Fiona Kelly

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Fiona Kelly


Fiona Kelly is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose research into wasteland and abandoned spaces alludes to demolition and the interim. Her observations of the man-made landscape, topographic movement, stagnation and metamorphosing debris become representations; characters in contemporary fables who narrate a legacy of disposability, regeneration and the Anthropocene.

Kelly has exhibited widely across Ireland, Finland, the U.K and China. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including The Art Council of Ireland Individual Artists Bursary, the Culture Ireland Award, and the European Pépinières pour Jeunes Artistes Residency Award.

Kelly works as a freelance educator, her works can be seen in the public collections of The Lewis Glucksman Gallery Permanent Collection, Ireland and at the Jyväskylä Museum of Art, Finland.