Marie Connole has exhibited at the Irish Arts Center New York USA, 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.

In 1997 she represented Ireland in Spain at the European Community Competition. Earlier this year she was a Judge for the 68th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

Awards include the Decade of Centenaries Arts Award (2022 and 2021), Creative Ireland Project Award (2021) and the Agility Arts Award (2021).

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.

In NCAD she received the 2003 Spiresart Student of the Year Award after completing a double Degree in History of Art and Fine Art Painting. Her work is in public and private collections.