Fiona Kelly


Fiona Kelly is an Irish Artist whose practice primarily investigates demolition and ecology. She holds a MA from the Crawford College of Art & Design and was awarded a 1:1 for her research thesis and accompanying exhibition The Distillation of Dust (2015)

Kelly’s work explores the architectural potential of re-appropriated materials in a state of rejection; waste concrete from demolition sites, recycled glass, cardboard, plywood, bitumen and limestone dust. Kelly alters these foraged remnants, the by-products of the urban landscape, to visually narrate what she considers to be modern fables for the Anthropocene.

Recent notable accomplishments include the acquisition of her work by the National Gallery of Ireland and University College Cork and publication in ArtReview Issue 018. Kelly works as a freelance educator and is currently creating work for solo and group exhibitions throughout Ireland and the UK in 2020.

Kelly lives and works in Cork City, Ireland.


Fiona Kelly