Land that Never Melts’ Cibeal Arts Festival, Kenmare.

1985  ‘Halfway to Heaven’ Taylor Galleries, Dublin.

1982  ‘Arctic Journey’ Butler House, Kilkenny Arts Week.

1981  ‘Arctic Journey’ Taylor Galleries, Dublin.

1980  ‘Geophysical Phenomena in West Cork’ Taylor Galleries, Dublin.

1977  ‘Three months on the land’ Neptune Gallery, Dublin.

1975  ‘Garranes’ Neptune Gallery, Dublin.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018/19 ‘Irish Museum of Modern Art; Freud Project - Gaze’ until 06 May, 2019. Dublin.

2018 ‘VUE’, Dublin Art Fair.

2018  ‘Life at the Edge’ Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin.

2018  ‘Elements’ Curated by Catherine Hammond, Skibbereen, West Cork.

2018  ‘Site’ Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, Cork.

2017/18  ‘Landmarks and Lifeforms’ Danny Osborne and Frieda Meaney, Arts Council Touring Exhibition. Uillin West Cork Art Centre, Limerick City Gallery of Art, and Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery Drogheda, Ireland.

2017  ‘Lightning Speak’: Solo and Collaborative work of Raven Chacon, collaboration with Raven Chacon, Colorado Springs Fine Art Centre. USA.

2017  ‘Flow Edge’, Urban Shaman Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada.

2016  ‘Flow Edge,’ Part of ‘Frieze’, Canada House Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London.

2016  ‘Lightning Speak’: Solo and Collaborative work of Raven Chacon, collaboration with Raven Chacon, University of New Mexico Gallery, Albuquerque, NM. USA.

2016  ‘Flow Edge’ Axene07 Gallery, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

2013  ‘Northern Exposure’. National Art Centre Exhibition at SAW Gallery, Ottawa.

2012  ‘International Sculpture Festival’. Labytnangi, Siberia, Russia.

2012  ‘Iqaluit Visual Artists’. Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, Iqaluit.

2011  ‘True Patriot Love’ Collection. Toronto. 

2005  ‘C2 Contemporary Art from Cork’  Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

2004  ‘Currents’ Office of Public Works Travelling Exhibition, Dublin, & Belfast.

1995-2017  ‘Annual Exhibition’ Royal Hibernian Academy. Dublin.

1993  ‘Pryzmat Galeria’ Crakow, Poland.

1991  ’Espace’ Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.

1985  ‘Cork Art Now’ Heineken Gallery, Amsterdam.

1984  ‘Gordon Gallery’ Derry.

1980  ‘A Sense of Ireland’ Dublin & London.

1978  ‘Irish Art’  Rathaus, Mannheim, Germany.

1972-1980  ‘Irish Exhibition of living Art’ Dublin.

Public Work

2013  Nunuvut Land Claims Monument, with Looty Pijamini, Inuk Charlie, Paul Malachi, Iqaluit, Nunuvut

2012 Revolving Tree Carving,sculpture, Labytnangi Council, Yamal-Nenet Autonomous Region, Siberia

2009 High Arctic Exiles, sculpture memorial, with Looty Pijamini, Grise Fjord, Nunuvut

2006 Official Portraits for Speakers of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, paintings, Nunuvut

2001 Brennan & Company Sculpture, mixed media and stone sculpture, Dublin, Ireland.

2000 First Breath, sculpture, Millennium Sculpture Park, Kilrush, Ireland.

1999 Horus, sculpture, Vale de Lobo, Portugal.

1998 Conor O’Brien, portrait sculpture, Royal Cruising Club, Dun Laoighre, Ireland

Rock-a-bye baby, public sculpture, Trinity Medical Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland

1997 Oscar Wilde Monument, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

1993 Trophy for Eurovision Song Contest, Europe



Allied Irish Banks. Allihies Mining Museum. AIB Investment Bank. Arts Council of Ireland. Bank of Ireland. Bord Failte. Canada Council, Art Bank. Contemporary Irish Art Society. Dublin Corporation. Fitzwilton PLC. Irish Life. Investment Bank of Ireland. Irish Museum of Modern Art. Kilrush Urban District Council. Labytnangi Council, Yamal-Nenet Autonomous Region, Siberia. Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland. Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum.  Office of Public Works. Qikiqtani Inuit Association. Trinity College Medical Research Institute.


2017 ‘Milk’ Film installation, collaboration with Geraldine Osborne.

2015 ‘Gauge’ Film installation, collaboration. Nuit Blanche, Toronto International Film Festival. Bell Lightbox. Toronto. Canada.

1985 “Halfway to Heaven’ 52 mins. Co-production RTE/Geraldine & Danny Osborne. Won the Best Film on Exploration at the International Film Festival of Mountaineering and Exploration. Trento. Italy. 1986.

1982 ‘Beyond the North Wind’ 52 mins. Co-production RTE/Irish arctic Expedition.