Ciarán Harper is a recent Fine Art graduate of Ulster University, Belfast, specialising in painting. Since leaving SERC in Downpatrick in 2011, where he achieved his National Diploma in the study of Art & Design, he has completed several commissions and exhibited in both solo and group shows. Within his practice, oil paint is united on canvas with raw mediums such as wax or plaster, adding dynamism and depth to the work. Collage and found imagery are both an integral part of his practice, accompanied with harmonious and contrasting imagined elements.
His most recent work is ethnic inspired, with his dissertation on the theory of diaspora and how this can be translated in art. After a successful sell-out degree, including winning the prestigious Carson McDowell Award, he has taken a studio in Belfast and is currently working on a new body of work.
Ciaran has recently had an artwork included in the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's permanent collection
Born in Leicester, UK
Lives & works in Belfast.
2013 Group Exhibition, Down Arts Centre - Downpatrick
2013 Solo Exhibition, Newcastle Library - Newcastle
2016 Degree Show, University of Ulster - Belfast
2016 Emerging Artists Exhibition, ArtisAnn - Belfast
2016 A Painting Show, Group Exhibition, QSS - Belfast
2016 An Insider Art Exhibition, Victoria Square - Belfast
2017 Playing The MARket Exhibition, ArtisAnn - Belfast
2017 Windrush - Solo Exhibition, ArtisAnn - Belfast
2017 Movement, Framewerk - Belfast
2018 My Lasting Impression, University of Ulster (and nationwide showing)
2019 QSS Studio Launch, Queen Street Studios - Belfast
2019 Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum - Belfast
2019 Links And Legacy, Titanic, The Andrews Gallery - Belfast
2020 Hindsight is 2020, Rua Red - Dublin