Linda Brunker - BIOGRAPHY


Born Dublin, Ireland, 13th March 1966


Education


National College of Art & Design, Dublin 1983 - 1988

Degree in fine art, Sculpture - 1988

Diploma in fine art, Sculpture - 1987


Large commissions


‘The People's Counsil’, City Hall, Laguna Beach, 2006.

Pact Woodland Sculpture Project. East Tynon Park,                          County Dublin. 2006

Private commission, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2005.
‘Earth, Water, Air’, private commission, Newport, CA, USA, 2004.


‘Samhain – (Winter), Bridgid’s Meditation Garden, Roscahill, County Galway, Ireland, 2004.

‘Aphrodite Rising’, private commission, San Francisco, 2004.

Project for Jury’s Hotel in Boston, 2004.

‘Voyager’, Laytown Strand, commissioned by Meath County Council, Ireland 2004.

Sculpture for Treasure Island Park, commissioned by Laguna Beach City, California, 2003.

‘The Healing Tree’, Virginia Community Services Center, Co Cavan, commissioned by the NEBH 2002.

‘The Wishing Hand’, Department of Education, Marlborough Square, Dublin, commissioned by the OPW 2001.

Commission for the Sea Castle development, Santa Monica Beach, California, USA, 2001.

‘Two For Joy’, Bray Garda Station, commissioned by the OPW, 2001.

‘The Ocean Meets The Land’, Hawaii, commissioned for the Maui Marriott Hotel, 2000

‘Meeting Point’, Scotch Quay, Waterford, commissioned by Frisby Construction, 2000.

A commission for the Telecom Ireland, London Office, 1999.

‘Continuum’, Radisson St. Helen's Hotel, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, commissioned by Cosgrave Homes, 1999.

‘Overflow’, Pembroke Place, Grand Canal Street, Dublin, commissioned by Cosgrave Homes, 1998.

‘Orchard Gate’, Athy, commissioned by Athy Urban District Council, 1997.

‘Signal’, RTE, Dublin, commissioned by RTE, 1996.

‘Source’ RTE, Dublin, commissioned by RTE, 1996.

‘Flow’ New York, commissioned by the Lennox Hill Medical Imaging Center, 1996.

Piece overlooking Lough Owel, commissioned by Westmeath County Council, Mullingar, 1993.

‘Awakening’, Rue Montroyer, Brussels, commissioned by Irish Life Assurance plc, 1991.

Sculpture for the plaza of the Earlsfort center, Dublin, commissioned by Burke Kennedy Doyle Architects 1990.


Selected Commissioned Award Pieces


Numerous award and presentation pieces such as;

AIB Export Awards 1999/2000.

COTHU Art Sponsor of the Year Award 1999.

National Entertainment Awards 1997/1998.


Selected Collections

AIB plc, London.

AIB Bank, New York.

Irish Life Assurance plc.

N.C.B. Ireland.

TEAM Aer Lingus.

National Rehabilitation Board.

Jefferson Smurfit Group plc.

Aer Rianta.

A & L Goodbody Solicitors, Dublin.

Many private collections in Ireland, Europe, Japan & USA.


Solo Exhibitions


1996

Department of the Arts, Culture and Gaeltaght, Dublin.

Solomon Gallery, Dublin.


1995

American Irish Historical Society, Fifth Avenue, New York.

AIB, Park Avenue, New York.


1994

Solomon Gallery, Dublin.


Selected Group Exhibitions


2005

Garden Art – the best of British and Irish garden sculptor’s, Clonlea

Gardens, & Solomon Gallery. Blackrock, Dublin.



2004

Sculpture Exhibition, Mullan Gallery, Belfast.

Summer Exhibition, Kilcock Art Gallery.



2003

‘Sculpture in Context’, Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

Boyle Arts Festival, County Roscommon
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2002

‘Garden Sculpture’, Frank Lewis Garden Gallery, Muckross, Killarney, Co Kerry.

‘Sculpture in Context’, Botanic Gardens, Dublin.



2000

‘AIB Art in Poland’ an exhibition of contemporary Irish figurative art from the AIB collection, Poznan Castle, Poland.


