Vincent Crotty has been selected to exhibit his work in an international Art and Photographic Exhibition in Brussels, Belgium. Represented by the Gallery Kinsale, Vincent's paintings will be on display in the heart of Brussels' cultural district during Ireland’s EU Presidency. The Gallery Kinsale has invested substantially in the project and is showcasing approximately €200,000 worth of contemporary Irish fine art during this prestigious event, including work by other artists such as Ken Browne, Philip Gray and Bill Griffin. The exhibition is presented by the IEAI (Irish in Europe Association International) and will run from March 8th through April 28th, 2013 at Les Halles Saint Géry, Brussels.
Vincent's paintings were commissioned as theatrical set designs for the touring Irish dance show Atlantic Steps, featuring Brian Cunningham. Atlantic Steps tells the story of sean-nós — one of Ireland's oldest dance forms — through the music, song, dance and Atlantic Ocean inspired energy of the Connemara region. Vincent created over 20 original images for the show, which toured the US in early 2013, closing at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston.
Irish artist Vincent Crotty, from Kanturk, County Cork, arrived in Boston in 1990, hoping to further his art training and launch his career as a visual artist. “My expectation was that I was here for two months,” says Vincent. “I was totally motivated, but I didn’t think it would take 20 years!”
Vincent Crotty’s painting “Kanturk Town, Spring” has been named “Best in Show” in the 2008 Winter Juried Show at the Duxbury Art Association. This annual competition receives entries from over 500 artists. An award ceremony took place on Saturday, February 2 at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The winning painting depicts a man walking on a sun-drenched street in Kanturk, County Cork, Vincent’s home town.
Vincent Crotty was selected as the 2007 recipient of the Eddie Barron Memorial Commission – a grant sponsored by the Irish Cultural Centre of New England. The grant commissions a New England artist (in any discipline) to create a new work that reflects contemporary Irish and Irish-American culture. Vincent’s commissioned painting, called “Side Couples Swing,” is a 10-foot long canvas depicting a céilí dance hall setting, with figures inspired by performers in today’s Irish music and dance scene. The painting was unveiled on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at the annual Irish Connections “ICONS” Festival, a large-scale weekend celebration of Irish music, dance, art, and culture. It will remain in the permanent collection of the Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton, Massachusetts.
Vincent and his wife Kieran are featured on the cover of the April 2007 Boston Irish Reporter. Read all about it by downloading a pdf version of the two-page article.
“Cultural Ambassadors: Jordan, Crotty Team Up Family Style To Make Art Of Their Creative Visions”
The Boston Irish Reporter
“Trans-Atlantic Artist Sheds Light On Reality”
Thursday, June 30, 2005
“Easel To Screen: Local Artist’s Work Decorates Scenes in 'Mystic River'”
The Patriot Ledger
November 3, 2003
“Irish Painter Brings Exotic Places To Life With Rare Style”
Maine Sunday Telegram
May 3, 1998
“Mattapan Artist Vincent Crotty: Signs Of Genius”
Dorchester Community News
April 29, 1994
“The Man From Kanturk: Artist Vincent Crotty”
Irish Life New England