Killian Dunne

Dunne, Killian



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Born in Dublin in 1980, Killian Dunne completed his BFA in Printmaking at The National College of Art and Design in 2009. In 2019 he completed his MFA in Visual Communications at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

He has worked as a Printmaker, Illustrator and Visual Designer in Dundee, Dublin, Vancouver, Berlin, Chicago, and Quito.

He has exhibited in various printmaking shows in The United States, Ireland,Canada, England, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Finland, Romania, and Malaysia.

Past Awards include:

  • The SAIC International Graduate Scholarship 2018
  • The SAIC New Artist Society Scholarship 2017
  • The Presse Papier Award 2011
  • The Tyrone Guthrie Award 2009
  • The Black Church Printmaker Award 2009

Research interests

His work explores story telling’s relationship to histories and the consequential construction of culture in narrative spaces.

Explorations of such cultural identities are investigated through the reappropriation of traditional design systems languages. Design narrative spaces, particularly the book, the series and the poster are deconstructed and represented in relation to the narrative spaces of specific culturally defining subject matter.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Fine Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

30 Aug 201713 May 2019

Award Date: 13 May 2019

Bachelor of Fine Art

1 Aug 20051 Jun 2009

Award Date: 7 Jun 2009


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