Ciarán Hussey is an Irish artist based in Belfast. He received a first class honours degree, 2008, from the Limerick School of Art & Design and a distinction in a Masters of Fine Art, 2010, from the University of Ulster, Belfast. Additionally he is a co-director with Array Studios, a collective of Artists based in Belfast.
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Hussey has exhibited most notably at 'A Form In Space',2011, as part of the 11th Quadrennial of Performance, Design & Space, The National Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic; 'Constellations' 2011, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Republic of Ireland, as part of Eigis, Carlow Arts Festival; & ‘Artisit?’, UK & Irish Selected Graduate Show, 2010, SWG3, Glasgow, Scotland. Recent exhibitions include ‘We Wear Short Shorts’ 2012, at the Riverside Studios as part of The Irish Film Festival, London, & his solo show ‘Dead Air’ at the Queen Street Studios & Gallery, 2012.
2010, MFA(Masters in Fine Art), University of Ulster, Belfast.
2008, B.A, Fine Art, Printmaking, Limerick School of Art & Design, Limerick.
-First Class (1:1) Honours.
2013 Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Award
2008 RDS Student Art Awards, Dublin.
2008 ‘Artisit?’ UK & Ireland Best of Show, Glasgow, Scotland.
2012 ‘Dead Air’, Queen Street Studio Galleries, Belfast.
Selected Group Shows
2013 Monster Truck Gallery, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin. ‘Point of View’
2012 ‘We Wear Short Shorts’, Riverside Studios, - The Irish Film Festival , London.
2012 ‘Divine Creation 2,The Second Coming’, Block T, Haymarket House, Smithfield Sq, Dublin.
2012 ‘Horizon Sprawl’, Ormston House, 9-10 Patrick St, Limerick.
2012 ‘Dublin Contemptibles’ The Good, The Bad & the Ugly of Gentrification. Bio.Space033,
2012 ‘Converge Zone’, PS2, 18 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2GP.
2012 ‘A-Version’, Platform Arts, 1 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EA.
2011 ‘Mirror Machine’, Bluewall Gallery, Cavan, Ireland
2011 ‘Digital Arts in the Gallery: New Media Showcase’,
Catalyst Arts, 5 College Court, Belfast, UK
2011 'Contempory Art & the Moving Image 2'Galway Arts Centre,47 Dominick St, Galway
2011 'Constellations', Eigis, Carlow Arts FestivalVisual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Republic of Ireland.
2011 'A Form In Space', as part of the 11th Quadrennial of Performance, Design & Space,
The National Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic.
2011 'Contemporary Art & the Moving Image', Queens Film Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2011 'Divine Creation', Catalyst Arts, 5 College Court, Belfast, UK
2010 ‘Catalyst Student Show’, Catalyst Arts, 5 College Court, Belfast.
2010 ‘The Spacebar’, Madart Gallery, 56 Lower Gardiner St. Dublin 1.
2010 ‘INVITED’, The Fairgreen, Westport,( as part of Westport Arts Festival)
2010 ‘Feach’, 126 Gallery Galway, Queen Street, Galway.
2010 MFA show, University of Ulster, Yorke St, Belfast, BT1 2.
2009 MFA 1st year Show, Platform Arts, 1 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EA.
2008 ‘Artisit?’, UK & Irish Selected Graduate Show, SWG3, Glasgow, Scotland.
2008 RDS Student Awards, RDS, Merrion Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 1.
2008 Honours Degree Show, Limerick School of Art & Design, Limerick.
2008 ‘Video Art & New media’ Trinity Rooms, The Granary, Michael St, Limerick
2006 ‘John Shinnors Drawing Awards’, Limerick School of Art & Design, Limerick
2005 ‘X Marks’ GTI 10 years retrospective, UCG, University Rd, Galway, Ireland
Work Related To Practice.
2012 Artist talk & demonstration in conjunction with Queen Street Studio Gallery.
2012 Stage & Set Designer for Fringe Benefits Theatre Company for the production of Charles Dickens ‘Nicholas Nickelby’
2012 Artist talk & demonstration in conjunction with Prime, PS2.
2011 Artist talk & demonstration in conjunction with Catalyst Arts .
2011 Artist talk & demonstration in conjunction with Digital Art Studies, Belfast.
2010 – 2011 Member of the Board, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.
2009 - 2011 Studio23,Belfast, Gallery Director, Research & Business Development Assistant.
2010 – Present Director with Array Studios, Belfast.
2010. ‘Digital Artist Studios’ UK & Ireland Artist in Residence, 38-42 Hill Street, Belfast.
2011. ‘Samband Islenskra Myndlistarmanna’ (SIM), The Asociation of Icelandic Visua Artists, Reykjavik, Iceland .