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Sioban Piercy

Sioban Piercy completed her MA in Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London, receiving four of the college's awards for her degree show. She also won the British School at Rome scholarship that same year. Since then her work has receives recognition national and internationally via numerous exhibitions and awards such ‘E.V.A.‘ Limerick, the International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland and the Printmakers Council of Britain. Her drawings, books and prints are in major collections throughout the world including L’Insituto Internationale Per La Grafica, Rome as well as that of the Irish Arts Council. She lives in Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland. At present she is Head of Fine Art Printmaking at the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology.

Selected exhibitions and awards


As part of Cork International Book Fest, Cork City Library, Ireland

Galerie Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, Vence, France 

'Summer Show' Royal Academy of Art, London.


‘Impact’ international Printmaking Conference, Dundee, Scotland.

‘Changing Rooms’, as part of Cork Mid Summer Arts Festival and TR5 residency.

The AIB collection at NUI Maynooth, Ireland. 

‘Akin’-Galway County Council Exhibition of contemporary art to celebrate the Irish Presidency of the EU, COR Building, Brussels.


Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Royal Hiberian Academy Show, Dublin
Autumn Show, Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast



One person show, Belfast Print Workshop Gallery
Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London



'Rendering', Instituto Nationale per la Grafica, Pallazzo Poli, Rome



'10,000 to 50', Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin



‘Euro-Estampe 2007’ 7eme Biennale International de Gravure, Lorient, France



5th International Triennale of Graphic Art, Giza, Egypt

Invited artist-‘Masters of Graphic Art’, Gyor, Hungry



‘A Perpetual Portfolio', Royal West of England Academy, Bristol and Museo Nacional Del Grabado, Argentina



'Pages of a Palimpsest' -One person show, The Hammond Gallery, Cork



Large format Digital Imaging, Residency, University West of England, Bristol



'Palimpsest‘-One person show, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise  

‘Holy Show' Irish artists and the old testament, Chester Beatty Library



International Triennial of Graphic art, Tallinn, Estonia

Ireland-France exchange, Cite International des Arts as part of ‘Le Mois de L’Estampe’, Paris



International Triennial of graphic art, Krakow, Poland (award winner)

‘Works on Paper’ Le Moyne Arts Foundation, Tallahassee, Florida  

Invited artist for 'The really Big Print Show', Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

One person show, Triskal Arts Centre, Cork



DAAD scholarship for residency at Paderborn University, Germany



Printmakers Council of Britain Open, London (award winner)
Artist residency, Columbus College, Georgia, U.S.A.
One person show at Churchill College, Cambridge University



British School at Rome scholarship



R.C.A. Graduate shows, Henry Moore Gallery, London (award winner-four separate awards)



'Iontas' small works exhibition, Sligo (award winner)



National Portrait Exhibition, Dublin (award winner)   

International Print exhibition, Barcelona, Spain (award winner)    

International Mini Print Exhibition, Dublin (award winner)



National Portrait Exhibition (award winner)



‘E.V. + A’ , Limerick (award winner)


Selected publications

‘Rendering; traduzione, Citazione,Conaminazione. Rapporti tra I language dell’arte visiva’ Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome ,2010
Women’s Studies Review, NUI, Galway 2002
‘The Infernal Method’ G.M.I.T. 2002
‘Profiles- Sioban Piercy’ Gandon Press, Ireland 1997
‘The Modern Art Collection’ University College Cork 1998
‘Full Circle’ British School at Rome 1993
The Drawing Collection  published by the Limerick City Gallery 1995



Instituto Internationale per la Grafica, Rome
The National University of Ireland, Galway
An Comhairle Ealaine/ The Arts Council of Ireland
Limerick City Gallery
Tussauds Collection, London
Columbus College, Georgia, USA
Churchill College, Cambridge University
University College Cork
Institute of Technology, Tralee
Office of Public Works
Guinness Ireland
AIB Collection
Kilkenny County Library
Kerry County Library
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
The Smurfitt Group Collection
Boyle Civic Collection

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