Brian Fay is an Irish artist living in Dublin, his practice is rooted in drawing and uses the materiality of pre-existing artworks and objects to examine our complex relationship to time.
Solo shows include the touring survey show The Most Recent Forever, A mobile living thing, DLR Lexicon, Dublin, To Something that went before (C.S.deK), Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, X (IR),(2016) nag Gallery, Dublin, Of the Survival of Images (and Objects) (2014) also nag Gallery and Broken Images or When does Posterity Begin? (2011), Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Selected group shows include Inspiration and Rivalry: After Vermeer (2017) National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, After an Act (2018) Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Second Summer, The Dock, Leitrim, Akroma (2016) Arsenals Museum of Contemporary Art of Riga, Latvia, Motion Capture: Drawing and the Moving Image (2012), Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Other Mens Flowers (2008), Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane, Dublin and Drawing Stonehenge, (2008), Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England
His work is in the National Drawing Collection Ireland, and the collections of The Arts Council of Ireland, The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Office of Public Works Irish State Collection, Technological University Dublin, and private collections.
He was the winner of the 2014 Derwent International Drawing Prize and the AXA Drawing Prize 2016. In 2021 He was recently awarded a Visual Arts Bursary from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. He is undertaking an artist residency at the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation, Connecticut, USA and working towards a national touring survey show of my work to take place in October 2022.