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Brian Fay Artist Statement

My work is concerned with using different drawing technologies to record and mark time.

My drawings are intended to act as records of the gradual deterioration of original artworks and cultural artefacts. They are produced to remind us that a piece invested with the time of its own making is also deteriorating in slow motion once it is made. They attempt to visualize the action of time on things popularly presumed to be preserved in a state of something approaching permanence.

Brian Fay

 

Brian Fay Biog

Brian Fay is an artist and Lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology. His art practice, routed in drawing, is concerned with the recording of time and history through different technologies.

His most recent solo exhibitions include Broken Images or When Does Posterity Begin ?  Ashford Gallery RHA, the 3 part Some Time Now series, The Lab, Mermaid Arts Centre and Solstice Arts Centre, Web, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (2005) and enCODEd a sound collaboration with composer Donal Siggins, Context Gallery, Derry, Project Arts Centre, Dublin and West Cork Arts Centre, Cork (2005). 

Group shows include Projet Gutenberg, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, The 43 Uses of Drawing, Rugby Art Museum, England,  Fine Lines: a selection from the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Into Irish Drawing (2010), Limerick City Gallery Of Art, Civic Arts Centre Hengelo, Holland, Irish Cultural Institute, Paris and Millennium Arts Centre, Northern Ireland, Drawing Stonehenge, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester (2008), Other Mens Flowers, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, (C)Artography: Mapmaking as Artform, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (2007) and The Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2006).

Recent curatorial work includes Lost and Found, Solstice Arts Centre (2010), Pleasures and Days  (co-curated with Sheena Barrett) (2007), The LAB, Dublin and Milestones (co-curated with Andrew Folan) for The Black Church Print Studio, Dublin.

He is currently Artist in Residence at Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane’s Conservation Department. Fay is currently undertaking a Phd in Drawing and Temporality at the University of Northumbria, England. He is also a member of the Artists Panel at IMMA, co-founder of Drawing Lab at the Dublin Institute of Technology and former Secretary of Visual Artists Ireland. His work is in the collections of The National Collection of Contemporary Drawing, The Crawford Art Gallery, Dublin Institute of Technology, Kilkenny Design Centre, Office of Public Works and private collections.

 

Brian Fay Curriculum Vitae

 

Selected Solo Shows and Collaborations

2011     Broken Images or When Does Posterity Begin?, Ashford Gallery Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2007                 Some Time Now, The LAB, Dublin, Ireland, Mermaid Arts Center, Wicklow, Ireland, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Ireland

2005                 Web, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

Encoded, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

                        Encoded, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland

Winner of the Sound and Vision Award,

Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland and the Context Galleries

2004                 Encoded, Context Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland

2000                 Morse, Proposition Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1998                 Still, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Ireland

 

 

Selected Group Shows

2012                 Projet Gutenberg, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, Frace

                         Motion Capture: Drawing and the Moving Image, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2011                 The 43 Uses of Drawing, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, England

Fine Lines: a selection from the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland

New Directions in Drawing symposium and exhibition, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

Pencil to the Plough, Cross Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2009/10            Into Irish Drawing, Limerick City Gallery Of Art, Civic Arts Centre Hengelo, Holland, Irish Cultural Institute, Paris and Millennium Arts Centre, Northern Ireland

2009                 Paper Work, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, Ireland

                        Touchstone, Salisbury Art Museum, Salisbury, England

Ventral Surface, Oliver Holt Gallery, Dorset, England

2008                 Other Men’s Flowers, Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland

                        Recent Acquisitions, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

                        Drawing Stonehenge, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England

Without Walls, University of Northampton, England

Ábhar agus Meon, University College Dublin, Ireland

                        Folkatronica Screening, The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland

2007                 (C) Artography: Art from Mapping, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

                        Pierogi Flatfiling Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany

                        Still Moving, Siamsa Tire, Kerry Film Festival, Kerry, Ireland

2006                 Flatfiles Drawings, Pierogi Gallery, New York, USA

Seconds: The Imperfect Artwork, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland

Square Root of Drawing, International Drawing Survey Show, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2005                 All Yesterdays Parties, Multimedia event, Whelans, Dublin, Ireland

2004                 Drawing the Line, Orleans House Gallery, London, England

COE 04, Claremorris Open Exhibition, Claremorris, Mayo.

2003                 Perspective 03, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

                        Haunted, Civil Arts Inquiry, City Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

RoARatorio Multimedia Archive, Roaratorio International Art Festival, Paris, France

 

Curation

2010                 Lost and Found, Group show, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

2007                 Milestones, Black Church Print Studio, OPW Gallery, Dublin

Pleasures and Days Group Show, The LAB, Dublin

Awards

 

2007                 Touring Experiment Visual Arts Award, The Arts Council

2006                   Travel Award, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Sabbatical Award, Dublin Institute of Technology

2004                 Creative Practice Collaboration Award, Faculty of Applied Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology

2003                 Creative Practice Individual Award, Faculty of Applied Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology

2002                 Winner of the Sound and Vision Collaborative Award with composer Donal Siggins Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland and the Context Gallery, Derry

1999                 President Hyde Gold Medal Award Winner, An tOireachtas, Guinness Hopstore, Dublin

Materials Grant, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

1997                   Nominated for The Victor Tracey Award, Butler Gallery,

Documentation Grant, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Artflight Award, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

 

Residencies

2010-11             Artist in Residence, Conservation Department, Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane

2007                 Invited Artist in Residence, Stonehenge Riverside Project, Wiltshire, UK

2003                 Folkatronica Digital Technology Residency, Sculptors’ Society of Ireland

 

Curated Artist Registry

 

2008                 The Drawing Center Viewing Program, New York

http://www.drawingcenter.org/viewingprogram/

2007                 White Columns, 320 West 13th Street, New York

                        http://registry.whitecolumns.org/view_artist.php?artist=2835

 

 

Selected Related Activities

 

Lecturer in Fine Art, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland

Artists Panel Member and member of the Artists' Panel Advisory Group, Education and Community Department, Irish Museum of Modern Art

Co-founder of DrawingLab, Dublin Institute of Technology

Board Member and Secretary, Visual Artists Ireland

Regular Visual Arts contributor to RTE Radio One arts programmes including Arena and Arts Tonight and The Arts Show

 

 

Collections

 

The National Collection of Contemporary Drawing, The Crawford Art Gallery, Dublin Institute of Technology, Kilkenny Design Centre, The Office of Public Works and Private Collections

 

 

 

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