Born in Dublin, Ireland, Bernadette Madden studied  in the School of Painting at the National College of Art and Design , graduating in 1970. She works mainly in batik (wax resist on linen) and also makes screenprints on paper. Her work is in the collections of the Arts Council, the Office of Public Works, the Bank of Ireland and the Ulster Museum. Awards include the Macauley Fellowship in Painting.

Selected  exhibitions

2020         The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co Dublin (Solo)

2018          Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2014           Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York ,USA

2013           Solomon Gallery, Dublin

2012           gordon gallery, Derry, Northern  Ireland (Solo)

2012           SUNY, Geneseo, NY, USA

2011           Gormleys` Fine Art, Dublin (Solo)

2009          Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

2007           Hallward  Gallery, Dublin (Solo)

2006           Kenny Gallery, Galway (Solo)

2006           Hallward  Gallery, Dublin (Solo)

2005           Schwartzheide, Germany (Solo)

2005           Wexford Arts Centre (Solo)

2005           Hibernia, Florida, USA(Solo)

2005           Basement Gallery, Town Hall, Dundalk(Solo)

2004           Hallward  Gallery, Dublin (Solo)

2003           Gallery Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway (Solo)

2003           The Lavit Gallery, Cork (Solo)

2002           Hallward  Gallery, Dublin (Solo)

2000           Cavanacor Gallery, Lifford (Solo)

1998            Hallward  Gallery, Dublin (Solo)

1998            Kenny Gallery, Galway(Solo)

1994 ,91       Gordon gallery, Derry, Northern  Ireland (Solo)

1987            David Hendricks Gallery, Dublin (Solo)

1981,82,83,86 Tom Caldwell Gallery , Dublin (Solo)

1979 – 71    Davis Gallery ,Dublin

Selected collections

AXA Insurance ,Ireland

Aer Rianta

Air Lingus

Arts Council

Beacon Hospital Dublin

Charles Institute, UCD

Dept of Defence, Dublin

ESB, Dublin

Gresham Hotel, Dublin

Irish Cement, Co Louth

Office of Public Works

Ulster Museum