Emer Gillespie | BIO

Solo Exhibitions & Projects

2015                  Picture You, Picture Me, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Ireland
2011                   Home Narratives, RUARED Gallery, Dublin
2008                 Trains,The Space, Hove
2008                 Domestication, Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare, Ireland
2007                 Domestication, The Basement Gallery, Dundalk, Ireland
2006                 Exhaust me, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions & Projects

2017                  New Irish Works,  Library project, Dublin
2016                  Solas Ireland Award show, Fotohof Gallery, Salzburg
2015                  Solas Ireland Award show, Gallery of Photography, Dublin
2015                  Love will tear us apart, Centre Photographic, Claremont-Ferrand, France
2014                  Perugia Social Photo Festival, Perugia, Italy
2014                  How One Thing Leads to Another at Houston Centre for Photography
2014                 Critical Mass, Cordon Potts Gallery, San Francisco
2013                 Fotovisura curated show, PhotoVille, Brooklyn, New York
2013                 Encontros da Imagem, International Photography Festival, Portugal
2013                 The Space Between; The Lyrical & The Ordinary, V&A Museum of Childhood
2012                 Photoville 2012 : FotoVisura's Women in Photography , Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York
2012                 Arles Photography Open Salon, Arles, France (exh cat)
2012                 Open Now, Gallery of photography, Dublin
2012                 Open Now, Belfast Photo Factory, Gallery Nine, Belfast
2012                 Shifting Perspectives 2012, OXO tower, Southbank London (exh cat)
2010                 The Summer Show Project, Foley Gallery, New York (exh cat)
2011                  Shifting Perspectives 2011, OXO Tower, Southbank, London (exh cat)
2010                 IPA, best of show 2010, New York
2010                 Home Truths, Brighton Photo Fringe 2010         
2010                 Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed, Photographers Gallery, London (exh cat)
2010                 Slide Nite, Photomonth, Krakow, Poland
2009                Shifting Perspectives, OXO Gallery, Southbank, London (exh cat)
2008                XHIBIT 08, Davies Street, University of the Arts London (exh cat)
2008                Artists Film at the Collection, Usher Gallery, Lincolnshire (exh cat)
2007                Strikethrough at The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, London. www.strikethrough.org
2006                Max5 Festival, Southwark
2006                Document, Millennium Arts building, NUIG, Ireland (exh cat)
2005                Co-Lab, Tulca Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland
2005                Galway Film Fleadh, short film section, Galway, Ireland (exh cat)
2005                Praxis, Cork City of Culture 2005, Tig Fili Gallery, Cork, Ireland (exh cat)
2005                THE BOOK OF IDEAS, Art scene WAREHOUSE, Shanghai, China.

Publications and features

2014                 Shot Through the Heart, The Irish Times, Jan 27th 2014
2014                 GUP featured portfolio, May 2014
2014                 Frankie Magazine, April, 2014
2014                 Feature Shoot, featured portfolio, Jan 2014
2014                 Huffington Post, Jan 2014
2013                 Lenscratch, portfolio feature, Dec 2013
2013                 Love will tear us Apart, Encontros da Imagem
2013                 Fundamentals of Digital Photography, Bloomsbury Publishing
2013                 F-Stop Magazine; Issue #57
2012                 FOAM magazine, Issue #32
2012                 Shifting Perspectives Book
2012                 Photoworks showcase
2011                 SuperMassiveBlackHole, Issue #8
2010                 Esquire Russia, November issue
2010                 Photovisura, featured work
2010                 IPA Annual Book, Printed work  

Fellowships, Residencies & Awards

New Irish Works, 2016
Solas Ireland Award, 2015
Critical Mass Top 50 Portfolios, 2014
Top Finalist, Fotovisuara Grant, 2013
Nominated for the Terry O’Neill award 2012
Bar-Tur Award 2011, short-listed
FFWE, Photographers Gallery, 2010
IPA 2010 Award, 1st in People: Family
Chosen as a Shots Young Photographer, 2008   
Honourable Mention Recipient of PX3 2008
Artist in residency, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, 2005/2006
Bank of Ireland student of the year 2005, Cluain Mhuire Art college, Galway


2012                  PGCE in post compulsory education, Brighton University
2009                 MA Photography, London College of Communications
2007                 PG Cert Photography (1st) Central Saint Martins
2005                 BA (Hons) Textiles (1st), GMIT, Ireland
2003                 BA Fine Art (1st), Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland