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Brian Fay is an Irish artist living in Dublin, his practice is rooted in drawing and he uses the materiality of pre-existing artworks and objects to examine our complex relationship to time.

His work is in the collections of The National Gallery of Ireland, The Irish National Drawing Collection, The Arts Co
uncil of Ireland, The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Office of Public Works Irish State Art Collection, Technological University Dublin and private collections.


He is the winner of the 2014 Derwent International Drawing Prize and the AXA Drawing Prize 2016.  In 2021 he was awarded a 3 year studio membership with Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin and a Visual Arts Bursary from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.  He undertook an artist residency at the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation, Connecticut, USA in 2022. He recently completed a national touring survey show which will opened in the Highlanes Gallery Drogheda then to Limerick City Gallery of Art and Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland. This tour was generously funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

He is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Technological University Dublin and holds a practice led PhD from Northumbria University, England.

See the links below for further information on research and writing activities:
DIT Arrow Research Repository

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