Debbie Godsell graduated with a Masters in Fine Art Research in 2002 from C.C.A.D. Since then Debbie has been working fulltime as an Artist and an Art educator, specialising in printmaking. Her work is widely collected in Ireland by The OPW, The Crawford Municipal Gallery, Universities of Cork and Dublin, Cork Opera House and the Port of Cork, to name a few. She is a recipient of the Cork County Arts Office Tyrone Guthrie bursary award 2017. Debbie recently curated and exhibited in ‘Visions of half light’, Macroom Town Hall Gallery, funded by Cork County Arts office for July 2018. Recent exhibitions include ‘Site’, Doswell Gallery (2018) ‘The infinite Whatever’ at the Garter Lane Arts Centre and Cork Printmakers Gallery, (2017). She has previously been a recipient of an Arts Council travel award and a Cork City Council Visual Arts bursary. Debbie is a full member of Cork Printmakers and the V.A.I (Visual Arts Ireland). Debbie is a shortlisted Artist for the Zurich Portrait Prize 2018 at the National Gallery of Ireland.
Selected Group Exhibitions
'Zurich Portrait Prize 2018', National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.
'Site', summer group exhibition, Doswell Gallery. Rosscarbery, Cork.
'Visions of half-light' three person exhibition, Sarah O'Flaherty, Fiona kelly, Debbie Godsell, curated by Debbie Godsell, funded by Cork County Arts office, Macroom Town Hall Gallery 2018.
'Art & Style' Brown Thomas, Cork, 2018.
'Halcyon days', Selected group exhibition, Glor Arts centre, Ennis, Co Clare, 2017
'Impressions Printmaking Biennial 2017', G.M.I.T, Galway.curated by Jason Hicklin (U.K).
'Ballot', First Editions Print Symposium, Nua (Norwich University Gallery), Impact 18, curated by Carl Rowe/Catherine Hehir
'Here and Now', First Edition Print Symposium 2017, Cork Printmakers Gallery, curated by Dr Andrew Folan.
Present', Center of Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut, curated by Sarah Kelleher 2016.
'Hope', Selected national Printmakers, Glor, Ennis, curated by Mike Byrne, 2016
'All things considered', Cork Printmakers members exhibition, wandesford quay, 2015
Limerick Printmakers 'Open Submission', 69 OConnell Street, 2015
'Tweetbox', Impact 8, Shanghai, China, Curated by Hehir Noonan, 2015
'Here and Now', Macroom Town Hall gallery 2014 and 2015 Curated by Norah Norton
Woven into Memory', Waterford Arts Centre 2014
'Aether' three person Exhibition Macroom Town Hall Gallery 2013
'21' Cork Printmakers at the Wandesford Quay Gallery 2013
'Excavate' Cork Printmakers selected exhibition Cork City Museum 2012, curated by Breda Lynch
'Art Style' Brown Thomas Cork 2013
'Tales from the Road' Bluewell Gallery 2012
'The Mythical and the Mundane' Cork Printmakers selected exhibition, Siamsa Tire 2012
Backwater 2010' Crawford Art Gallery 2010
'Charles Tyrell Selects' kinsale Arts Festival' 2009
'Node' National print exhibition, original print Gallery 2008
Group Exhibition MacBride Gallery 2008
'Death and Desire' Sirius Arts Centre 2007 curated by Sandra Minchion
'Time and Place' Macroom Town Hall Gallery 2007 curated by Norah Norton.
'C2' Crawford Gallery 2005
'Taking Stock', Triskel Art Centre, 2004, curated by Brian Kennedy.
Recent Solo and Two person Exhibitions
'The Infinite whatever' Garter Lane Arts Centre, September 2017.
'Legacy', Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre, Project Gallery August 2017.
'The infinite Whatever', Solo exhibition, Cork Printmakers Gallery, December 2016.
'The infinite whatever' the gallery@CSN, January 2017
'Idyll', Two person exhibition Lemon Street Gallery 2007
'Tide', Solo Exhibition, Form Gallery, 2005.
'Savage' Solo Exhibition, Triskel Arts Centre, 2003.
Awards and and Bursaries
Cork County Arts office Tyrone Guthrie Artists Residency award, 2017.
Cork city council Arts Award 2004
C.I.T research bursary Award 2002
Arts council Travel award 2001
Cork Printmakers Bursary Award 1998
Collections and Commissions
Cork Opera commission for 160th Anniversary 2015
Port of Cork commission for a permanent work 2005
OPW, The Ulster Bank, Bank of Ireland, Allies Irish Bank, National Bank of Paris, Cork University, Dublin City University.
Cork University Hospital, St James Hospital Dublin.