Gary Farrelly is an Irish artist based in Brussels, Belgium. His practice includes mark making, collage, mail art and performance. The work ranges in subject matter from the architectural and the administrative to personal inventory and autobiography. Autonomy, control and agency are recurring themes.
Farrelly studied fine art at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin, graduating in 2006. After graduation he lived and worked for extended periods in Paris and Dallas where he was artist in residence at Galerie W and The University of Texas, respectively. Exhibition highlights include Museum of Contemporary Textile Art (Tournai), Museum of Contemporary Art (Banja Luka), Parking Projects (Tehran), Central Trak (Dallas), Crawford Municipal Art Gallery (Cork), Royal Institute of Architects (Dublin) and Grölle pass:projects (Wuppertal). Collaborative initiatives include a feature length film project with fellow Irish artist Oisin Byrne and Dexia Defunct, a noise collaboration with German artist Chris Dreier. He is currently pursuing post-graduate studies at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels.