Prix Godecharles Finalist, Brussels 2001.
Culture Ireland Exhibitions Awards Winner 2008 & 2013.
Irish Embassy Awards Winner 2008 & 2019.
UK Arts Council Exhibitions Award Winner 2013.
In:Sight Finalist, UK 2016.
Official International Jury Selection - Florence Biennale 2019.
Official International Jury Selection - Osten Biennial of Drawing, Skopje 2020.
Damien McGinley’s key solo exhibitions over the last number of years include ‘Intro’
(Brussels, 1999), ‘9th and Hennepin’ (Novi Sad, Serbia 2003), CCTV Blues (Donegal, Ireland 2005), ‘Shadow Boxer’ (Berlin, 2008), ‘Eurekastraat’ (Antwerp, 2012), ‘Hectic Eclectics’ (London, 2013), ‘Mirrorball with sculptor Miodrag Peric (Antwerp, 2014), 'Excess Baggage', again with Peric (Paris, 2016), ‘Kicking Tyres & Lighting Fires’ (Nottingham, UK 2017), and 'Surface To Air part II' (Nottingham, UK 2018).
Collaborations include creating the artwork on several novels, photo journals, as well as album cover designs across Europe. He has also participated in a number
of large collective exhibitions, most notably ‘De Keltische Tijger’ (Antwerp, 2003), ‘PC 100-Best Of’ (Berlin, 2009), ‘80Q-Show Your Hope’ (global tour 2010-2012), 'ART 3F' Expo (Nice, 2015), 'London Calling' (London, 2016), 'Arte e Collezionismo' (Florence, 2017), and ‘Catalystic Counterpoints’ (New York, 2017).
McGinley has held the role of Artist In Residence in Prima Center (Berlin, 2008), as well as the Victor Vasarely Foundation (Marseille/Provence, 2013). He also has works in permanent collections worldwide, including the Irish Embassy (Athens), Galerie Campo & Campo (Antwerp), the National Gallery of Macedonia, the Irish State Art Collection, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery (New York), &
the Siena Art Institute (Italy).