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Education:

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

2007-2011 Bachelors in Fine Art (First), GMIT, 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

 

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:

 2020 Cass Art:

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

 2020 Hatch Art:

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

 2019 Crow of Minerva:

https://www.crowofminerva.com

2018 Irish Times Newspaper:

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:

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).