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 their complex relationship to time.
His work is in the National Drawing Collection Ireland, and the collections of The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Technological University Dublin, Office of Public Works Irish State Collection and private collections. He is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Technological University Dublin.
He holds a practice led PhD from Northumbria University, England, entitled States of Transience: Drawing practices and the conservation of museum artworks. He is the winner of the 2014 Derwent International Drawing Prize and the AXA Drawing Prize 2016.