Niall Naessens

Niall Naessens was born in Dublin in 1961. He attended the National College of Art & Design 1978-1983. He learned etching at the Graphic Studio Print Workshop 1983-1986. He worked in London from 1986-1990.He was artist in residence in City Arts Centre, Dublin, from 1991-1993. From 1991 to 2006 he worked as a professional printmaker at the Graphic Studio Workshop in Dublin. In 2004 he moved to Brandon in Kerry and has set up his studio there with a view to concentrating more on his own work. He was a director of the Graphic Studio Dublin from 2001 to 2006. In 2007 he set up Cló Cill Rialaig, Cill Rialaig Project in Ballinskelligs, Kerry. Niall has completed an MFA in printmaking at NCAD 2011-2013.

Solo Exhibitions
2012 ‘Eyeful of Sky’, Siamsa Tire, Tralee ,Co. Kerry
‘Distant World’ Bildtse Aardappel Weken ,Het Bildt, Holland
2011‘Niall Naessens Etchings’, An Lab, Dingle
‘An Irish Etcher’, The Ink Shop, Itheca, New York, USA
2010‘Landmarks, Graphic Studio Dublin
2008‘Vico’, Dalkey Arts Gallery
‘Paintings & Etchings’, The Cat and The Moon Gallery, Sligo
2007 ‘Brandon Etchings’, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
‘Brandon Etchings’, Art Upstairs, Wexford
‘Brandon Etchings’, Wellspring Gallery, Tralee
‘Cé Bhréanainn’, Old Town Hall, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
2006 ‘South Westerlies’, Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin
2005 ‘Laistíos den Chnoc’, Diseart, Dingle, Co. Kerry
‘Painting in Kerry’, Millcove at Sheen Falls Hotel, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
2003 ‘10 Prints Niall Naessens’, Factory Performance, Sligo

Two and Three Person Exhibitions
2011 ‘Two Person Show,, Greenlane Gallery,Tralee
2002 ‘Two Person Show’, Kilcock Art Gallery, Kilcock
2000 ‘Two Person Show’, Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin
1999 ‘Two Person Show’, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
‘Two Person Show’, Watchhouse Gallery, Enniscorthy
1995‘Three Printmakers’, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
‘Landscapes (3 Artists)’, Wellspring Gallery, Kerry
Droichead Gallery, Drogheda

Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 ‘NCAD MFA Graduate Show’, Moxie, Dublin
‘Landmarks’, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
2012 ‘Plata Te’ ,Greenlane Gallery, Dingle
Limerick Printmakers ,Kruezberg Printmaking Centre,Berlin
2011‘RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
‘RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2010 ‘RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2009‘Artists Proof’, Chester Beatty Library
‘Prints’, Himmelblau Gallery, Tampere, Finland
‘RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2008‘Eigsé Festival Carlow’
‘Group Show’, The Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny
‘GSD @ Kenny’s’, Kenny’s Art Gallery, Galway
‘Feile na Bealtaine’, Dingle, Co. Kerry

2007 ‘Heal 2007’, The Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast
‘Eigsé Festival Carlow’
‘RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
‘Port Print’, Dublin Port and Graphic Studio Dublin
2006‘What is a Print’, National Gallery of Ireland
‘Of Place & Time’, Lavitt Gallery, Cork
‘London Original Print Fair’, Royal Academy, London
‘RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
‘Feile na Bealtaine’, Dingle, Co. Kerry
2005‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
‘London Original Print Fair’, Royal Academy, London
‘The Cracked Looking Glass’, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2004 ‘London Original Print Fair’, Royal Academy, London
‘RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
‘Springboard’, Davis Gallery, Dublin
2003 ‘New Works’, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
‘Oireachtais Exhibition’, Dublin
‘Limited Editions’, Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney
‘Every Blooming Thing’, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
‘London Original Print Fair’, Royal Academy, London
‘RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
‘Irish Landscapes’, Galleri Stene Järvsö, Swede
2002 ‘Holy Show’, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
‘On Board’, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo
‘Iontas Prize-winners Show’, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo
‘Oireachtais Exhibition’, Dublin
‘London Original Print Fair’, Royal Academy, London
‘RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
‘Graphic Studio Prints’, Nordens Lus, Stockholm, Sweden
2001 ‘Ireland/France Print Exchange’, Paris, France
‘Small Works’, Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin
‘Oireachtais Exhibition’, Dublin
‘London Original Print Fair’, Royal Academy, London
‘RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
‘Graphic Studio Prints’, Kunst Forum, Norskoping, Swede
2000 ‘4th Triennale Mondial d’Estampes’, Chamalieres, France
‘London Original Print Fair’, Royal Academy, London
‘RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
‘Irish Print Exhibition’, Kelowna and Okanogan, Canada
‘Graphic Studio Prints’, Chris Doswell Gallery, Limerick
1999 ‘Galleri Astley, Skinsratterberg, Sweden
‘London Original Print Fair’, Royal Academy, London
1998 ‘Art into Art’, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
‘International Print Exhibition’, Stockholm, Sweden
‘Five Printmakers’, Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney
1997 ‘3rd Triennale Mondial d’Estampes’, Chamalieres, France
‘Out of Ireland’, Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA
‘London Original Print Fair’, Royal Academy, London
1996 ‘Irish Prints’, Yellow Gallery, Chicago, USA
‘Print Show’, Wellspring Gallery, Kerry
‘Guest Printmaker’, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
1995 ‘Irish Landscapes’, Frank Lewis Gallery, Kenmare, Kerry
‘Ljubljana Print Biennale’, Slovenia

1994‘Irish Prints’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
‘RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
1993 ‘RHA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
‘Iontas Small Works’, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo
1992 Pantheon Gallery, Dublin

Collections

ABN Amro BankDublin City UniversityJurys Hotel Group
Bank of IrelandOffice of Public WorksGlobal Crossing
Chester Beatty LibraryWilliam Fry & CompanyMason, Hayes & Curran
St. Vincent’s University HospitalShelbourne HotelNorthern Bank
National Gallery of IrelandBeaumont HospitalRaddisson SAS Hotel
Allied Irish BankContemporary Art Society of Ireland
Hilton Hotel, KilmainhamDepartment of Foreign Affairs

Commissions
Department of Foreign Affairs (for visit of President Bill Clinton)
University College Dublin
University College Club, St. Stephen’s Green
Ballyroe Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Dublin Port Company