I’m based in Gorey, Ireland. I teach photography and filmmaking at Gorey School of Art and I am one of the founders of Periphery Space, a not-for-profit art space in North Wexford.
Throughout the 2000s I made paintings, photographs, installations and films but in 2011, I stopped. I lost direction and my work lacked purpose. Around this time I began to lead Gorey School of Art in a new job role, which opened up new challenges and opportunities. After a few years we had a new building with a dedicated gallery space and cinema. Periphery Space was born.
Working with James Merrigan, Emma Roche and Deirdre Robinson in developing exhibitions, film screenings, workshops and residencies over the past few years has led me to a place where I am making work again.
Academic Qualifications and Achievements
2006 M.A. Virtual Realities, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2003 Founding member of Gorey School of Art, Wexford, Ireland
2001 B.A. Fine Art, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2006 Space and Place, Leinster Gallery, Dublin
Selected Group Exhibitions and Publications
2010 Éigse (Invited Artist), Carlow
2009 Annual Show, Royal Hibernian Academy
2007 Cead in China, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
2006 Reflections, Switch Room Gallery, Belfast
2006 Art of the State, Muckross House, Kerry
2006 Work selected for publication by Office of Public Works
2006 Genius Loci, NCAD Postgraduate Show, Dublin
2003 Contemporary Irish Art, Opera Festival, Wexford
2001 De-Ox ribonucleic Acid (DNA) , NCAD, Dublin
2000 Odyssey 2001, Civic Offices, Dublin
1999 Work selected for publication by Vision
1999 Group Show, Gorey Artists Foundation, Wexford
1998 Three Painters, Gorey Summer Fair, Wexford
Kevin Kelly, Board of Directors, IMMA
2006 Invited speaker at a Research Symposium at NCAD. This was the first postgraduate research symposium and provided an opportunity for staff and student researchers in art, design, education, history and theory to critically interact and exchange ideas. Internationally renowned critic and author of "Vitamin P" Barry Schwabsky was also a guest speaker.