Maurice Caplice is an artist that works in Painting, Sculpture and Sound. Working in Clonmel, Callan and Dublin, Ireland.
Caplice graduated from National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland in 2002 with an Honours degree in Fine Art Painting. After 2 years of travel in Europe he achieved a postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from the Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Phafos, Cyprus in 2005. Caplice also works as an artist facilitator currently working for D.A.V Community group Dublin and K.C.A.T art collective Callan.
Name: Maurice Caplice,
2004-2005 Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Cyprus College of Art,
Lempa, Phafos, Cyprus.
1997-2002 Honours, BA Degree in Fine Art Painting, National College of Art and Design,100 Thomas St, Dublin 8.
1996-1997 National Vocational Certificate Level 2,In Art, Craft and Design with Distinction In Combined Materials. Clonmel Central Technical Institute, Co. Tipperary.
Curator, Binsí Críonna (Wise Benches):
An Art and Science project:A Collaboration between Martina Caplice Ecologist and Artist and Brian Lougharn Artist and Designer.Curated by Maurice Caplice
Lead Artist, Summer Steel Ivy
Summer Steel Ivy: A public sculptural bench project. A Collaboration between Joe Channon, Maurice Caplice and Dawid Czupa (DC Garage).
Collaborating Artist, Media archive by: Brendan Fox :
A Reluctant Mirage: An NCAD Art In The Contemporary World
Invited to take part in media archive by: Brendan Fox : Curator Games for Artists and Non-Artists – Archive, 2020,
Curator, Living Bench :
For Christmas In Clonmel! Curated by Maurice Caplice. In collaboration with Ali Dietrich, sculptor and floral artist, Eric Rosenfeld bench maker/artist and Dawid Czupa bench maker.
Collaborating Artist, Floating Shandy’s Boat :
A Homage to Tristram Shandy, Nothing odd will do.“Floating Shandy’s Boat”, a digital sculpture project. Lead Artist/Historian Shay Hurley. Main Artist collaborator Maurice Caplice
Collaborating Artist, Sugar Skull Burning:
A Drawing project with Digital Mapping projection and Sculptural elements. A Collaboration between Colin Everitt and Maurice Caplice.
Lead Artist, Planting for a River God :
Title ‘Planting for a River God’ a public sculptural, biodiversity conservation, interactive project. The Public were invited to be involved in the replanting of Wild flowers on the Blueway Tipperary Towpath. Themed on the Irish River Gods.
Curator, East Lane Project (E.L.P):
Curated by John Kennedy painter and Maurice Caplice visual artist in collaboration with Ali Dietrich sculptor and floral artist, and David Buckley Photographer and film maker.East lane project was a public sculpture/installation and outdoor gallery concept.
Lead Artist, The River Animals take to the Street :
Title ‘The River Animals take to the Street’ Communal Drawing, Public Art project for Clonmel Junction Festival 2018. Themed on river animals built from up-cycled wood.
Lead Artist, Ode on a Castle and a Clock Tower:
Title ‘Ode on a Castle and a Clock Tower’ Communal Drawing, Public Art project for The Tipperary historic town’s initiative 2018 for Carrick on Suir. Themed on two historic buildings from the town. Made from up-cycled wood.
Artist, National drawing day The Butler gallery:
Communal Drawing for The Butler gallery for National drawing day at Kilkenny Castle. A Castle like structure built from wooden pallets and clad in reused corrie board for the Public to draw on. Drawing edited and finished by Maurice Caplice.
Lead Artist, Electric Picnic:
Communal drawing project for Body and Soul area at Electric Picnic. Large tent like structure clad for the public to draw on edited and finish by lead artist.
Artist DesignFest, Clonmel:
Sound Installation and large communal drawing of a Wolf for DesignFest Night lights and Design trail Wolf Moon Session 2
Artists/ Sound Engineer, Culture Night:
Sound Installation and large communal drawing of a Wolf for Culture night at Old Scots Church, Mary St Clonmel – Howling Wolf Moon Session
Private Studio, Donnelly Centre, Cork St. Dublin 8
Cartoonist project, the inventing of a 100 one image cartoons.Ode to Garry Larson.
Installation of audio and visual display in shop front window of two animation pieces by Artist Christine C. Grinde, with background and poster design.
Private Studio, Donnelly Centre, Cork St. Dublin 8
Alan Crosby a student from Developing Alternative Values was placed as a studio assistant at my studio for 2 hours a day every Friday for 3 months. January 10th to April 10th 2014. Instead of working as a studio assistant Alan worked as a co-collaborator producing 7 paintings within the 3 month block.
