Jordi Forniés

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Horizons - Olivier Cornet Gallery, December, Dublin (Ireland)

2014 Natural Self – Art Equity, November, Singapore

2014 Paisaje Condicionado - Centro del Carmen, Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia (Spain)

2014 Paisaje Condicionado - CDAN Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Fundación Beulas, Huesca (Spain)

2014 Paisaje Condicionado – Las Cigarreras, Alicante (Spain)

2014 Horizontes - Sala Xaurado, Monzon, Huesca

2013 Paisatge Condicionat - Museu d‘Art Modern de Tarragona (Spain)

2013 Natural Resemblances - Banquet Hall, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin (Ireland)

2012 Espacios - Olivier Cornet Gallery, Filmbase, Dublin (Ireland)

2011 Mirabile Dictu - Curated by Olivier Cornet, Filmbase, Dublin (Ireland)

2010 Two Worlds - Curated by Olivier Cornet, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin (Ireland)

2009 Tír na nÓg - Land of Eternal Youth - Touring exhibition, Ireland and Spain

2008 Metaphors - Curated by Olivier Cornet, Dame Street Gallery, Dublin (Ireland)

2008 Noho Gallery, New York (USA)

2008 Touring exhibition, Uruguay and Argentina

2007 ‘Magic Logic’, Dame Street Gallery, Dublin (Ireland)

Group Exhibitions

2014 ‘Faces and Traces’ – Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Oct-Jan 2015, Shanghai (China)

2014 ‘Reflections’ - Olivier Cornet Gallery, December, Dublin (Ireland)

2014 ‘A Terrible Beauty’ – VUE – Art Fair, Royal Hivernian Academy (RHA), Dublin (Ireland)

2014 ‘Flâneries in forests and fields’ Olivier Cornet Gallery, July - August, Dublin (Ireland)

2014 The Water Tank Project - New York (USA) - www.watertankproject.com

2013 The Story of the Creative - New York (USA)

2012 VUE - Art Fair, Royal Hivernian Academy (RHA), Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin (Ireland)

2012 Convergence - Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin (Ireland)

2011 The Alchemist‘s Chamber - Curated by Olivier Cornet, Filmbase, Dublin (Ireland)

2009 Urban Stories - Curated by Olivier Cornet, Filmbase, Dublin (Ireland)

2008 Chapingo Biennale, Mexico

2007 Terenure College, Dublin (Ireland)

2006 Museu de la Pell - Leather Museum - Igualada, Barcelona (Spain)

2005 Galeria ESART, Barcelona (Spain)

2005 ARTERIA 2005, Monzón (Spain)


Awards and Residencies

2014 Joaquin Costa Award - Monzon (Huesca), Spain

2013 - 6 months - Artist in residence at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel - Shanghai (China)

2006 Port d’Aiguadolc, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

2006 Selection - Igualada City Award, Igualada Leather Museum, Igualada, Barcelona, Spain

2006 Vinaros competition, Castellon - Spain

2005 ESART competition - ESART Gallery - Barcelona, Spain

Education

2008 Masters, Marketing and Communication Management. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University), Barcelona, Spain.(Attached original copy and translation)

1998 Doctorate, Chemistry - University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain and University of Reading (United Kingdom)(Attached original copy and translation)

1990 Superior degree of Piano – Conservatorio Profesional de Musica de Vila-seca

Endorsements

“Forniés uses stylistic conventions, the formation of the image and the status of a painting as a means to base the implementation of the subject on the painted surface. This subject manipulation, which he uses with unquestionable domain, serves as a counterpoint to the silence of landscapes where nothing happens. Only the tree anchored in its condition of permanent object enhances his loneliness and reminds the viewer about the greatness and at the same time the mystery of the painting”.

Felipe Vicente Garín Llombart Professor of Art History. General Director of the Consortium of Museums of the Community of Valencia (Spain). Former Director Museum El Prado (Madrid, Spain), 2013

“To my mind, there is frequently a kind of barbaric gorgeousness about this work that I find extremely seductive. Look at the density and complexity of workmanship in every picture, the play of light on surface, the interweaving of different colours and textures, one laid upon the other in ever-more elaborate variations.”

Robert O’Byrne, Fine Art Critic and Author. Extract from his speech at the opening of Espacios, Nov 21st 2012

“...Jordi has an extraordinary ability to make images that arrest us, stop us in our tracks - his mastery of colour is an important part of their impact. And as we approach them we are captivated by the worlds that each canvas contains: the varied textures and details, the pictures within pictures.”

Dr. Rosemarie Mulcahy (HRHA), July 2009


Collections

Office of Public Works (Ireland)

Fondo del Patrimonio Histórico Español (Spanish National Historical Heritage)

Museu d‘Art Modern de Tarragona

Spanish Embassy in Ireland

Consorcio de Museos de la Comunidad de Valencia (Spain)

Fundacion Beulas – CDAN – Huesca (Spain)

Diputació de Tarragona (Spain)

Ajuntament de Vila-seca, Tarragona (Spain)

Ajuntament de Cambrils, Tarragona (Spain)

Ayuntamiento de Fraga, Huesca (Spain)

Ayuntamiento de Monzon, Huesca (Spain)

Corporate Collections:

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Swatch Group

KPMG

The Marker Hotel - Dublin (Ireland)

McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects, Dublin (Ireland)

Private collections in Spain, Ireland, UK, Italy, France, Belgium, USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, China and Argentina



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