Born Limerick City 1970. Based in Cork City, Ireland

2003-2005 MA in Visual Arts Practice (Art-making), MaVis, Institute of Art Design, and Technology and Temple Bar Gallery/Dublin (Ireland)

1994-1997 National Diploma in Photography, Dun Laoighaire College of Art and Design/Dublin (Ireland)

1989-1993 B.Eng Aeronautical Engineering, University of Limerick

Solo Exhibitions


2019    ‘This Poisoned Isle’, Site-Specific Installation (10 locations throughout the UK), University of Kent (UK)

2018    ‘Project Cleansweep’  Remote Photo Festival (Ireland)

2018    ‘Project Cleansweep’ The Library Project, PhotoIreland (Dublin)

2017    ‘Project Cleansweep’ Sirius Arts Centre (Ireland)

2017    ‘Project Cleansweep’ Roscommon Arts Centre (Ireland)

2017    ‘Project Cleansweep’ Belfast Exposed (UK)

2014    “Edgelands” Photo Biennale, Museum of Photography, Thessalonika (Greece)

2013    “From the North to the East” Site-Specific installation Aaabenraa Arts Festival (Denmark)

2012    “Fieldworks- New Views of Rural Dublin’ Site-Specific installation, Marley Park (Dublin)

2008    “Deconstructing the Maze’ Site-Specific Installation, The former Maze/Long Kesh Prison, (Northern Ireland)

2006    “Days Like These”. Site-Specific installation, Triskel Arts Centre/Cork City

2006    “ Green Lands” ArdBia Arts Space/Galway City (Ireland)

2005  “Boundaries” Site-specific installation / Cork City, European City of Culture (Ireland)

2004    “A Land Removed” Site-Specific, Rathowen Community Hall/ WestMeath (Ireland).

2004 “Plantation” Studio 6 Temple Bar Gallery / Dublin and site-specific installation Sligo (Ireland)

2003 “By The Way”  Draiocht Arts Centre / Dublin, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery/Cork, Droichead Arts Centre/Drogheda (Ireland)

2003   “Between the Lines” Uberbau Gallerie/Dusseldorf, (Germany) and Galerie Nei Licht / (Luxembourg)

Selected Group Exhibition

2020 ‘100 Views of Contemporary Ireland’, PhotoIreland (Dublin)

2019   ‘Hidden Histories’, Glucksman Gallery (Ireland)

2018   ‘Outposts, Global Borders and National Boundaries, Glucksman Gallery (Ireland)

2017  ‘Project Cleansweep’ Format Photo Festival 


2016  ‘New Irish Works’, Espace Lhomond, Paris Photo (Paris)

2016  ‘New Irish Works’, The Library Project (Dublin)

2016  ‘PhotoSalon’, Landeskrone Photo Festival (Sweden)

2016  ‘What is Where if the What is Now’, Sternview Gallery (Ireland)
2016  ‘Irish Contemporary Phototgraphy’,  PhotoHof, Salzburg (Austria)
2016  ‘Where is the what, if what is the why’, Sternview Gallery (Ireland)
2016  ‘New Irish Works’, The Library Project (Ireland)
2016  ‘Birth of a Nation, Nim Gallery (Beijing)

2015  ‘Solas Prize’ exhibition, Gallery of Photography (Ireland)
2015  ‘Uncovering a Collection’, Lexicon Gallery (Ireland)

2014   ‘The Emotive Wartime Journey’ TacTic (Ireland)
2014   ‘Archisle’, Jersey Photo Festival (UK)
2014   ‘The Capital’ Doneil Gallery, London. (UK)
2014   ‘The Artists Eye’ The Hunt Museum, Limerick (Ireland)

2013   Guernsey International Photo Festival (UK)
2013  ‘Walls and Borders’ Ku Gallery (Beijing)
2013  ‘New Wave’ Carlisle Photo Festival (UK)
2013  ‘Syngentia Photo Show, Somerton House (London)

2012  ‘Aspect’, Camden Arts Centre, Cork (Ireland)
2012  ‘SlideLuck’ Photo Festival (Ireland)
2012   Aleppo Photo Festival (Syria)
2012 ‘Censored’ Copenhagen Photo Festival (Denmark)

2011  ‘De Grens/La Frontiere’, Centre des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles
2011  ‘Field Work’ Black Box Gallery Portland Oregon
2011  ‘Convergence’, Siemens Arts Space, Beijing

2010  ‘Cube Open’ Centre for the Urban and Built Environment Manchester
2010  ‘Minutiae’ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
2010  ‘The Lives of Spaces’, RIBA Space, London (UK)
2010  ‘The Market Estate Project” The Market Estate, Islington (London)
2010   ‘Paper Links’ Tsinghua Academy of Arts (Beijing)

2009  ‘What Lies Beneath: Nature and Urban Landscape in E.U. Photography’ Fotoweek DC (Washington)
2009  ‘ECO 09’,Exeter Contemporary Open (UK)
2009  ‘The Lives of Spaces’, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin (Ireland)
2009  ‘The Lives of Spaces’, Kilkenny Castle (Ireland)
2009  ‘Subjective Rejection,’ The Factory Islington, London
2009  ‘The City’ SiNordic Arts Space, Beijing (China)

2008   ‘Singapore International Photo Festival, National Museum of Singapore (Singapore)
2008   ‘The Lives of Spaces’ Irish Pavillion, 11th International Architecture Biennale Venice (Italy)
2008   ‘The Lives of Spaces’ Ormeau Baths Gallery (UK)

