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 National Drawing Collection Ireland, and the collections of The Arts Council of Ireland, The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Office of Public Works Irish State 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. This year he undertook an artist residency at the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation, Connecticut, USA. He is currently working toward a national touring survey show which will open in the Highlanes Gallery Drogheda then to Limerick City Gallery of Art and Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland. This tour is generously funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

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.

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