artists

Brendan Earley

mother’s exhibitions:
Brendan Earley
Life after Buildings

19 April – 20 May 2017

Brendan Earley
Before the Close of Day
19 February – 12 April 2014

Brendan Earley & Kevin Cosgrove
Nor for Nought
14 September – 29 October 2011

Brendan Earley
Ghosts of the Future
16 September – 31 October 2009

exhibitons:
Brendan Earley
back of beyond
The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
28 July – 30 September 2017

Brendan Earley
Discoveries | Art Basel Hong Kong 2013

Born 1971, Dublin, Ireland
Lives and works in Dublin

Education

2009 PHD Doctor of Philosophy, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
1997 MFA Combined Media (cum laude), Hunter College, New York
1989 BA Sculpture (1st class Hons) National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Solo Exhibitions

2017
back of beyond, Gallery 2, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Life after Buildings, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2014

Before the Close of Day, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2013
Art Basel Hong Kong, Discoveries (solo), mother’s tankstation
In The Midnight City, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing
2012
A Place Between, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2010
NADA, Miami, solo presentation with mother’s tankstation
2009
Ghosts of the Future, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2007
Towards a Large White Building, Roscommon Arts Centre, Ireland
2006
Towards a Large White Building, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
2003
Arrival, Pallas Heights, Dublin
Schemata, Triskel Art Centre, Cork

Group Exhibitions

2016
I Went to the Woods: The Artist as Wanderer, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
2015

Gatherings, Fergus McCaffrey Gallery, New York
2014
TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Galway
2013
Drawing and Photographs from the Permanent Collection, LCGA, Limerick
2012
All Humans Do, White Box, New York
Into the Light: The Arts Council – 60 Years of Supporting the Arts, The Model, Sligo
2011
Nor for Nought: Brendan Earley & Kevin Cosgrove, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
Utopia Ltd., Highlanes Gallery, Droichead Arts Centre, Louth; Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
Fine Lines, Limerick City Gallery of Art at Istabraq Hall, Limerick
2008
Menschheit, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
The Curated Visual Arts Award (Part 2): Brendan Earley and Bea McMahon, Void Gallery, Derry, and Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
No Borders (Just N.E.W.S*): European Exhibition of Young Artists, La Centrale Electrique, Brussels; Centre of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Greece; Museu de la Festa, Algemesi, Valencia, Spain; The Faculty of Fine Arts of Cuenca, Spain
2007
Black, Ashford Gallery, Dublin
2006
Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
2005
Fulbright Scholarship Show, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
EV+A, Limerick, curated by Dan Cameron
Futures Anthology, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2004
Superbia, Ballymun, Dublin
2002
EV+A, curated by Apinan Poshyananda
2001
Futures, curated by Patrick T. Murphy, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
2000
Prix Ars Electronica, Vienna, Austria
Perspective, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast. Curator Lynne Cooke
1999
EV+A Reduced, Limerick City Art Gallery, Curator Jeanne Greenberg
TV as Window, The Knitting Factory, NY, USA. Curator Laura Brown
1998
Video Rewind, Syracuse University, NY, USA. Curator Experimental TV Centre
Scope 2, Artist’s Space, Green St, NY, USA. Curator Pip Day

Bibliography

2015
Whittaker, Iona‘Artist Profile: Brendan Earley at Urs Meile’,China Residencies, February
2014
O Sullivan, Seán, ‘Tomorrowland’, mother’s annual 2014
Oakley, Jason and Earley, Brendan Interview, Visual Artist Ireland Magazine, May
Fowler, Joan, “Gravitational Waves’, Art and Context, March
McCooey, Niamh, ‘Before the Close of Day – Brendan Earley at mother’s tankstation’, www.niamhmccooey.wordpress.com, March
Dillon, Brian, ‘The quarry resembled the moon’, March
2013  
Zhou, Simon, ‘Review: In the Midnight City’, Time Out Beijing, 15 April
Whittaker, Iona, ‘Bredan Earley’s “In the Midnight City”’, Art Agenda, 10 April
Wang, Sue, ‘Brendan Earley: In the Midnight City’, Cafa Art Info, March
2012      
Dr. Clancy, Luke “An Interview with Brendan Earley” Culture File, RTE Radio, 17 April
Dillion, Brian, ‘The Quarry Resembled the Moon’, catalogue essay, A Place Between, RHA, January
Hanrahan, Siún, ‘Hyperdrawing: Beyond the Lines of Contemporary Art’, Ed. Russell Marshall & Phil Sawdon
Leach, Cristin, ‘200 Words’ Sunday Times, 3 March
Long, Declan, “All Humans Do’ catalogue essay
T. Murphy, Patrick, ‘In Conversation’
Merrigan, James, ‘Groping With Alchemy.’ Billionjournal.com, 8 May
E. Moore, Padraic, ‘Q&A Brendan Earley: A Place Between’, Paper Visual Art, 21 May
Cutaya, Michaela, ‘Shock Encounter’, Fugitive Papers, 8 May
Merrigan, James, ‘Groping with Alchemy, Brendan Earley’, +Billion-, 8 May
Leach Hughes, Christin, ‘Brendan Earley A Place Between’, The Sunday Times, 1 April
2011
Clarke, Chris, ‘Nor for Nought: Brendan Earley and Kevin Cosgrove’, mother’s annual 2011
O’Dwyer, Rebecca, ‘Brendan Earley and Kevin Cosgrove: Nor for Nought’, Paper Visual Art, Oct
Tipton, Gemma, ‘I’m an artist – can I take your order?’, The Irish Times, 18 January
2010   
Littman, Brett, ‘A Philosophers House’ an interview with Brendan Earley. Small Fires Started Daily
Brian O’Doherty, ‘Beyond the White Cube’ an interview with Brendan Earley. Small Fires Started Daily
Hutchison, John, ‘In Praise of Hands’ an interview with Brendan Earley. Small Fires Started Daily
 Nelson, Mike, ‘Labyrinths and Islands’ an interview with Brendan Earley. Small Fires Started Daily
2009
White, Lucy, ‘Ghosts of the Future’, Metro, 29 September
Clarke, Chris, ‘Haunted Houses’, mother’s annual 2009
2008
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Messing with the Modernist Flat Pack’, The Irish Times, 26 March
Littman, Brett, ‘From Wittgenstein’s Vienna house to Ikea flat-pack furniture: the art of Brendan Earley, Douglas Hyde Gallery, radio interview
Phelan, Alan, ‘Brendan Earley’, AICA No Borders
Sheehan, Declan, ‘True Complex’, Circa, January–February
2006
Long, Declan and Wilson, Mick, ‘Incompletions’, Veneer
Healy, Ciara, ’Arrival’, Veneer
Leahy, Billy, ‘Marking Modernity’, village.ie, 26 April
Tipton, Gemma, ‘Towards a Large White Building’, Circa, April
2004   
Browne, Sarah, ‘John Brunberg & Brendan Earley’, Circa Online, March
2003 
Healy, Ciara ‘Arrival’, Circa Online, December

Awards

2014
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council Ireland
2012
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council Ireland
2011
Project Grant, Arts Council Ireland
2010
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council Ireland
2007
Curated Visual Arts Award, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2005
Thomas Demand Travel Award
2004
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council Ireland
Shortlisted for The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award
2003
Banff Residency Scholarship
2001
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council Ireland
2000
Experimental Film and Video Award
1997
Fulbright Scholarship

Residencies

2012
Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing
2012
Model Gallery, Sligo
2005
ORTE, Krems, Austria
2003
Banff Art Centre, Alberta, Canada
1999
Firestation Artist Studios, Dublin

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