Vincent Crotty Irish-born oil painter


Solo Exhibitions

“Silver and Gold” at The Milton ClubMilton, Massachusetts2019
“Water” at The Milton ClubMilton, Massachusetts2018
The Milton Public LibraryMilton, Massachusetts2017
Aisling GalleryHingham, Massachusetts1990 – 2017
Kensington-Stobart GallerySalem, Massachusetts2004, 2017
Irish Cultural Center at Elms CollegeChicopee, Massachusetts2009, 2014
The Spaulding R. Aldrich GalleryWhitinsville, Massachusetts2014
Irish Cultural Centre of New EnglandCanton, Massachusetts2012
Place Studio and GalleryBoston, Massachusetts2011
The Hynes Convention CenterBoston, Massachusetts2011
The Spanish Peaks Arts CouncilLa Veta, Colorado2010
The Cultural Center of Cape CodSouth Yarmouth, Massachusetts2009
Green Lane GalleryDingle, Ireland2008
The Butternut GalleryMontrose, Pennsylvania2008, 2011
Athena GalleryHallowell, Maine2002
F.A.N. GalleryPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania2000, 2001
Across the Pond GalleryChatham, Massachusetts2000, 2001
Slates Restaurant & GalleryHallowell, Maine1999, 2000
Stephen Score GalleryBoston, Massachusetts1998
O’Farrell GalleryBrunswick, Maine1998
Marge Fallon GalleryGardiner, Maine1997, 2003
Self-produced shows, various venuesKanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland1989, 2005, 2008

Selected Group Exhibitions

Dorchester Open StudiosDorchester, Massachusetts2000 – 2017
New Art CenterNewton, Massachusetts2017
Copley Society of ArtBoston, Massachusetts2017
Boston HarborfestBoston, Massachusetts2016
Boston Convention and Exhibition CenterBoston, Massachusetts2016
The Front Street GalleryScituate, Massachusetts2014
The Guild of Boston ArtistsBoston, Massachusetts2013
Irish In Europe Association InternationalBrussels, Belgium2013
An Artistic Navigation of the Eire CanalRochester, Troy, and New York City, New York2010
The Art Complex MuseumDuxbury, Massachusetts2009
Kanturk Arts FestivalKanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland2009, 2010
Lorica ArtworksAndover, Massachusetts2006, 2007, 2008
North River Art AssociationMarshfield, Massachusetts2007
Mystic Seaport GalleryMystic, Connecticut2003, 2004
Milton Art MuseumMilton, Massachusetts1997
Yankee Art GalleryPlymouth, Massachusetts1994
Lowell Center for the ArtsLowell, Massachusetts1992
The Imperial HotelCork City, Ireland1988


Plein Air Salon, First Place Overall, Plein Air Magazine, (April/May, 2017)

Art in the Open, Third Place in the Quick Draw, Wexford, Ireland (2015) 

Charitable Irish Society, Silver Key Award, Boston, Massachusetts (2015)

Massachusetts Cultural Council, Finalist, Artist Fellowship, Boston, Massachusetts (2014)

Art In the Open Festival, First Place in the Quick Draw, Wexford, Ireland (2013)

Plymouth Center for the Arts, First Place, Winter Juried Show, Plymouth, Massachusetts (2014)

Plein Air Vermont, Third Place in the Quick Draw, Bennington, Vermont (2013)

Plymouth Center for the Arts, Second Place, Winter Juried Show, Plymouth, Massachusetts (2013)

Butternut Gallery, First Place in “Focus” Juried Show, Montrose, Pennsylvania (2012)

The Spanish Peaks Arts Council, People’s Choice Award at the Celtic Art Show, La Veta, Colorado (2010)

Falmouth Art Center, Honorable Mention in Oil Painting (2010)

Art in the Open Festival, Honorable Mention, Wexford, Ireland (2010)

North River Arts Society, Honorable Mention in Oil Painting, 33rd Annual Festival of Arts, Marshfield, Massachusetts (2009)

Duxbury Art Association, Best In Show, Winter Juried Show, Duxbury, Massachusetts (2008)

Merit Scholarship to study painting with Mark Daily at the Scottsdale Artist School, Scottsdale, AZ (2006)

John Stobart Foundation, Award for Excellence in Plein Air Painting, Boston (2001)

Milton Art Association, First Place for Oil Painting, Milton, Massachusetts (1999)

Duxbury Art Association, First Place for Drawing, Duxbury, Massachusetts (1998)


“Boston By Night” original painting presented to President of Ireland, Dr. Mary McAleese
Commissioned by the Irish Pastoral Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Portrait of Irish traditional piano player Felix Dolan
Commissioned by Paul Keating on behalf of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Portrait of Massachusetts State Senator Thomas P. Kennedy
Private Commission

Portrait of Irish traditional fiddle player Larry Reynolds
Commissioned by the Irish Cultural Centre of New England, Canton, Massachusetts

