Paul McCloskey


Awarded  (Materials Bursary Award) 2nd prize at the 'London Contemporary Art Prize' hosted at the Store Street, Gallery London on 26th July 2018.

Recipient of ‘The Artists Support Scheme Award’ - Monaghan County Council - 2017

Recipient of the SPECIAL AWARD by the The INTERNATIONAL JURY, Ursula BODE, Germany - Journalist and art critic, Venceslav ANTONOV, Bulgaria - Artist and director of the International Print Biennial Varna and Patricia SCHNELL-GUETIERREZ, USA - Artist and gallerist at the OSTEN BIENNIAL of Drawing/works on paper. Skopje, Macedonia. (2016)


Runner up for the Art Registry World Grant (2016)

Finalist in the EWAA.....East, West Art Award (Japan - Worldwide) (International judges headed by Colin Wiggins, National Gallery, London) 2016

Finalist Abstract/experimental art, featured in’ International Artists magazine’ (16)

‘Artist portfolio Magazine’ 5 year anniversary edition, honourable award/feature (16)

Urban Riche Gallery: Spectrum Exhibition - finalist (15)

EXHIBEO art magazine, 'Landscapes in motion' (3rd) ('14)

ARTslant - 2014 - 4th international visual art (mixed media) Showcase winner. (Juried - Joanna Szupinska-Myers Curator of Exhibitions at the California Museum of Photography - Sebastian Campos Principal, THE MISSION, Chicago | Houston - Anca Rujoiu Curator, CCA - Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore )

Creative Quarterly 35, The Journal of Art & Design, New York - Fine Art Professional - winner ('14)

MAB3 | Media 3. Art Biennial - London - Diploma of Excellence (Honourable Award) (’14)

'I Paint Therefore I Am’ - Gallery For Me - New York - Winner ('14)

Four Points Contemporary, International visual art award - 2nd Bi-annual- Award of Excellence (’14) Juried - Reginald Charles Adams, Co-founder Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston (MOCAH)

'Abstracts' - Light, Space and Time, International Art Competition, Special Merit Award ('14)

Monaghan County Council, percent for art scheme. (’13)

“15th Annual Abstraction Juried International Art Exhibition” Upstream Gallery, Omaha, (3 special recognition awards) ('13)

ARTslant -2013 - 8th international visual art Showcase winner. (Juried - Wendi Norris Gallery (Director), San Francisco - Charlie Hood - Co-Director - Beach Gallery, London)

Four Points Contemporary, International visual art award-1st Bi-annual - juried - Mark Roden and Joana Esteves (JoMar Visions) (2nd place) (’13)

Light Space & Time (landscape) international visual art competition (special recognition award for outstanding painting) (’13)

The elements” AIR" World Arts international visual art award (1st place) (’13)

Fawn Review -international visual art competition (1st place) (’13)

"Comhairle Bhaile Cheanntair" Civic Centre, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. (’00)

Wexford Arts Centre/Lions Club, award winner for painting. (’98)


Review by J.E. Raddatz

"Paul McCloskey's art is beautiful and profound"... "My initial response to Paul’s work was a single monosyllabic utterance: “Whoa.” Not exactly T.S Elliot, but the feeling was there, I assure you"
The State of Art


"McCloskey’s paintings have been described as ‘visually delicious’, in particular the ‘Reloaded’ series which utilize the textural qualities of the paint, they are painterly, luxuriant and rich in appearance"

Review by Lisa Mikulski

"It is rare that a work of art, or a series of works, strikes me with a physical as well as an emotional reaction. The work of Paul McCloskey is literally breathtaking in its composition, colour, and execution"
The State of Art

3D & Sculpture

"He plays masterfully with light, colour, contrast and texture to give the viewer a visual banquet, drawing us into his world of being, transporting us to that place of no mind. The ‘beautiful and profound’ in McCloskey’s paintings combine to make something truly desirable, powerful and extraordinary"

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