2008    ‘The Lives of Spaces’, 
2008   ‘The Lives of Spaces’, Gallery Space, Limerick College of Art (Ireland)
2008   ‘European Night, La Nuit de l’Année, Rencontres d’Arles (France)
2008   ‘Home/Visitant’, Priorat Centre d’Art, 2008 Barcelona (Spain)
2008.  ‘Let Go’ RHA (Royal Hibernian Academy) 2008 (Ireland)
2008   ‘EV+A 08’ Limerick City Gallery of Art/Limerick City (Ireland)

2007   ‘Two Minds’, Golden Thread Gallery/Belfast (Northern Ireland)
2007   ‘Beyond the Countryside’, Lewis-Glucksman Gallery/Cork City (Ireland)
2007   ‘Mysteries and Secrets.’ Kanus Photo Days’07, F Galerija, Kaunas, (Lithuania)
2007   ‘What the Roof Dreamt’, Two Rooms Gallery, Newton, Auckland. (New Zealand)
2007   ‘Home/Away’, Idensitat ‘07, Barcelona, (Spain)
2007   ‘Thru Irish Eyes’, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Daxing, Beijing (China).

2006  ‘Two Minds’ Irish Architectural Foundation (Ireland)
2006  ‘Heart Lands’ River Bank Arts Centre, NewBridge (Ireland)
2006  ‘Another Product’ Corner House, Manchester/(England)

2005  ‘Making Things Better’, East05, Norwich Gallery/Norwich (England)
2005  ‘European Eyes on Japan Vol.7’Iwate Museum of Modern Art (Japan)
2005  ‘C2’ Crawford Municipal Art Gallery/Cork City (Ireland)

2003  ‘Contemporary Photography’ Model+Niland Gallery/Sligo (Ireland)

2002  ‘Daylighting The City’ National Sculpture Factory / Cork City (Ireland)

2001  ‘EV+A Expanded’ Limerick City Gallery of Art/Limerick City (Ireland)

2000  ‘Perspective’ Ormeau Baths Gallery / Belfast(Northern Ireland)

2000  ‘Emerging European Creation’, Les Subsistances/Lyon (France)

1998  ‘Community and Conflicts’, Salle Allende, Universite Libre De Brussels/Brussels (Belgium)

Recent Publications

BBC Feb 2020

British Journal of Photography- Aug 2017

Imprint-Aug 2017

Wired-June 2017

Abridged June 2017Places Journal- June 2016
Dodho Magazine- April 2016
Private Photo- Feb 2016
Source Magazine- Dec 2015
Lens People-Sept 2014
Document- Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University-April 2014
Royal Cheese- Jan 2013
Actual Colors May Vary- Sept 2012
ACurator- June 2012
Archivo Magazine- Sept 2012
Photoworks- July 2012
Prism Magazine June 2012
Scopio Magazine- May 2012
Lenscratch-Jan 2011


Project Cleansweep-2020 (Kehrer Verlag)
Project Cleansweep- 2016. (In conjunction with The Library Project and New Irish Works)
Deconstructing the Maze-2009
By the Way-2003


Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC/Cork City (Ireland)
Dun Laoghare-Rathdown County Council (Ireland) 2012
Glucksman Invited U.C.C./Cork City (Ireland) 2007
Royal Institute of Ulster Architects (United Kingdom)-2007
Lewis-Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork/Cork City (Ireland)-2005
Sligo County Council/Sligo (Ireland)-2006
Westmeath County Council/Westmeath (Ireland)-2004


2020 Department of the Arts Culture and the Gaeltacht Exhibition Award

2017 Remote Photography Prize

2016 Roscommon Contemporary Photography Prize (selected by Martin Parr)

2015 Solas Ireland Award
2015 Solas Prize 
2012 Europe Now Photo Prize (Germany)
2006 Visual Artists Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland (Ireland)

2008 New Work Award, Arts Council of Ireland (Ireland)
2007 National Sculpture Factory, DesIre Artists Bursary (Ireland)
2006 Visual Artists Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland (Ireland)
2006 Artist’s Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland (Ireland)
2003 Allied Irish Banks Art Prize2003 (Ireland)
2003 Cork City Council Visual Arts Bursary (Ireland)
2000 Arts Council of Ireland Travel Award (Ireland)
1999 Pepenieres pour le Jeune Artistes du Europe (France)
1997 Runner-up. Fuji student photographer of the year (Ireland)

Nominated Prize Pictet 2016
Syngenta Photographic Award- 2015
Centre Santa Fe New Work Bursary 2013
Scopio International Award (hon. mention) 2011
Lange-Taylor Award 2007
Lange-Taylor Award 2004


Cork Institute of Technology

Kreihbel Foundation

National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland

National Photographic Collection of Luxembourg

Centre National de l’ AudioVisual (Luxembourg)

Cite de Dudelange.

University of Limerick

Crawford Art Gallery

Allied Irish Banks

University of Kent

Universiy College Cork

University College Dublin

Lewis-Glucksman Gallery

Dublin City University

Gallerie Nei Licht, Luxembourg

Draoicht Arts Centre

Yokohama Prefecture Gallery

Kanangawa City Council (incl. Yokohama+ Kawasaki City)

Sligo County Council

Westmeath County Council

Robinson McIlwaine Architects

+Private Collections