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Francis McCrory was born in 1983 and is one of Ireland’s most exciting young artists. A Fine Arts Graduate of the University of Ulster, he has received awards for ‘Best Emerging Artist’…twice!…the Diageo Award in 2006, and again in 2007 with the prestigious KPMG Award for Best Emerging Artist at the Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition.


His first three shows at Belfast’s Gormleys Fine Art , Belmont Tower and The Emer Gallery the year after, were sell-outs and he is already included in a number of major private collections.


Francis’ works are original, highly competent and boldly painted; their intriguing and sometimes lonely horizons convey an ambiguous mood. His style is unique, powerful, challenging. They are not just a deadpan depiction of the actual. They reflect that critical balance between seeing and feeling which the very best documentary artists seek to achieve.




AWARDS

2011 – Belfast Media Group ‘Top 40 under 40’ Award

2007 – Royal Ulster Academy Emerging Artist Award (KPMG)

2006 – University of Ulster Emerging Artist Award (Diageo)


EXHIBITIONS

Solo

2012- ‘Electricityscapes’ 5th solo exhibition – Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast

2010 – ‘Connections’ 4th solo exhibition, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin

2009 – ‘Urba-Suburba’ 3rd solo Exhibition, Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast

2008 – ‘Metropolis’ 2nd solo exhibition, Emer Gallery, Belfast

2007 – ‘Structures’ 1st solo exhibition, Belmont Tower, Belfast


Group


2019 - Anna Cheyne Biennial Award Exhibition, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn.
2018 - 137th Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast.

2018 - Canvas Galleries Summer Exhibition.

2017 - War on Want ArtAid, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.

2016 - Harlequins Belfast, Biennial Exhibition

2015 - War on Want ArtAid – River House, Belfast.

2014 - Harlequins Belfast, Biennial Exhibition

2013 – War on Want ArtAid – Ross’s Art Auctions.

2012 – ‘Vision in Sound’ group exhibition. Oh Yeah Centre

2012 – ‘Vision in Sound’ group exhibition. Oh Yeah Centre

2011 – War on Want ArtAid Exhibition, Ormeau Baths Gallery

2010 – Gormleys Fine Art Contemporary Christmas Exhibition

2008 – Christmas Exhibition – Gormley’s Fine Art.

2008 – Autumn Show – Gormley’s Fine Art.

2008 – 127th Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition, Titanic drawing Offices

2007 – Cavehill Gallery Christmas Show

2007 – 126th Annual Royal Ulster Academy, Ormeau Baths, Belfast

2007 – Tara Arts Exhibition, Newcastle

2007 – The 1st Urban Market Place, St. Georges Market, Belfast

2007 – Mexico Child link Trust Charity Exhibition

2006 – 125th Annual Royal Ulster Academy, Ormeau Baths, Belfast

2006 – University of Ulster Degree Show, Belfast

2005 – ‘Neglect’, Regis Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

2004 – ‘Surface’, Regis Boulevard, Denver Colorado

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