Sioban Piercy

Piercy’s work has been exhibited at IMMA, Dublin; the Royal Academy, London; Pallazzo Poli, Rome; Museo Nacional del Grabado, Argentia; Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, and the Donna Beam Gallery, Las Vegas to name some. Her one-person show, ‘Foreign Bodies’ was featured as part of the visual art programme for the Galway International Arts Festival in 2015. She has received awards from the Royal College of Art, London; the British School at Rome, the International Print Triennial in Cracow, Poland; the Printmakers Council of Britain; amongst others. Her books and prints are in major collections including: the Arts Council of Ireland; NIVA, Dublin; the Ashmolean, Oxford; the Instituto Nationale Per la Grafica, Rome; Churchill College, Cambridge; Columbus College, U.S.A., the Library of Alexandria, Egypt.


In art education, she has worked as a lecturer and visiting artist at various Institutes including Paderborn University, Germany; Columbus College, U.S.A.; The University of Nevada, U.S.A.; The University of West of England; The Crawford College of Art, Cork, and was Head of Printmaking at the Centre of Creative Arts and Media, Galway, Ireland from 2003 to 2018.


She was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Printmakers, London in 2020. and was winner of the society’s residency at the Scuola di Grafica in Venice in 2019. 

She lives in Athenry in County Galway, where she also has her studio.