Artist Bio & Exhibitions

Fred Reilly (b.1965) is an artist/photographer based in Dublin, Ireland. He completed a BA in photography at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in 2006 and received a MFA in documentary photography from the University of Wales in 2009. As a commercial photographer he has been commissioned by the National Youth Council, the Heritage Council of Ireland, the Higher Education Authority and most recently by the Boston college in association with the GAA. He has worked as an art director and has wrote and narrated an international award winning short film. His photographic work is represented in public and private collections and has featured in solo and group exhibitions. He has been the recipient of the 'Royal Hiberian Photographic Award' for 2007. His first major body of work ‘Depopulation’ has been exhibited widely including at the 'International European Month of Photography' (Berlin, Germany 2008) and the Arles International Photography Festival (France 2008). His most recently produced series of works are entitled ‘Locus Amoenus’, and 'Number 7'.


Woodstock Dublin 2015

Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery New York 2014

RHA (Royal Hibernian Academy): Dublin. 2012.

Photo-Ireland Festival: City Arts Centre Dublin, 2012

Trinity Arts: Trinity College Dublin 2011

‘Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin’, Contemporary work by artists based in New York and Dublin. ‘The Observatory’ Dublin, 25 Feb - 20 Mar 2010

Photo-Ireland Festival: La Cathedral Studios, 2010

'Across the Line': Ffotogallery Cardiff. 17th- 20th December 2009

'Influx': Solstice Art Centre, Navan. 22th October- 14th November 2009

Heard Gallery: Newport, Wales. 27th- 29th October 2009

‘New Shoots’ An exhibition of contemporary documentary photography, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, England. 20th- 26th February 2009

'European Month of Photography' Berlin, Germany. November 2008

'Depopulation': Solo show at the BrightLife Gallery, Greystones, Co. Wicklow. 17th October - 31st of November 2008

Arles International Photography Festival (France) 2008. 'Ireland (an insider’s view)': Exhibition of work from emerging Irish photographers. 7 July– 13 September 2008.

RWA (Royal West of England Academy) 'Through the Lens': Bristol England. 8th June – 20th July 2008

Flock Gallery: Newport, Wales. June 2008

RHA (Royal Hibernian Academy): Dublin. 22nd May - 30th June 2007.

RDS (Royal Dublin Society) Art Exhibition 2006. Additionally selected for the show’s nationwide tour.

• Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin: 17th August to 23rd September 2006
• The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim: 29th September to 21st October 2006
• Flowerfield Arts Centre, Coleraine, Co. Derry: 29th October to 2nd December 2006

'Photo-Works': Irish National Archive, Dublin. 15th - 26th June 2006