Portrait of Irish traditional accordion player Joe Madden
Commissioned by the Michael J. Quill Cultural Center, East Durham, New York

“Side Couples Swing,” Eddie Barron Memorial Commission, a large-scale painting for the permanent collection of the Irish Cultural Centre of New England, Canton, Massachusetts

Portrait of Irish poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
Commissioned by the Irish Collection, Burns Library, Boston College, Massachusetts

Portraits of Tomas MacCurtain and Terence MacSweeney
Commissioned by the County Cork Association of New York City, New York

Paintings / Set Designs for Theater or Film

WGBH, A Christmas Celtic SojournCutler Majestic Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts2019
Kieran Jordan Dance, Little GiftsCambridge, Massachusetts2016
Kieran Jordan Dance, The Living LandscapeBoston, Massachusetts2013, 2014
Atlantic Steps theater productionUS National Tours2013, 2014
WGBH, A Christmas Celtic SojournNew England tours2013 – 2018
WGBH, St. Patrick’s Day Celtic SojournBoston, Massachusetts2008
Clint Eastwood’s Mystic RiverBoston, Massachusetts2003
Cork City Ballet, Swan LakeCork, Ireland1997


New Art Center Newton, Massachusetts2015 – present
The Catskills Irish Arts WeekEast Durham, New York2007 – present
Watertown Art AssociationWatertown, Massachusetts2019
Art In the OpenWexford, Ireland2015, 2018, 2019
Franklin Art AssociationFranklin, Massachusetts2018
Norwood Art AssociationNorwood, Massachusetts2018
J.P. Collins FestivalSaint John, New Brunswick, Canada2017
Sagebrush Art CenterSheridan, Wyoming2016
Braintree Art AssociationBraintree, Massachusetts2011, 2015 – 2017
South Boston Art AssociationBoston, Massachusetts2011, 2015
Foxboro Art AssociationFoxboro, Massachusetts2015
Taunton Art AssociationTaunton, Massachusetts2015
Re-Jigged FestivalDartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada2011, 2014
Plymouth Center for the ArtsPlymouth, Massachusetts2014
Irish Cultural Center of New EnglandCanton, Massachusetts2013, 2014
Canton Art AssociationCanton, Massachusetts2013
Aisling GalleryHingham, Massachusetts2012 – 2014
Dorchester Historical SocietyDorchester, Massachusetts2012
Private WorkshopSheridan, Wyoming2011
Falmouth Art CenterFalmouth, Massachusetts2011
Washington Square StudioSalem, Massachusetts2008
Duxbury Art AssociationDuxbury, Massachusetts2008
Fort Point Studio SchoolBoston, Massachusetts2007, 2008
Plain Street StudiosRockland, Massachusetts2006, 2007
Harvard University Art MuseumsCambridge, Massachusetts2002

Art Training

Plein Air ConventionCalifornia2019
Dan ThompsonMassachusetts2017
Plein Air ConventionArizona2016
Plein Air ConventionCalifornia2015
Kim EnglishMassachusetts2014
Jeremy LipkingCalifornia2012
Robert LiberaceMassachusetts2008
Don DemersMassachusetts2007
Tim Allen LawsonMaine2006, 2008
Paul RahillyBoston, Massachusetts2005 – 2010
Thomas TietjenBoston, Massachusetts2004
David LeffelArizona2004
Mark DailyArizona2002, 2006
Tom OueletteBoston, Massachusetts2001
Ralph Oberg and Matt SmithVermont1999
Ken BuddBoston, Massachusetts1997 – 2000
Kevin MacPhersonNew Mexico1995
Kevin MacPhersonIreland1994
Greg KreutzNew York1993
John KilroyHull, Massachusetts1992 – 1996


“Working Class Hero: Crotty Makes the Gritty Magnificent” Artscope Magazine, December 26, 2018 (January/February 2019 issue)

“Hingham Gallery Celebrates Vincent Crotty’s 20 Years In America” The Boston Globe, November 10, 2010

“Cultural Ambassadors: Jordan and Crotty Team Up Family Style To Make Art of Their Creative Visions” The Boston Irish Reporter, April, 2006

“Irish Painter Vincent Crotty Brings New Look To Annual Irish Festival” The Boston Irish Reporter, April, 2006

“Trans-Atlantic Artists Sheds Light On Reality” The Corkman, Thursday, June 30, 2005

“Easel To Screen: Local Artist’s Work Decorates Scenes in Mystic RiverThe Patriot Ledger, November 3, 2003

“Irish Painter Brings Exotic Places To Life With Rare Style” Maine Sunday Telegram, May 3, 1998

“Mattapan Artist Vincent Crotty: Signs of Genius” Dorchester Community News, April 29, 1994

“Vincent Makes Light Work” The Cork Examiner, 1991