Andrew Kearney

 THEN / NOW  Andrew Kearney, a mixed media installation artist, was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1961. He studied Fine Art at the Limerick College of Art and Design, and then went on to Chelsea College of Art and Design where he obtained an MA in sculpture. He won the Barclays Young Artist award in the Serpentine gallery London in 1992. The same year he was awarded a fellowship in the PS1 studios of contemporary art in New York. He moved back to London in 1993 where he developed an installation for the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. The following year he developed other installations for the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, the Camden Arts Centre, London and the Ottawa Art Gallery, Ontario Canada. Site specific work led to collaborative architecture and public art projects, including Heathrow’s terminal 1 pier 4A “architect Nicholas Grimshaw” and Public Art Development Trust, also Glen Howell architects “Courtyard Project” involving South Thames College, London and the Public Arts Commission Agency. He completed two large installation projects in Ireland in 2001 and in 2004 he returned from his second residence at Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. He is currently doing a three year fellowship in Middlesex University funded by the AHRC.