Gary Kearney was born in Tipperary, based in Cork City, Kearney graduated from the Crawford College of Art & Design in 2005. His work reflects his interest in architecture, perspective and natural lighting and explores how these change our emotional connection to our city. His work has been exhibited throughout Ireland, including most recently a solo show at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Co.Mayo and group shows in the Wandesford Quay Gallery in Cork and the Source Arts Centre in Co. Tipperary. Gary has a studio in the Backwater Artists Group in Cork where he has been a member since 2010. His work is represented in public collections such as the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery and the Office of Public Works and in 2018 his work was selected for the 188th RHA Annual Exhibition.
Through my work I am attempting to portray various aspects of the city, I gather a large body of photographic images comprising of architecture, perspective and natural lighting. My desire to portray these aspects is based on my impression of the city at the time of photographing. The city appeals to me because it contains vast amounts of information infinitely being altered through the effects of weather conditions and man’s constant obsession with construction and progression. The environment changes our emotions towards the way we look at certain aspects of our lives and surroundings. I try to capture these emotions and encase them within my paintings
2005 Honors Degree in Fine Art.
2004 Diploma in Fine Art.
2001-2005 Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork.
2000-2001 C.T.I. Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
1994-2000 Cashel Community School, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.
2018 Group Show, The Chimera Gallery, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
2018 Work Selected, Cairde Visual 2018, The Model, The Mall, Sligo.
2018 Work Selected, RHA 188th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin 2.
2017 Solo Exhibition, Ray of Light, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford.
2016 Group Show, Peer, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.
2014 Group Show, Blue-International Art Exhibition, Gallery 27, South Frederick Street, Dublin 2.
2014 Solo Exhibition, The Light of Day, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
2014 Solo Exhibition, Through Light, The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
2013 Group Show, Duplex, The South Tipperary Arts Centre. Clonmel, Co.Tipperary.
2013 Solo Exhibition, Daylight, The Upstairs Gallery, The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny.
2013 Solo Exhibition, Into the Light, The Ivy House, Dublin.
2012 Solo Exhibition, Iontas Theatre, Artswell, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.
2012 Group Show, From Bricks to Canvas, Source Arts Centre, Co. Tipperary.
2011 Group Show, Place Space, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.
2011 Group Show, Below 456, The Lavit Gallery, Cork.
2011 Solo Exhibition, Reflections, Sirius Arts Centre, Cork.
2011 Work Exhibited, The Lavit Gallery, Cork.
2010 Solo Exhibition, Backwater Artists Studios, Cork.
2010 Group Show, Cashel Public Library, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.
2009 Group Show, Flavour of the Fortnight, Patrick St. Gallery, Cork.
2009 Group Show, Crow Gallery, Dublin.
2005 Degree Show, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork.
2004 Diploma Show, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork.
2018 Work Selected, Open Windows, RHA 188th Annual Exhibition.
2009 Work Purchased by the Office of Public Works, Dublin.
2005 Purchase Prize Award Winner, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork.
Member Backwater Artists Group.