Niall Cullen is a contemporary visual artist with a first class honours degree in sculpture from the National College of Art and Design. His work investigates themes around identity, public space, mark making, re-appropriation of data and imagery while he also explores a collaborative practice with other artists, relevant acquaintances, familiars and the public.
Cullen’s approach to visual art utilises materials, ethics and space in a manner which is informed by his ongoing relationship/ research based on subcultures that interact with urban environments. His multidisciplinary practice works with video, painting and performance to construct abstract narratives between his personal history and his ongoing research.
In 2021 Cullen was awarded a commission by Culture Night Ireland to create a five story high projection mapped sculpture titled Ephemeral Monument. His recent solo exhibition Meditative Monitor received a critique in the Visual Artists’ News Sheet and he has completed two artist residencies at the Cill Rialaig Project since 2020. He is a recipient of two separate Arts Council Agility Awards, 2021 and 2022. Additionally, Cullen recently held his most ambitious solo show, Evolve, which is the first exhibition to ever be held at 105 North Circular Road (Built in 1870).
2022 Evolve – 105 North Circular Road, Cabra East, Dublin
2020 Meditative Monitor – Online Exhibition entered though scanning QR codes installed at 100 locations in Dublin City Center
2018 Tired of Living (Premiere and Installation) – MART Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2017 KJTV – Full length feature film and installation in a private, ticketed room – Anseo, Dublin Ireland
2014 Reclaiming Space – NCAD Gallery, Dublin Ireland
Selected Group Exhibitions / Auctions
2022 Summer Show, SO Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
2021 First Days of and Art World – Guinness Store House, Dublin, Ireland.
2021 Winter Print Show – Hang Tough Contemporary, Dublin, Ireland
2021 Scoop Art Auction – Copperhouse Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2020 Beacon (Two person exhibition with Leah Hewson) – Cottage 1, Cill Rialaig Arts Center, Kerry, Ireland
2020 Arthouse Auction – Outhouse, Capel Street, Dublin Ireland
2020 Between You and Me – Contemporary Irish Arts Centre LA – Los Angeles, California, USA
2019 Halftone – The Library Project – Dublin, Ireland
2019 Boon (Group show curated by and featuring Niall Cullen) – Studio 39, Dublin, Ireland
2019 Taproot Art Auction, Ode to Urbanity Exhibition and Auction – MART Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2019 Cultural Equinox – DART Carriage, Dublin, Ireland
2018 Strays – East Side Gallery, Belfast, Ireland
2018 End of Year Show – Damn Fine Print, Dublin, Ireland
2018 Rednessness – Copperhouse Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2018 SUBSET, Grey Area Exhibition II – Point Square, Dublin, Ireland
2018 Pairs – RARE Art Gallery, Dublin Ireland
2018 SUBSET, Grey Area Exhibition – Point Square, Dublin, Ireland
2016 Repeater – Theatre Club Studio, Dublin, Ireland
2014 NCAD Degree Show – National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
2013 RHA Charity Auction – Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland