Frank Kiely, Printmaker

Born in Ireland in 1974, Frank Kiely studied at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, The National College of Art and Design, Dublin and The Royal College of Art, London.

Kiely’s early works dealt with his school experience as a student with undiagnosed dyslexia. When he moved to London in 2000 his work began to explore this experience from the perspective of a minority. Later this work began to include “hidden” or unexpected elements in his pictures. Recent projects have been inspired by literary work, especially the writings of James Joyce.

Printmaking, painting and drawing are Kiely’s main forms of expression. As a printmaker he best know for his large screenprints, digital media and etchings. As a painter he works in acrylic and watercolour on a medium to large scale. Kiely also utilises social media as a creative platform and currently posts daily sketches on his Instragram account.

Kiely has had many solo exhibitions in Britain and Ireland. Most recently at the James Joyce Centre, Dublin where he is set to have his third exhibition there in 2021. Group exhibitions include exhibiting at the Royal Academy, Royal Hibernian Academy, The Mall Galleries and Bankside Gallery.

He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and lives and works in London. Twitter / Instrgram: @frankkiely