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Ed Kelly (b.1974, Ireland) is a visual artist, designer and musician living and working in Dublin city, Ireland. He makes artworks that are primarily wall based relief pieces, part painting, part sculpture. Kelly’s work typically involves designing and making hand painted assemblages and constructions that begin with a specific limited set of recurring motifs. These process driven works explore a specific set of interplays between bold zones of colour, repetitive rhythmic patterns, hard edges and stark boundaries. His work is primarily abstract, minimalist and heavily influenced by his career in the creative industry as a graphic designer and creative director for agencies in Berlin and Dublin. The work draws on themes that include psychogeography, geological phenomena in the rural landscape, folk history, superstition and music making. Kelly’s diverse influences include Anni Albers, Bridget Riley, Gary Hume, Dunja Janovich, Ellsworth Kelly, Kazimir Malevich, Frank Stella and Josef Albers. Kelly’s visual work is constantly informed by a parallel journey as an active musician with a number of Dublin based experimental bands, groups and collectives over the past two decades. He has been a member of Cap Pas Cap (Skinny Wolves Records, Rally Klee Records - Japan) and Thread Pulls (Ninepoint Records) writing, recording and touring across Europe with both groups.


B Des., Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art & Design, 1992-1997


2022, Mustic is the Brandy of the Damned, The Barnard Shaw

2022, Materialists, Outset Gallery

2022, Materialists Opening, Outset Gallery

2021, First Day Gallery launch a pop-up art gallery in the Guinness Storehouse, District Magazine

2021, Guinness Storehouse, First Day Gallery

2020, Fualt & Fold Solo Show, Luckys Dublin

2020, Fault & Fold, David Archbold


2022, Materialists, Outset Gallery, Galway, Ireland (Group)
2022, Scoop, Hens Teeth, Dublin, Ireland (Group)
2022, MEND.HX, MEND, Dublin, Ireland (Group)
2021, First Day Gallery, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland (Group)
2021, Music is the Brandy of the Damned, The Bernard Shaw, Dublin, Ireland (Group) ︎︎︎
2020, Fault & Fold, Lucky’s, Dublin, Ireland (Solo)