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Born  1987 (Dublin)

Brian Teeling’s practice explores ways of interrogating his lived experience through the mediums of photography, sculpture, installation, painting, and writing. The work created ranges from the context of public space to the innately private, often focussing on the trappings of queer, working-class, and masculine identities, while fixating on themes such as intimacy, recollection of memory, and loss. Through his interests in music, cinema, fashion, literature, and activism he examines the purported rituals that permeate these communities. The resulting work is translated into various forms; projected images, clothing, unlimited edition prints, electronic devices, and large-scale sculptural work for expanded topics.1

Bio & Career

Brian Teeling (b. Dublin, 1987) is an artist living and working in Dublin. He has no fine art qualifications and is entirely self-taught.

Recent exhibitions include ‘A Vague Anxiety’ at IMMA (2019), ‘Halftone’ at The Library Project (2019, 2020), and ‘Uncover’ also at The Library Project and The Lavit Gallery, Cork (2018).

Work is held in several collections, including Bill Arning’s Gay Art Collection in Houston, Texas, The David Kronn Collection and the State Art Collection in Ireland.

Recipient of a Visual Arts Bursary from The Arts Council (2020) and awarded studio residency with IMMA at DAS Studios (2021-22), Dublin.

Forthcoming work includes a book on Áras Mhic Diarmada/Busáras and a group show with Small Night Zine at Garter Lane Arts Centre Waterford and Catalyst Arts in Belfast. 2 “About” Brian Teeling]


Solo exhibitions

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Group exhibitions

  • 2021, Group show with Small Night Zine, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
  • 2021, Group show with Small Night Zine, Garter Lane Arts, Wexford
  • 2020, Halftone, The Library Project
  • 2019, Halftone, The Library Project
  • 2018, Uncover, The Library Project

External links & References

  1. “Home” Brian Teeling