1999

‘Sculpture at Kells’, Kilkenny Arts Festival.

‘Coda 999’, Dublin Castle.


1998

‘AIB Art on Tour’, an exhibition touring Ireland and finishing at the Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.


1997

‘Gateway to Art’, Aer Rianta, Dublin Airport.

‘Little Sculpture’, Solomon Gallery.


1996

‘Gateway to Art’, Aer Rianta, Dublin Airport.

‘Women Sculptors’, Solomon Gallery, Dublin.


1995

Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon.

‘An tOireachtas’, Guinness Hop Store.


1993

‘Little Sculpture’, Solomon Gallery, Dublin.

‘Sculpture in Context’, Fernhill Gardens, Co. Dublin.


1992

‘Sculpture in Context’, Fernhill Gardens, Co. Dublin

‘Gateway to Art’, Aer Rianta, Dublin Airport.


1991

‘Art Inc.’, An exhibition of art from corporate collections, Guinness
HopStore, Dublin.

‘Gateway to Art’, Aer Rianta, Dublin Airport.


1990

‘Springboard’, Irish Life Exhibition Center, Dublin.

‘R.H.A. Banquet Exhibition’, Gallagher Gallery.


1989

‘La Revolution’, touring group exhibition to mark the bicentenary of the French Revolution:

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

Limerick City Gallery, Garter Lane, Co. Waterford.


1988

‘Sculpture in Context’, Fernhill Gardens, Sandyford, Co. Dublin.

‘Sculpture Open’, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.

‘G.P.A. Emerging Artists’, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.

R.H.A. Annual Exhibition, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.


Published Work


Catalogue for Smurfit Art Collection, 2001.

AIB Art Catalogue of AIB Art collection, 1998.

Catalogue for Solo Exhibition, Solomon Gallery, Dublin 1996.

Catalogue for Solo Exhibition, AIHS Fifth avenue, New York 1995.

Catalogue for Solo Exhibition, Solomon Gallery Dublin 1994.

Selected Press Coverage


'Daniella Walsh, Laguna, La Jolla, & Beyond’, Artnews, Summer 2004.

Adian Dunne, ‘Brunker’s Original’, The Irish Times Magazine, 17th March 2001.

‘A Future Created Through The Past’, Sunday Independent, 16th January 2000.

‘Upfront And Meaningful', Irish Independent, 15th December, 1998.

AIB Art 1998 ‘Pembroke Statue A Watermark For Private Developers’, The Sunday Tribune, 14th September, 1997.

‘Critics Choice’, The Tribune Magazine, 10th November 1996.

Aidan Dunne, 'From Little Acorns', Social & Personal Magazine, May 1995.

‘Big Apple Brunker’, The Tribune Magazine, 30th April 1995.

‘Linda Bunker Solomon Gallery’, The Tribune Magazine, 30th October 1994.

‘Linda’s Art Will Bring Irish Life To Brussels’, The Sunday Press, 2nd June 1991.

Kevin Myers, 'An Irishman's Diary', The Irish Times, 10th July, 1989.

Dorothy Walker, 'Bronze By Gold, The work of Irish Women Sculptors', Irish Arts Review, 1989/1990.

Dorothy Walker, 'Young Work Will Grow In Value', Irish Independent, 6th December, 1988.

Other Information

Artist & work featured on ‘Open House’ RTE Television, March 2001.

Artist & work featured in Bulmers ‘Respect’ commercial - T.V. & cinema 1999/2000.

Sculptures used as part of Lainey Keogh’s Fashion Show, London, 1997.

Artist & work featured on ‘Kenny Live’ T.V. show 1989.

Member of Board of the Sculptor’s Society of Ireland 1988-90.

Member of organising committee of Sculptor’s Society of Ireland ‘Millennium Sculpture Trail’ 1988.

Organiser of ‘Sculpture in Context Exhibition’ Fernhill Gardens 1991-94.

Organiser of ‘Sculpture in Context Exhibition’, Dublin Castle 2000.


Represented by

Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, USA.

Daniel Fine Art Services, Laguna Beach, California, USA.

Marion Meyer Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, USA
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