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Paul James Kearney

Paul James Kearney addresses portraiture, urban environments and social encounters through an amalgamation of painting and drawing.

Born in Galway, he completed his BFA in Contemporary Painting under the tuition of Blaise Drummond in 2014. In 2015 he completed his MA in Arts Policy & Practice at NUIG. Kearney has exhibited in Ireland and internationally, and has works held in public, corporate and private collections internationally. He has had a solo exhibition at Farmleigh House, Dublin, and has taken part in group exhibitions at 126 Gallery, Galway; 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin; the Cong Art Gallery, Co. Mayo; Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn; and Galerie Iliev, Köln. He currently lives and works in Galway.

His recent work 'Tom, Bath, Towel' has been short-listed for the 2016 “Hennessy Portrait Prize”, and can be seen at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin until March 2017.


2014-2015 National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland. MA Arts Policy & Practice (2:2)
2013-2014 Centre for Creative Media and Arts, GMIT Galway, Ireland. BFA Fine Art (Painting) (2:2)
2010-2013 Centre for Creative Media and Arts, GMIT, Galway, Ireland. BA Art and Design (2:1)
(Painting, Art History, Critical Theory)
2005-2006 G.T.I. Galway, Ireland (Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design, Art History)
2005 St Mary’s College Galway, Ireland. Leaving Certificate Art (Honours) B1(Art History,
Drawing, Painting, Ceramics)

2016 “Hennessy Portrait Prize”, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
2016 “Where the Heart is”, Henrietta Street, D1, Dublin, Ireland 2015 “ANON”, Gallery 126, Flood Street, Galway, Ireland.
2014 “Spring Equinox”, Greenpoint Gallery, 390 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11222, U.S.A
2014 “Double Yellow Lines”, Aras na Mac Leann Foyer, NUIG, Galway, Ireland 2013 “So What Now?” The White Space Gallery, Fairgreen, Galway,Ireland.
2011 Múscailt: NUIG Art Society Annual Exhibition, Aras Na Mac Leann Foyer, NUIG, Galway,

2013 Múscailt: Fragments & Reflections The Quadrangle Gallery, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Solo Exhibitions:
2015 Another View, Renzo, Eyre Street, Galway, Ireland.
2015 Display at Galerie Iliev, Hohe Pforte 9, 50676 Köln, Germany.
2014 The Races, The Cow Shed Gallery, Farmleigh House, Dublin 15, Dublin, Ireland.
2013 Suburbia, Renzo, Eyre Street, Galway, Ireland.
2013 Solo Exhibition @ Rouge, Dominic Street, Galway, Ireland.
2013 Art Display, DERI, NUIG.
2013 Exhibition @ Le Petit Rouge, Dominic Street, Galway, Ireland.

2013 Painting like Pretti, workshop on Chiaroscuro and Baroque painting with Art Conservator and Art Historian Ray Spitteri. The Grand Masters Palace, Valletta, Malta.
2013 Proposal and Funding Guidelines, workshop with Public Artist Ceara Conway, Galway, Ireland.

2016 Shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize
2011 Most Improved Artist: Awarded at the NUIG Annual Exhibition Múscailt. Aras Na Mac Leann, NUIG Galway, Ireland.

2016, Corporate Collection, Flazorthes Conseil, Paris, France.
2013, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland.
2011, Corporate Collection, Mayberry Spirits, Mount Airy, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Many works in private collections across Ireland, the U.K, Europe, the U.S.A, Australia and China.

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