Kevin McSherry is one of the leading and most imaginative contemporary artists in Ireland. His exciting, intriguing and often challenging paintings play with the viewers’ expectations of what art can and should be. Born in London in 1962, he left school at 16 to be apprenticed to the printing trade to help provide for his family, subsequently leaving London to live in Ireland in the eighties.
His imagination, wit and ability to describe complex and thought-provoking concepts have been widely sought after by The Wall Street Journal, The Irish Times, Sunday Business Post and many other important patrons globally. His visionary work also hangs in many private collections around the world from the US and Canada to the UK, France and Japan.
He has been invited to show in cultural venues in France and Ireland, including as part of a juried show in Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs in le Palais du Louvre, Paris, The Alliance française, Dublin AND Paris and at the 2002 exhibition in the Chester Beatty Library; The Art of Centemporary Illumination. His work hangs in the British National Collection, notably in the British Embassy in the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris and in private collections around the world.
He is represented in North America, the UK and all other Anglophone territories by Three in a Box Artist’s Representatives in Toronto.
In France he is represented by Marie Bastille Artists Agent.
1999: Les Années Acryliques. Alliance Française, Dublin
2007: Marrow Envy & Other Stories, Alliance Française Dublin
2012: The Exile’s Return (Filleadh An Deoraí). March 28. Copperhouse Gallery, Dublin
2015: The 52nd State of Mind. La Galerie Impromptu, Dublin
2016: Flights of Fancy. La Galerie Impromptu, Dublin
2017: Open House. Salon show. La Galerie Impromptu, Dublin
2018: Untold Stories. Knockanally House, with The Wild Acre Gallery, Kildare
2018: Open House II. Salon show. La Galerie Impromptu, Dublin
2002: ‘Illustration –the Art of Contemporary Illumination’ Exhibited in the Illustrators Guild of Ireland’s The Chester Beatty Library.
2003: ‘The Coloured Stuff’ Illustrators Guild of Ireland at the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin.
2007: Selected by jury:’Les Trésors Cachés de nos Artistes’ Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Le Louvre, Paris
2007: By invitation: ‘A Nation’s Obsession’ in the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, Dublin.
2008: Represented Ireland in Exhibition ‘Resonance’ Alliance Française’, with Culture Ireland, Centre Culturel. [Collège des Irlandais, Paris].
2008: ‘SLANT: Imitation – flattery or battery?’, a collaboration between the Illustrators Guild of Ireland and the Association of Illustrators AOI (UK). Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.
2009: Offset exhibition [part of week-long arts activities for Design Week]
2011: Trinity Science Gallery, TCD: Exhibition, ‘Elements’ [by invitation]
2013: This is Not Cricket. By invitation of The City of Nantes. Centre Culturel Européen, Nantes, France.
2013: Work purchased by Sir Peter Ricketts, UK Ambassador to France for the British National Collection.
2016: By invitation: Meet the Family, Lismore Castle Waterford – Children’s Books Literary Festival.
2016: Without the Words. Luan Gallery and IGI. Westmeath