Wild Thing, Kinsale (detail), drypoint, watercolour chine collé, 63 x63 cms.


David Lilburn is a visual artist and printmaker.
Maps / map-making, landscape and the graphic techniques of intaglio printmaking are continuous sources of inspiration for his work. There is a strong narrative interest in his images, which are packed with topographical, historical and anecdotal information.
Drawing is central preoccupation which underpins his graphic work.
He is also an occasional designer and publisher.

Recent Exhibitions include:

2022        Mapping Fiction Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, US.  Jan-May.

2021         12th Biennale Internationale d’Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. June – September

                  Dissonant Futures, Main Exhibition, International Print Triennial, Krakow, Poland. June-July. 

                  20th International Biennial of Engraving, Sarcelles-France 2021, Sarcelles. June – July 

                  9éme Fête de l’Estampe, Istituto Cervantes de Bordaux. May – July.

                  20th Lessedra World Art Print Annual — Mini Print 2021, Sofia, Bulgaria. June – September  

                  Cork Printmakers 30, 30th Anniversary Exhibition at the Lavit Gallery. June .

                  International Print Mail Art Project, 2021, Amsterdam, May – June and travelling. 

                  Voyage Boxed, Kristianas Kunsthall Norway. March and travelling 

2020         20 years of Change, Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY, US. 

                  III Mini Print 2020 International, Cantabria, Spain.  

                  Lessedra 19th World Art Print Annual Mini Print Exhibition, Bulgaria. 

                  Statio Bene: Art and Ireland’s Maritime Haven, Crawford Gallery, Cork. 

                  RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin. 

                  RUA Annual Exhibition, Belfast;. 

                  Cork in Print, The Print Gallery, Nano Nagle Place, Cork.  

                  Inaugural exhibition, Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art. Mayo.

Recent awards:

2021        Residency at the Centre Culturel Irandais, Paris.

Recent Acquisitions by Public Collections  

University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US. 

University of Princeton, New Jersey, US. 

STMG, International Print Triennial Society, Krakow. Poland. 

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, California, US.

The National Gallery of Ireland. 

 L’ Associatiazione Nazonale Incisori Contemporanei, Italy. 

 Faro Cabo Mayor Arts Centre, Spain.

For a detailed  curriculum vitae click here

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