Louise Wallace


  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom


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Louise Wallace (b. 1970 Belfast) is an artist, writer and educator. She is the winner of the Oil Award, Jackson's Art Prize (2024) and was shortlisted for the BEEP Painting Prize (2022) and longlisted for the John Moore's Painting Prize (2020). She has exhibited her paintings nationally and internationally including the SoHo20 Gallery (New York), Siemens Art Space (Beijing) Royal Hibernian Academy (Dublin). She had her first institutional solo show Midnight Feast at The MAC Belfast (2023). Her work is in several private and public collections including Arts Council Northern Ireland, Ulster University and Boyle Civic Collection, Sligo. Wallace co-curated and exhibited in Penumbra, a survey of contemporary Irish female painting at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery (2020). Her essay 'Who Killed Marthe Bonnard? Madness and morbidity in Pierre Bonnard's 'The Bath'' was published in the Journal of Contemporary Painting (2018) and she was an invited speaker on the work of Mary Swanzy at IMMA, Dublin (2018). She is co-curator of the retrospective Catherine McWilliams, Selected Works 1961 - 2021 at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery (2023) and the author of 'Hope is Something Rooted; The Work of Catherine McWilliams' in the Irish Arts Review, Spring 2023. Paintings from the Midnight Feast series were published in the British Council journal 'Difficult Conversations' (2023). She is the recipient of several bursaries and awards including Support for the Individual Artist (2022) and Arts and Humanities Research Council funding (2023, 2024). Wallace completed her PhD in 2005 at Belfast School of Art where she currently works as a lecturer in painting.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Fine Art

1 Sept 19991 Jun 2002

Award Date: 11 Jul 2022

Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Higher EducationAcademy

1 Sept 20091 Sept 2010

Award Date: 12 Jul 2010

PhD, Painting the Peripheral; a reconsideration of the feminine in the late interiors of Pierre Bonnard

1 Sept 20021 Jun 2006

Award Date: 11 Dec 2006

Post-graduate Certificate in Education

1 Sept 20051 Jun 2006

Award Date: 10 Jul 2006

Bachelor, L.L.B., Queens University, Belfast

1 Sept 19891 Jun 1994

Award Date: 11 Jul 1994


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  • Late Night Lemons

    Wallace, L., 20 May 2024

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • Louise Wallace, Midnight Feast: Essay by Riann Coulter

    Wallace, L. & Coulter, R., 31 Aug 2023

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

    Open Access
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  • Midnight Feast

    Wallace, L., 6 Apr 2023

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • The Woman Behind the Bather

    Wallace, L., 30 Sept 2023, National Gallery of Victoria Magazine, 42, p. 40-46 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Open Access
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  • Urban Landscapes

    Wallace, L., 31 May 2023, In: Irish Arts Review. 40, 1, p. 42-45 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    13 Downloads (Pure)