Keith Wilson

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Biography

Keith Wilson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1971. He studied at Methodist College, Belfast, the University of Ulster and at Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, gaining an Honours Degree and a further Postgraduate Diploma in 1995. He returned to Ireland in 1995. Since 2000 he has been living in and working from a rural home studio in North Mayo. His most recent work has been inspired by the garden of his home and its immediate surroundings. He has held numerous solo exhibitions throughout Ireland and has taken part in many group shows at home and in the United Kingdom as well as various exhibitions in Europe and the USA.

In 2005, he was the winner of the AXA Insurance Drawing prize at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin and in 2006 was the recipient of the Hennessy-Craig Scholarship Award, also at the RHA, for the painting ‘Returning’. In October 2006 he was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast. In March 2008 he was shortlisted for the Golden Fleece Award in Dublin. In 2010 he was elected a full member of the Royal Ulster Academy.

Selected Exhibitions
2011 A Change in the Air, Oliver Sears Gallery
2010 Eigse Carlow Festival 2010, Visual, Carlow
2009 Paintings and Drawings, Recent work, Courthouse Gallery, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo
2008 From The Gardens, New paintings and drawings, Cavehill Gallery, Belfast
2006 Time to Think, New paintings and drawings, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
2004 New Work, Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin New Paintings’, Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, Invited Artist, Carlow