Marie Connole has exhibited at the Irish Arts Center New York USA, the National Gallery of Ireland, EVA International and the University of Galway. She has undertaken residences at Kilkenny Arts Office, SÍM Residency in Iceland, Tyrone Guthrie Centre and in 2009-10 worked at Studio 84 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Awards include the Decade of Centenaries Arts Award (2022 and 2021), Creative Ireland Project Award (2021) and the Agility Arts Award (2021). In 1997 she represented Ireland in Spain at the European Community Competition.

In 2005/06 she was awarded the MFA Bursary from Clare Arts Office to undertake a research-based Masters in Fine Art at the Burren College of Art. For her degree show at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) she received the 2003 Spiresart Student of the Year Award and completed a double Degree in History of Art and Fine Art Painting.

She is currently a Judge for the Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

Her work is in public and private collections.