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Sioban Piercy

Sioban studied at the Royal College of Art, London and her work has received recognition nationally and internationally via numerous awards and exhibitions. She has exhibited worldwide in galleries such as the Royal Academy, London; the Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Pallazzo Poli, Rome; Museo Nacional del Grabado, Argentia; Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, and the Donna Beam Gallery, Las Vegas. Her most recent one-person show, 'Foreign Bodies' was featured as part of the visual art programme for the Galway International Arts Festival 2015. She has received awards from 'EVA' International, Ireland; the British school at Rome; the Royal College of Art, London; the International Print Triennial in Cracow, Poland; the Printmakers Council of Britain; the Arts Council of Ireland; among others. Her work is represented in major collections throughout the world- the Ashmolean, Oxford; the Instituto Nationale Per la Grafica, Rome; Churchill College, Cambridge; Arts Council of Ireland; Columbus College, U.S.A.

She has also worked as a lecturer/visiting artist/resident, at various Institutes including Paderborn University, Germany; Columbus College, U.S.A.; The University of Nevada, U.S.A.; The University of West of England; The Crawford College of Art, Cork, the Centre of Creative Arts and Media, Galway, Ireland.She was recently elected Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers in London.

She lives in Athenry in County Galway, where she also has her studio.

Selected exhibitions and awards


‘ImPRESSions 2018’ as part of the Galway International Arts Festival

‘Summer Show’, Royal Academy, London

'Originals', Bankside Gallery, London

188th RHA Annual Exhibition (Invited artist)



'ImPRESSions 2016 -the art of the Book', Galway International Arts Festival.


'Foreign Bodies', One-Person show, NUIG Gallery as part of the Galway International Arts Festival.


'Layered and Burnished' -Donna Beam Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Cork International Book Fest, Cork City Library, Ireland

'Akin', 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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