FRANK HALLINAN FLOOD
Frank was born in Dublin. Leaving school at 14 he worked in a sheet metal factory for two years. Having been temporarily blinded while welding he became a clerical officer in the Civil Service.
Meanwhile Frank studied painting under John Skelton at the Peoples College, Dublin.
He was awarded a four year, full time scholarship to the National College of Art & Design. While there he was Awarded the
DiMarco Touring Bursary and travelled in Europe.
Participated in OASIS, Open Air Show of Irish Sculpture, Dublin.
After graduation he was awarded the The Robert Smithson Memorial Scholarship at Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York, under sculptor Toshio Odate. He was Co-ordinator of a large environmental sculpture for Barry LaVay at ArtPark, New York State.
When he returned to Ireland he won various bursaries and residencies.
He was awarded the Lenox Robinson Bursary to study Set Design at the English National Opera Design School, London. He began his Theatre career at the Abbey Theatre rising to Head of Design Department. Subsequently he became an award winning Freelance Designer for Stage and Film. His stage work has been seen in all major Irish Theatres and internationally, including the US, Australia, Great Britain, Canada and Israel.
He won the Helen Hayes Award for Best Set Design for Juno and the Paycock in Washington DC.
Film work includes Art Direction on such films as ‘The Field’, ‘Far And Away’, ‘Da’ ‘A Man Of No Importance’ etc. He was Production Designer on the movie ‘Snakes and Ladders’ filmed at The Babelsberg Studio, Berlin, the oldest film studio in the world.
He resigned from theatre design work in 2000 and has worked as a Visual Artist since then.
Visual Art Exhibitions include ‘New Beginnings’ at The Mill, Skerries ‘People and Places’ at the Kennedy Gallery Dublin, ‘Two Artists’ at the Kilcock Gallery Co. Kildare 2005. 'Acting Artists’ at Gerald Davis Gallery 2004. Nielson Gallery, Grazalema, Spain in 2006. Certamen Internacional de Pintura, Cadiz, 2006. Galerie 3F, Paris 2012. ‘Four Voices’ Ardgillian 2012/13.
Frank has exhibited on numerous occasions in the Royal Hibernian Academy, Annual Exhibition.
Eigse in 2004
Ev+a, Irish Exhibition of Contemporary Art 2005 ‘
He was awarded a residency at the Centre d'Art i Natura, Farrera de Pallars, Catalonia 2006.
He has undertaken many commissions.
Frank has competed in numerous Plein Air Painting competitions in Ireland, Great Britain, The Netherlands and the US.
He was Overall winner Wexford Art in the Open 2011 and Bronze medal winner 2013.
Also First Prize Nocturne, Second Prize Art on the Avenue and Second Prize Overall in Paint Annapolis,
Frank's sculpture, DRAGONFLY won The Goodbody Award for a work of distinction in any medium
at the Sculpture in Context exhibition 2021 in the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland.
In the USA Frank is represented by the Trippe Gallery, Easton, Maryland.