2012-2015:      PhD in Fine Art, University of the Arts London.

2010-2011:       Post Graduate Certificate Teaching in Higher Education, (1H, Distinction), University of the Arts, London.

2008-2010:     Masters in Fine Art, (1H, Distinction), Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

2006-2007:     B.A. in Fine Art and Art History, (Hons: 1H, Distinction), Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork.



2018:              'Beautiful Monsters', Portico Library, Manchester.

2018:              'Surfaced: Surface and Materiality in the Screen Environment', Thames-Side Gallery, London. 

2018:              'Denton's Art Prize', Dentons, London (Shortlisted). 

2017-18:          'Fully Awake', House for an Art Lover, Glasgow. 

2017:               'Two: Northern Abstracts', Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester (Jan-Apr). 

2017:               'Menzel's Foot', PS Mirabel, Manchester.

2016               'Donal Moloney: New works on paper', A Small View, Liverpool. 

2016:              'Pleasure Islands', Artwork Atelier, Salford.

2016:              'The John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition', The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. 

2016:               'The Abject Object', Wimbledon Space, London.

2015:               ‘PhD Exhibition’, Chelsea College of Art, London.

2015:               ‘Hammersmith Arts Festival’, Austin Forum Arts Centre, London.

2015:               ‘Kaleidoscopic Eyes’, Austin Forum Arts Centre, London.

2015:               ‘Under the Shadow of Natural Things’, Benzie Building, MMU.

2015:               ‘Exhibition of Irish Art’, Sol Art Gallery, London.

2015:              ‘There’s a Ghost in my House 2’, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork.

2014:              ‘Head to Head’, Standpoint Gallery, London.

2013:              ‘At Home’, 137 Graham Road Project Space.

2013:              ‘Copy’, Paper Gallery, Manchester

2013:              ‘The Painting Parade,’ LeandaKateLouise Projects.

2013:               Paint Club, Beaconsfield, London.

2012:               A Wall is a Surface, Londonewcastle Project Space, London.

2011:                Summer and Autumn Group Shows, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland.

2011:                Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin (Invited).

2011:                Group Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland.

2010:               Frank Phelan and Donal Moloney, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

2010:               Slade School of Fine Art Masters Degree Show, London.

2010:               Backwater Twenty-10, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

2009:              Q-Art, A.P.T. Gallery, London.

2008:              This Rather Than.., Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland.

2008:              Selected Works from the U.C.C. Collection, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork. 

2007:               Bloom Mural Project, Brussels, Belgium.

2007:               C.I.T. Recent Acquisitions Exhibition, James Barry Exhibition Space, Cork.

2007:               R.D.S. Student Art Awards, Dublin, Ireland.

2007:               Iontas Small Works Exhibition and Competition, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo.

2007:               Crawford College of Art and Design B.A. Degree Show, Cork, Ireland.



2018:              Denton's Art Prize (Shortlisted).

2016:              John Moores Visitors' Choice Prize. 

2013:              Shortlisted for ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’ Prize2016: John Moores Visiters' Choice Prize.

2013:              Research Grant, Student Research Support Fund, U.A.L.

2011:               Denys Holland Portrait Purchase Prize, University College London.

2009:             Andor Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art, London.

2008:             Cork City Council, Arts Bursary, Cork.

2007-2008:   Post-Graduate Studio Bursary, Backwater Artists Studios, Cork.

2007:             University College Cork Purchase Prize, Cork.

2007:             Cork Institute of Technology Registrars’ Purchase Prize, Cork.



2017-Present:   Senior Lecturer, Liverpool Hope University

2015-17:             Senior Lecturer, Manchester School of Art. 

2014-15:             Associate Lecturer, Richmond American University.

2013-16:             Associate Lecturer, Camberwell and Wimbledon College of Arts BA Prog.

2013-15:             Part time Life Drawing Tutor, Slade School of Fine Art BA Prog.

2013-16:             Sessional Tutor, University for the Creative Arts School of Further Education.                       

2013-16:             Painting and Drawing Tutor, Open College of the Arts.

2012-17:             Drawing and Painting Tutor, Slade School of Fine Art Summer School.

2013:                 Visiting Lecturer, The University of Wales-Trinity Saint David.

2013:                 Visiting Lecturer, Crawford College of Art, Cork.

2012:                 Visiting Practitioner, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.

2010-2012:       Associate Lecturer, Camberwell College of the Arts MA Prog, London.

2011:                  Visiting Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton.

2011/2014:         Visiting Lecturer, University of Chichester.

2009-2010:       Studio Assistant at the Slade School of Fine Art’s Summer School.



2018:                'Painting as Material', RHA, Dublin. 

2018:                Chaired panel discussion 'Destroyed by Shadows, Contemporary Abstract Painting and the Screen', Cornerstone Festival, Liverpool Hope University

2015:                Co-Organised ‘Teaching Painting: A Conference’ at Manchester School of Art. 

2015:                Presented paper at the ‘Arts in Society’ conference at Imperial College London.

2015:                Chaired panel discussion ‘There’s a Ghost in my House 2,’ Crawford College of Art.

2014:                Chaired ‘Painting as a Document’ with Barry Schwabsky and Clare Woods, Tate Britain.

2014:                Presented at ‘Developing the Substrate’ Symposium, Chelsea College of Art.

2013:                Presented at the ‘Behind the Eyes; Making Pictures’ Symposium at Northumbria University.

2012:                Presented at the ‘Painting’s Sites and Processes’ Symposium at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

2008:               Editor and organiser of Slade School of Fine Art’s Masters Print Publication.

2009:               Presenter: Crawford College of Art and Design’s Professional Practice talks.




2017:                 "Visual Slippages between the Picture Plane and the Painting Surface: Richard Estes' Double Self-Portrait (1976)." The International Journal of the Arts in Society: Annual Review 12 (1): 1-13

2016:                 'Teaching Painting: A Book', Blackdog Publishing. 

2013:                 Harland, B. (2013) Behind the Eyes; Making Pictures, Cornerhouse.

2010:                 Coakley, E. and Hurley, K. (2010) Backwater Twenty-10, Blurb Publishing.

2008-2009:     ‘Slade Masters Print Publication,’ and ‘505 x 605, Slade Print Publication’.


Membership of Professional Bodies

2017:                 Associate Editor of the International Journal of the Arts in Society.

2016:                 Member of 'Teaching Painting: An Organisation' Steering Committee. 

2013-present:   Member of the Austin Forum Art’s Centre Steering Committee.

2012-present:   Member of steering committee for U.A.L. Paint Club research group.

2011:                  Associate member of the Higher Education Academy

2007-2008:      Member of Backwater Artists Group, Cork, Ireland



Krčma, E. (2010) ‘Frank Phelan and Donal Moloney’, Enclave Review, Vol 1 (2): 8.