Hewson has a First-Class BA(Hons) degree in Fine Art from IADT, Dublin Ireland. Solo exhibitions include ‘Blowout’ Stoney Road Press (2022), 'Ammo Veil' at The Hillsboro Fine Art gallery (2018) and ‘Scintilla’ at The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2017) which was the culmination of work produced during a six-month residency at The Royal Hibernian Academy School. Other residencies include a six-month residency at the NARS Foundation in Brooklyn New York in 2018, SIM Residency in Berlin in 2019 and Wilton Park Studios Residency, Dublin in 2019/2020, Facebook AIR program (2020)where she created two wall murals in the European Headquarters, and currently in residence at The Dean Arts Studio, Dublin.
Hewson won the Whyte's Award for painting at the 190th RHA Annual Exhibition, was shortlisted for the Hennessy Craig Biennial Award in 2019, is accredited with the Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Bursary Award 2018 and won the ‘Special Prize for Contemporary Art’ at the ‘Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art’, Bulgaria in 2017.
Hewson recently had her work at auction in Sotheby’s in London and her work continues to be internationally collected by private collectors in New York, Australia, Germany, France, Norway, and Spain. Public collections include The Trinity College Dublin History of Art collection, The Office of Public Works, Dublin, The Law Society of Ireland, the Microsoft Collection, Fidelity Investments and The Cleveland Clinic.
Photo credit: Melanie Mullan
DLIADT - First Class BA(Hons) Fine Art,Visual Arts Practice /2010
Blow Out - IFPDA Art Fair Miami with Stoney Road Press, Florida / Dec 2021
Ammo Veil - Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery, Dublin / July 2018
Scintilla - The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin / Feb 2017
CUSP – The Picture Rooms, Dublin / Oct 2013
What's Behind The Magic Door – KT Contemporary, Dublin / Nov 2011
Selected Group Exhibitions
The Irish Art Sale 2021, Sotheby's Bond Street, London (Also previewing at The RHA) / 2021.
Assemble, Atelier Maser Dublin / 2020.
The Hennessy Craig Biennial Award, Dr. Tony Ryan Gallery, The RHA, Dublin / 2019
The Body Responds by Lying Down, The Nars Foundation, Brooklyn, New York 2019.
Sixteen Memos for the next Millennium, The Nars Foundation, Brooklyn, New York / Nov 2018.
Summer Exhibition, The Graphic Print Studio, Temple Bar, Dublin / July 2018
188th RHA Annual Exhibition 2018, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin / May 2018
Collision, Law Society of Ireland, Dublin / Oct 2017
New Release, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin / June 2017
187th RHA Annual Exhibition 2017, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin / May 2017
The International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art, House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria / May 2017
Tara x Iverna, The Tara Building, Dublin / April 2017
Trinity College Dublin History of Art Collections
The Office of Public Works, Dublin
The Microsoft Collection
The Law Society of Ireland
Private Collection in Dublin, New York, Valencia, Australia, Hamburg, Norway
Awards and Funding
The Agility Award, The Arts Council 2021
Whyte's Award for painting, The 190th Annual RHA Exhibition 2020
Shortlisted, The Hennessy Craig Bienniel Award 2019
The Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Bursary Award 2018
A Special Prize for Contemporary Art, The International Bienniel of Humour and Satire in Art', Bulgaria 2017
In Studio with Contemporary Artist Leah Hewson, Image Magazine, Niall McMonagle /Winter Edition 2021
Five of the best art shows to see this week in Ireland (30th July 2018), Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times (Culture) /July 2018
8 under 40: Artists to watch - The Irish Arts Review /Summer Edition 2018
Average Art – November issue, Average Art/Bigcartel.com / Nov 2017
Art Reveal Magazine – Issue 28, (Cover & feature) ARM / April 2017
Kate Mothes, Leah Hewson (Interview), Young-Space.com /Sept 2016
Workshop: Mason Hayes and Curran Exhibition visit & 2 day workshop.
Ashford Gallery, The RHA & 5Th Class St Patricks National Girls School,
Ringsend /March 2017
Workshop: 5th Class Educate Together, Greystones Co. Wicklow.
Workshop: RHA Kids: Pattern Platters, The RHA School, Dublin /June 2017
Curatorial Internship, Artbox /Aug – Oct 2015
Internship, NeoNeo Inc. Sean Scully, New York /Feb – May 2015