Project Description

Tracy Sweeney

Tracy Sweeney

About Tracy Sweeney

“What Sweeney has vividly evoked is its maker’s desire to create a mark in public, to make something imperfect and thus unique. In many of these works, Sweeney’s aesthetic is a raw one of the scrap yard, and at moments – the gutter.’

Recording observations of the rawness of the real world is important to the artist. Sweeney’s ongoing examination of new and unconquered territory is continuously channeled into her painting practice and is achieved with characteristic energy and enthusiasm for the world around her and the process of painting itself”

Jane Tormey, Curator, Tate Gallery, London

Galway Arts Festival Catalogue, (Excerpt)

Sweeney is a young artist from the west of Ireland. Her dynamic paintings have won major awards including the prestigious 2012 Pollock Krasner Award in New York. Sweeney’s numerous international exhibitions have been met with much acclaim, particularly the 2011 Paris Biennale 109 and her group exhibition ‘Grafik Triennalen’ with Grafiska Sallskapet Galleri, opened by King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in Stockholm 2010.


Tracy Sweeney’s paintings are held in major collections, galleries & museums throughout Ireland & Europe & the US. She is represented in Stockholm, Sweden by Galleri Ingela S, and Grafiska Sallskapet. Sweeney undertakes commissions from her studios in Mayo, Ireland. She is currently exhibiting works in the Museum of the Great Hunger, Quinnipiac University, CT, USA until April 2020.