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.