1949 Born in Worcester, England.
1959-1965 Educated in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare
1965-1966 Blackrock Academy, Lr. Mount St. (Willie Martin’s).
1968-1973 National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
1982 Elected member of Aosdana.
1996 Elected full member of Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA).
2013 Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Fine Art, NUI Maynooth.
Lives and works in Co. Kildare.
2014 ‘Territory’, Taylor Galleries, Kildare St. Dublin.
2010 ‘Martin Gale’, Mullan Gallery, Belfast.
2008 ‘MartinGale’, Fenton Gallery, Cork.
2006 Recent Paintings, Taylor Galleries, Dublin
2004-2005 Nissan Art Project, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and
Ulster Museum, Belfast.
2002 Lost Fields, Fenton Gallery, Cork.
2001 Hardlands, Taylor Galleries, Dublin
1996 Two Places, Taylor Galleries, Dublin
1992 Still Life Paintings, Taylor Galleries, Dublin
1989 New Paintings, Taylor Galleries, Dublin
1988 Drawings, Galway Arts Centre, Nun’s Island, Galway
1987 Beyond the Garden Wall, Taylor Galleries, Dublin
1981-1982 Artists Response, Arts Council/ An Chonhairle Ealaion, touring
exhibition, 10 venues throughout Ireland
1981 Paintings, Taylor Galleries, Dublin
1974 Neptune Gallery, Dublin
RHA Annual Exhibition yearly since 1996, award winner 2014.
2015 The Language of Dreams - Dreams and the Unconscious in 20th century Irish Art. Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.
2015 The Art of a Nation - Irish Works from The Allied Irish Banks and Crawford Art Gallery Collections. Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
2009 Storylines, John Martin Gallery, London
2008 Artists’ Choice, John Martin Gallery, London
2007 Martin Gale Selects, Fenton Gallery, Cork
2006-2007 Irish Art of the Seventies- Modernist Irish Art 1960-1990. IMMA and The Crawford Art Gallery, Dublin and Cork.
2006 Reflections, An Exhibition of Contemprary Art Works from The Department of Finance & Personnel and Office of Public Works, touring exhibition.
2005-2006 The West as Metaphor, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2005-2006 Siar 50, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin
2005-2006 From Landscape, Mermaid Arts Centre and touring Irish venues
2005-2006 On Reflection, Modern Irish Art 1960s-1990s, a selection from the Bank of Ireland Art collection, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork.
2005 Across Boundaries, Department of Finance & Personnel, touring
2005 Four Now, A joint exhibition of The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaion and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC,Cork.
2004 In the Time of Shaking, Irish Artists for Amnesty International, IMMA
2003 Some Recent Irish Painting, Messum’s Fine Art, London
2002 Recent Irish Art from the A.I.B Group Collection, Ulster Museum. Belfast.
2002 Bank of Ireland Recent Acquisitions, B.O.I Arts Centre, Dublin.
2001 Friends of Sean McSweeney, Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon.
2000 Ireland Today, Messum’s Fine Art, London.
2000 Four Artists, Vanguard Gallery, Co. Cork
2000 An Artists Century, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin And Ormeau Baths, Belfast.
1999 John Shinnors Selection, Lavitt Gallery, Cork
1998 Visions of Israel, Dublin Castle, Dublin Davis Gallery, Dublin
1998 Fair to Mizen, two-person exhibition(with Dermot Seymour), Boathouse Gallery, Co.Cork
1997-2000 Gatewayt to Art, Aer Rianta, Dublin
1997 The Irish Eye, Morgan Allen Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
1998 Art Inc. Guinness Hop Store, Dublin
1996 Living Landscapes, 1987-1996
1996 NCAD, 250 Drawings, 1746-1996
1990 National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland, Touring Exhibition
1990-2009 RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
1989 Images from Ireland, Brussels, Belgium
1988 Selector Living Landscape, West Cork Art Centre, Skibbereen Co. Cork
1987-1989 Living Landscape, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
1987 Heroes, Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaion, touring exhibition
1987 Disposition, Brussels, Belgium
1986 AIB Collection, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin
1981-1983 Participated in Action pour Les Arts Plastiques en Milieu Rural Les Bovins Exhibition, touring various French venues.
1980.1980 Represented Ireland in X1 Biennale de Paris. Selected work touring to Nice, Lisbon and Finland
1980 International Connection, Sense of Ireland Festival, London
1977-1978 Realism Now, Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaion, touring Exhibition.
1973 Represented Ireland in Young Artists ’73, Union Carbide Building,New York
1972 Two-Person exhibition (with John Devlin), Davis Gallery, Dublin
1971-1981 Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin.
1971- 1980 Oireachtas Exhibition (Award Winner 1973), Dublin.
National Gallery of Ireland (print collection).
ESB commission 10 works celebrating 40th anniversary of inauguration of Turlough Hill power generating station.
The Arts Council/AnChomhairle Ealaion
Bank of Ireland, Dublin
Investment Bank of Ireland, Dublin
Dublin City Gallery, Hugh lane
Office of Public Works, Dublin
PJ. Carroll &Co. Ltd. Dundalk
ESB Moneypoint, Co.Clare
European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
National Self-Portrait Collection, Limerick
Municipal Gallery, Waterford
Waterford Institute of Technology
Athlone Institute of Technology
Bord na Mona
First National Building Society
Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork
European Parliament, Strasbourg
Wesley College, Dublin
Irish Farm Centre
Kildare Co. Council
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Department of Finance & Personnel, Belfast
University College Cork