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Education:

2012-2014 Masters in Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, UK

2007-2011 Bachelors in Fine Art (First), Centre for Creative Arts & Media, Galway- Mayo Institute of Technology, IRE

Solo exhibitions:

2020:

Skellig, Graham Hunter Gallery, London, UK

2018: 

Paint Tangling, Graham Hunter Gallery, London, UK 

2017: 

Conceal/Reveal, 5th Base Gallery, London, UK

Selected:

2020:

Arts Bursary Award recipient, Women’s Irish Network, London, UK

2019:

Artist Residency Award, Cill Rialaig, Kerry, IRE 

2018:

Shortlist John Moore’s painting prize, Liverpool, UK

Shortlist Royal Ulster Academy’s annual exhibition, Belfast, NI

Shortlist Jacksons Open painting prize, London, UK

Shortlist Visual Art Open Prize, Chester, UK

Shortlist It’s Art Call, London, UK

Financial Award, Clare County Council, Clare, IRE

2016 

Financial Award, Clare County Council, Clare, IRE

2014: 

AB Associates, private commission, London, UK

Shortlist Royal Ulster Academy’s annual exhibition, Belfast, NI

2013:

Financial Award, Clare County Council, Clare, IRE

2012:

Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin, IRE

2011:

Freyer Award, Graduate Student Art Awards, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, IRE

Shortlist Claremorris Open, Mayo, IRE

Shortlist Fulbright  Scholarship fund, Dublin, IRE

Talks:

2021

Invited to give insights on my career as an artist post a Masters in Fine Art to fourth year students at Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT, IRE

Group exhibitions:

Upcoming: Inspire, D-Contemporary Gallery (TBC due to Covid-19) 

2020: 

Royal Ulster Academy’s annual exhibition

Set in Stone (VR exhibit due to Covid-19)

Transient (VR exhibit due to Covid-19)

2019:

Elevate, The Shard, London, UK

2018:

Flux, The Cookhouse Gallery, London, UK

2016:

Summer Arts Prize (finalist), Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London, UK

2015:

London Irish Art, Central Hall Museum, London, UK

Sunday in the Park with Ed, Display Gallery, London, UK

Let Grass Roots Grow, A-side B-side Gallery, London, UK

2014:

Stop It, Masters in Fine Art Graduate Show, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2013:

Exhibition Auction, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK

Something Recalled, Glor Gallery, Clare, IRE

In Transit, V22 Gallery, London, UK

2011:

Royal Dublin Society Graduate Winners, Farmleigh House, Dublin, IRE

Graduate Student Art Awards, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, IRE

Bachelor Fine Art Graduate Show, GMIT, Galway, IRE

Interviews: 

2021 Irish Times Newspaper (IRL)

Increase in online painting sales due to the global pandemic

 https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-design/visual-art/i-ve-seen-a-massive-increase-in-irish-customers-1.4518948

2021 MayDay Magazine (USA):

Eight Contemporary Female Irish Artists to Fall in Love with Immediately

https://maydaymagazine.com/category/art/

2021 Cass Art (UK)

Virtual Studio Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgxqltqRnuU 

2020 Cass Art (UK)

Inside the artists Studio

https://www.cassart.co.uk/blog/inside-the-artists-studio-aisling-drennan.htm

2020 Hatch Art 

Studio Interview

https://www.hatchlimitededitions.com/collections/aisling-drennan 

2019 Crow of Minerva

Studio Interview

https://www.crowofminerva.com 

2018 Irish Times Newspaper(IRL)

Contemporary Irish creatives in London

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/working-abroad/ireland-will-always-be-my-home-but-for-now-london-is-my-city-1.2879192

2018 Nine Elms London (uk)

Artist Feature

https://nineelmslondon.com/features/meet-aisling-drennan/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Career:

Prior to commencing her Fine Art education, Drennan toured internationally with ‘Riverdance – The Show’ as an Irish dancer performing in over 400 cities covering 43 countries over 6 continents. Highlights include dancing on the The Great Wall of China & The Great Hall of the People (Beijing), The Acropolis (Athens), the Kremlin (Moscow),  Antilia House (Mumbai), for empress Michiko (Tokyo), the Crowned Prince of Dubai (UAE) Brian O’Driscoll’s Testimonial (London), BBC Red Nose Day (London), The Ant & Dec Show (London) and The John Bishop Show (London). Featured Dvd’s  ‘Riverdance: Today’s Stars’ (2007) & ‘Riverdance Live from Beijing’ (2010).