Tullamore, Co Offaly
A contributing artist to Foundation14, F14 is an initiative by Tullamore Community Arts Centre in association with Offaly County Council and The Arts Council of Ireland, aimed at highlighting international contemporary arts practice in preparation for the opening of Tullamore Community Arts Centre.
Depaul Ireland Sundial House, James street Dublin 8. Art Workshop for Depaul Ireland. A Communal drawing workshop for homeless men.
A contributing artist to Granby Park a project by the Upstart arts collective.Project description: Upstart transformed a vacant Dublin site on Dominick street lower into Granby Park , a place of creativity, nature and imagination for everyone.For four weeks free arts events, an outdoor cinema & theatre performances, live music, educational activities and a pop-up café were open to the public for free.
Lead artist For Media Cave Junction festival. Project description: A collaborative audio / visual installation involving biometric motion data,multimedia and performance. Main artist collaborators Neill O’Dwyer, Philip Byrne and Regan O’Brien.
Artist in the Community Scheme 2012 Create Ireland.
A collaboration between Upstart art’s collective,Depaul Ireland and the general Dublin public 2012-2013.
Co-Lead artist with artist Karen Howley for Communal drawing project at ‘Bop Gun’ a Dublin Music collectives event.
Sound Lab Café
Lead Artist For Sound Lab Junction festival, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Project description: A collaborative sculptural/ sound installation project between Clonmel Junction festival,The Clonmel public, Maurice Caplice and Philip Byrne. 27th June – 10th July.
A contributing Artist to Solstice
an ambitious new event has arrived to the mix of the Cork Midsummer Festival..16th – 19th June.
A contributing Artist to Upstart.
Upstart is a non-profit art collective, which aims to put creativity at the centre of public consciousness during the Irish General Election Campaign in 2011. We plan to do this by reinterpreting the spaces commonly used for displaying election campaign posters in Dublin City. February.
EUROPE’S EDGE Ireland – The Artist and the Island –
December: Tromsø University Library Gallery, Tromsø, Norway. Funded by culture Ireland.
Artist in the Community Scheme 2010 Create Ireland.
Aug – Dec: A colaberation project between Maurice Caplice and Community group Developing Alternative Values, Context Disability, Artform Visual. Create Ireland 10/11 Earl Street South, Dublin 8.
Art Residency Lindart Lendava Slovenia
LindArt International Young Artists’ Fine Arts Colony
Galerija-Muzej Lendava, Banffyjev trg 1, 9220 Lendava, Slovenija
‘Bitter pop lemon culture’
The Joinery Gallery, abour hill, Dublin 7 March
The Dunlavin Festival of Art
Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow
‘We are Protestant’
The Crow Gallery, 6 crow St, temple bar Dublin
‘The Two heads of the same coin’
Solo Show, Broadstone XL, the Hendron Building, 34-40 Upper Dominick St, Dublin 7.
Monster Truck Gallery Francis St, Dublin 8.
Silgo Gallery of Art, Sligo.
Hotel Ballymun Clark Tower, Ballymun, Furniture assemblage, 3 pieces selected.
X-mass marks the Spot,
Draiocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown Centre D. 15.
The Dunlavin Festival of Art,
Dunlavin Co. Wicklow, Awarded Best Emerging Artist
Art in Arcadia,
An on Site piece, Larch hill Gardens, Co. Kildare.
End of Year Show,
Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Pahfos, Cyprus.
The Artrageous Group,
Circulo De Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain.
The Same But Different,
Solo Show, Lempa Campus Gallery, The Cyprus College of Art, Pahfos, Cyprus.
Lost and Found,
Curated by Christine C Grinde and Eirik Grinde, Ullevalsveien 61, Oslo, Norway.
Art and Action,
Heaven on Earth, Rubicon Gallery, 10 St Stephens Green Dublin 2.
N.C.A.D Degree Show,
100 Thomas St, Dublin 8.
The Housing project, empty commercial space, Ilac Centre, Dublin.
Published in Arts council funded publication ‘ An Experiment in Social Embroidery’ by Teresia Guschlbauer 2013.
Awarded Artist in the Community Scheme 2012 Create Ireland.
Awarded Best Street Entertainment 2011, Clonmel Junction Festival.
Co-curated Europe’s edge- The Artist and the Island.
Awarded Artist in the Community Scheme 2010 Create Ireland.
Funded by the Arts council Ireland.
Awarded Best Emerging Artist, Dunlavin Arts Festival 2006.