Eilis Crean

Eilis Crean is a contemporary Irish American artist whose drawings and paintings reference the nature of time - cyclical and paused, geological and momentary, lost and seized, contemplative and purchased. Through diverse subject matter – forgotten landscapes, essential workers, remembered gatherings, her art connects with ideas of loss and celebration.

She exhibits nationally and internationally at venues including Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland; The Visual, Carlow, Ireland; Irish Consulate, Atlanta; Mint Gallery, Atlanta; Spartanburg Art Museum, SC; Herron School of Art, IN; University of North Carolina; Red Line Contemporary Art Center, Denver and the Hambidge Center, GA. Her work is held in public and private collections including the Irish State Collection, Latvian State Collection, French State Collection, LaGrange Museum, GA.

Crean is based in Carrollton, near Atlanta, Georgia, and divides her studio time between Ireland and the USA. She is Professor of Art in the Department of Art, History, and Philosophy, at University of West Georgia.

Up Coming Events and Current Exhibitions

Studio Practice: UWG Faculty Art Exhibition
Carrollton Center for the Arts


Review: www.artsatl.org/review-semblance-mints-…
“Semblance,” MINT’s annual juried exhibition, likely to prompt conversations in ArtsAtl by Shelly Dansey on Mint Atlanta Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition, Curated by Sarah Higgins, Creative Director and Curator at Art Papers

Award: Best In Show at Loss Redemption and Grace at EBD4

Irish Times Review - mention by Aiden Dunne at the RHA May 30, 2017 www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-desi…

Review: Delighted to have participated in one of these - The top 10 (plus a few more) art exhibits of 2016 in Colorado. See # 4, Drawing Never Dies.

July 11 - August 15 Annual Juried Exhibition MINT Gallery Atlanta, curated by Sarah Higgins, Editor and Artistic curator of Art Papers. www.mintatl.org/calendar/2020/2/29/leap…

February 20 - July 31 All Terrain Spartanburg Art Museum, South Carolina www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/allterrain

January 17- February 21 Drawing Discourse UNC Ashville's 11th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, hosted at the Elizabeth Holden Gallery at Warren Wilson College, Sawnanoa. www.unca.edu/events-and-news/event/draw…

June 8 – July 20% Loss, Redemption and Grace%, a group exhibition at EBD4, 2382 Chamblee Tucker Rd. Chamblee, GA 30341. Curated by Elyse Defoor and juried by artist and professor Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Ph.D., Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University, and nationally acclaimed and award-winning Atlanta art critic and curator, Jerry William Cullum, Ph.D. ebd4.com/#section-upcoming-exhibition

Feb 1 Brigid's Day - Celebrating Women's Creativity at the Irish Consulate, Atlanta.

March 29 - May 18 Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Gallery, Atlanta. Curated by Stephanie Smith co-founder of Atlanta Printmakers Studio.

May 26 - June 23 Above the Sea. Solo exhibition at Green Fuse, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland. www.greenfuse.ie/current-exhibitions/

July 11 SOUTH
A giant group show of interpretations of South.
Kibbee Gallery, 688 Linwood Avenue N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306

May 23-August 12 187th Annual Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 1, Ireland

March 3-30 GSU Printmaking Students, Alumni and Faculty Exhibition Exhibition Venue: Student Center East, Student Center Gallery Lounge,Third floor, room 306) 55 Gilmer St. Atlanta, GA 30303 as part of the March SGCI Conference International 2017

Dec 10-Jan 7 Nick O TIme Kibbee Gallery, Linwood Ave., Atlanta, GA www.kibbeegallery.com/

Nov 19-Dec 22 Ghosts of Christmas Present Swan Coach House

Sept 25-Oct 2 Matchbox Exhibition Westport Arts Festival, McGings Pub, Westport, Co Mayo Ireland

Sept 15-25 Art Crawl Clifden Arts Festival, Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland www.clifdenartsweek.ie

July 9-August 8 Drawing Never Dies
Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver, Colorado. Curated by Donald Fodness (artist & curator) and Daisy McGowan (Director & Chief Curator of Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs). redlineart.org/art/events/exhibitions/i…

April 23 Hambidge Art Auction + Performance Gala

March 22-June 11 186th Annual Royal Hibernian Academy, Invited Artist. RHA Gallagher Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 1, Ireland

Jan 20 - Feb 13 Solo Exhibition Herron School of Art, Indiana University,Indianapolis, Indiana www.herron.iupui.edu/galleries/about

Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 Issue 6, Skylight 47 Poetry possibly, the best poetry paper in the West of Ireland skylight47poetry.wordpress.com/

Sept 17- 27 Solo Exhibition Clifden Arts Festival, Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland www.clifdenartsweek.ie

July 11 SOUTH
A giant group show of interpretations of South.
Kibbee Gallery, 688 Linwood Avenue N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306

May 30 Hambidge Art Auction + Performance Gala

May 19-June 7 Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition 2015 decaturartsfestival.com/festival-events…
Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College
Dana Fine Arts Building
141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA

2014 and earlier - see CV
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