Melissa O'Faherty


Melissa O’Faherty is an Irish artist working in the realm of contemporary painting, drawing and print. 

Her work is held in both private and public collections including the OPW State Art Collection and the RCSI, Dublin.


In 2022 O’Faherty presented 'Turning It Over', a solo exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin where her work has previously been exhibited in their Annual Exhibitions.  In 2020 she was shortlisted for the prestigious John Moore's Painting Prize (National Museums Liverpool, UK) and her work was exhibited online at the Contemporary Irish Arts Centre, Los Angeles.  


Previously she was awarded a summer residency 2019 at Notre Dame Global University, Galway and during Covid was a guest panel speaker at the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow.