Samuel Walsh has had many one-person exhibitions in Ireland. In the 1980s and 1990s he held 5 one-person exhibitions with the Oliver Dowling Gallery, Dublin and from the late 1990s to the early 2000s he held 3 one-person shows with the Rubicon Gallery, also in Dublin. He has also showed at the RHA's Ashford Gallery, Dublin in 2007, and at Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin in 2007 & 2012.
He is represented in Ireland by the Oliver Sears Gallery, 29 Molesworth St., Dublin 2 (www.oliversearsgallery.com) where he held his first one-person show in April-May 2014.
He has had 2 one-person shows with the Vangard Gallery, Cork, 2 one-person shows in the University of Limerick in 1985 & 2005 and also 2 one-person shows with the Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick in 1982 & 1995. He has also held one-person exhibitions in other venues in Carlow, Cork, Limerick, Dublin, and Ennistymon, Co Clare.
In 1991, the exhibition Fourteen Points of Entry, at the Oliver Dowling Gallery, studies based on the Stations of the Cross, was purchased in its entirety by the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. The collection is regularly shown in venues throughout Ireland and occasionally at the museum.
In 1989 he toured a major show of paintings and drawings entitled: The Arena Paintings 1987-1989, to venues in Limerick, Cork and Dublin. In 2000, University College Cork held a self-selected retrospective of his drawings entitled: Drawings 1982-2000. The Hunt Museum, Limerick showed Small Works on Paper 1985-2001 in 2003. Also in 2003 he showed a new body of work entitled Ambit, at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, which also toured to Dublin. In 2003 he exhibited the Airborne Drawings, a set of drawings dedicated to his late father who served with the Allied Airborne Forces in Normandy in 1944. The show was held in Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare the town where his father was born. In 2015 he held a further one-person exhibition at the same venue entitled 'In Berlin' of works made while resident in or after visiting that city. In 2010 he showed a selection of paintings at the Hunt Museum, Limerick made between 2003-2009 entitled: Explicatio, (Latin: progression) that showed other paintings made during the making of the series of works based on The Divine Comedy, (see below).
He showed a major body of paintings entitled 'The Coercion of Substance' for VISUAL, Carlow in September 2011. The title comes from a poem by Seamus Heaney. The show then travelled to the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co Louth and to the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, both in 2012.
He completed four new drawings based on the seasons of the year that were made over the period of a year for the Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin for January 2013.
He held a third exhibition at the Hunt Museum, Limerick in February-April 2018 entitled 'Segment and Apple Drawings'. In May 2018, he will show 'Five Paintings' at the Limerick City Museum.
See also The Divine Comedy page.
He has also held one-person shows in Foundation Binz39, Scoul-Nairs, SWITZERLAND in 1990 and Galerie B, Pont-Aven, FRANCE in 2002.
Acrylic/oil/canvas 100x100cms 2010 Collection: the artist