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

Ciaran Harper

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