Emmet Kierans was born in Limerick, Ireland and is currently based in London. He studied painting at the Limerick School of Art and Design and recieved an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art. He works predominantly through the medium of painting alternating between figurative and abstract work. The themes most central to his work are of the interplay between the material and immaterial worlds of physical reality and consciousness. The abstract works are a way of thinking about how the mind interacts with and experiences the outside world while the figurative strand is more interested in experience on a more emotional and psychological level.

In 2016 Emmet set up his own business, No Such Thing Studios, which specialises in bespoke design and builds for filming and events. He has exhibited widely and has been a lecture and tutor at The Limerick School of Art and Design, The Wexford School of Art and Design and Thge Burren College of Art.

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Something From Nothing, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, IRL

2012 Inside Out, Outside In, Talbot Gallery, Dublin

2011 Make. Believe, Occupy Space, Limerick

2009 Arts Projects, London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London

2008 Traits and Stains, The Crow Gallery, Dublin

2008 Disconnected, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017 Soft Formalities, Studio 3 Gallery, University of Kent, Canterbury

2014 Painting as Research, Beaconsfield Gallery, London

2013 Remember Me (Before I Forget), Galway Arts Centre, Galway

2013 Thick, Turgid and Lacking in Soothing Oil, Ormston House, Limerick

2012 Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Talbot Gallery, Dublin

2012 Into the Light, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick

2012 Between Worlds, Galway Arts Festival, Galway

2012 Sunshine and Precipitation, La Station, Nice

2012 Transitive Relationships, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick

2011 Winter Open Show, Rua Red, Dublin

2011 New Living Art, IMOCA, Dublin

2011 Water Tower Arts Festival, Underground Serdika, Sofia

2010 Mainland, E-Vent Gallery, London

2010 The Davy Portrait Award, Naughton Gallery, Belfast

2010 I Always Find Art Galleries Hungry Work, Occupy Space, Limerick

2009 How Do You Know? Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA

2008 Subjected, Galway Arts Festival, University Hospital, Galway

2008 The UK’s Future Greats, SaLon Gallery, London.

2008 The State, Glasgow International, State Bar, Glasgow

2007 Furthermore, Artsnews Projects, Berlin

2007 Person, Place or Thing, Riverside Studios, LondonThese