Artist CV

EDUCATION:

2012-2014:
Masters in Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, UAL, UK

2007-2011:
Bachelors in Fine Art (First), School of Design & Creative Arts, Galway- Mayo Institute of Technology, IRE

SELECTED:

2022:

Gordan Ramsay’s restaurant, The Savoy Hotel, London, UK

2020:
Arts Bursary Award recipient, Women’s Irish Network, London, UK

2019:
Artist Residency Award, Cill Rialaig, Kerry, IRE
2018:
Shortlist John Moore’s painting prize, Liverpool, UK
Shortlist Royal Ulster Academy’s annual exhibition, Belfast, NI
Shortlist Jacksons Open painting prize, London, UK
Shortlist Visual Art Open Prize, Chester, UK
Shortlist It’s Art Call, London, UK
Financial Award, Clare County Council, Clare, IRE

2017:
Selected artist for Fujitsu’s global media campaign

2016:
Financial Award, Clare County Council, Clare, IRE

2014:
AB Associates, private commission, London, UK
Shortlist Royal Ulster Academy’s annual exhibition, Belfast, NI

2013:
Financial Award, Clare County Council, Clare, IRE

2012:
Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin, IRE

2011:
Freyer Award, Graduate Student Art Awards, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, IRE
Shortlist Claremorris Open, Mayo, IRE
Shortlist Fulbright  Scholarship fund, Dublin, IRE

SOLO EXIBITIONS:

2020:
Skellig, Graham Hunter Gallery, London, UK

2018:
Paint Tangling, Graham Hunter Gallery, London, UK

2017:
Conceal/Reveal, 5th Base Gallery, London, UK

GROUP EXIBITIONS:

2023:

Royal Cambrian Academy of Art’s annual exhibition, Conwy, Wales

A Community of Hope, Gormleys Gallery, IRE

The Essence of Student Life, Exam Hall, Trinity College, IRE

The Other Art Fair (Oct), Trueman Brewery, London, UK

The Other Art Fair (July), West-side Canopy, Kings Cross, London, UK

The Other Art Fair (March), Trueman Brewery, London, UK

2022:
Explore 01, The Kroll, NYC, USA

2021:
Inspire, D-Contemporary Gallery, London, UK
Set in Stone, 44 AD Gallery, Bath, UK

2020:
Royal Ulster Academy’s annual exhibition, NI
Transient (Virtual Reality exhibit due to Covid-19)

2019:
Elevate, The Shard, London, UK

2018:
Flux, The Cookhouse Gallery, London, UK

2016:
Summer Arts Prize (finalist), Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London, UK

2015:
London Irish Art, Central Hall Museum, London, UK
Sunday in the Park with Ed, Display Gallery, London, UK
Let Grass Roots Grow, A-side B-side Gallery, London, UK

2014:
Stop It, Masters in Fine Art Graduate Show, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2013:
Exhibition Auction, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK
Something Recalled, Glor Gallery, Clare, IRE
In Transit, V22 Gallery, London, UK

2011:
Royal Dublin Society Graduate Winners, Farmleigh House, Dublin, IRE
Graduate Student Art Awards, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, IRE
Bachelor Fine Art Graduate Show, GMIT, Galway, IRE

Outside The Studio:

2024:
Invited to open Tim Gouldings exhibit ‘The Music Room’ at the Irish Cultural Centre London.
 
Guest lecture invite from the School of Design & Creative Arts/ ATU, IRE
 

2021:
Guest lecture invite from the School of Design & Creative Arts/ ATU, IRE 

INTERVIEWS:

2024:

Culture Picks Listing with RTÉ , (IRE)

Creative Profile with Irelands Homes, Interiors and Living magazine (IRE)

2023:
The Career Relaunch Podcast with Joseph Liu (UK)

Art by Artists interview with Stan Stan (UK)

Behind the Artist interview with Sophie Skelton (UK)

2022:
Life of Stuff Blog Interview (IRE)

Research interview with Emily Gray for a project on femininity, nature, and spirituality in contemporary Irish art supported by the Rhode Island Foundation’s Michael P. Metcalf memorial fund (USA)

2021:
Creative Souls of Clare Podcast interview with Ruairi Mc Kiernon (IRE)

London Irish Stories interview (UK)

Clare Champion Newspaper Artist Feature (IRL)

Irish Times Newspaper interview (IRL)

MayDay Magazine (USA):
Eight Contemporary Female Irish Artists to Fall in Love with Immediately- Artist Profile

Cass Art (UK)
Virtual Studio Tour

2020:
Cass Art (UK)
Inside the artist’s Studio feature

Hatch Art, Studio Interview (UK)

2019:
Crow of Minerva, Studio Interview (USA)

2018:
Irish Times Newspaper, Contemporary Irish Creatives in London Interview (IRL)

Nine Elms London, Artist Feature (UK)

PREVIOUS CAREER:

Prior to commencing my Fine Art education I toured internationally with ‘Riverdance – The Show’ as an Irish dancer performing in over 400 cities covering 43 countries over 5 continents. Highlights include dancing on the The Great Wall of China & The Great Hall of the People (Beijing), The Acropolis (Athens), the Kremlin (Moscow),  Antilia House (Mumbai), for empress Michiko (Tokyo), the Crowned Prince of Dubai (UAE) Brian O’Driscoll’s Testimonial (London), BBC Red Nose Day (London), The Ant & Dec Show (London) and The John Bishop Show (London). Featured Dvd’s  ‘Riverdance: Today’s Stars’ (2007) & ‘Riverdance Live from Beijing’ (2010).

Aisling Drennan is an award-winning abstract artist with a London, UK-based art studio.

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