Artist Bio/Cv

Beata Piekarska Daly

Beata Piekarska-Daly is a Polish-born and an Irish-based visual artist, who is socially and educationally engaged through her multidisciplinary art practices (i.e. painting, environmental installation, video, photography and performance).  

From 2008 the artist has been living and working in one of Dublin’s university where she explores the value of art in the university context. She was a founder and director of Abbey Studios, established in 2016. Daly’s most current exhibitions include: Over Nature, a group touring exhibition across Ireland; Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice Residency, a partnership between Create and Counterpoints Arts; TESLA, a locally based video-sound installation and winner of the 1st Prize in Painting Category and the Grand Prize winner during Polska-Eire Festival, 2019.  

Beata Daly has moved between painting, installation, experimental education, open- studio workshops and ephemeral installation since she graduated from the multi-media department of the Institute of Fine Arts in Zielona Gora near Poznan, Poland in 1999. Her thesis "New Awareness in the Vehicle of Art" was based on the work and practice of Jerzy Grotowski and caused a stir in the Final Exam Panel as just before handing the original work to the jury, Mr Grotowski had passed away. 

«I was born in Silesia in the South/West part of Poland. The end of the communist era marked my early life with a journey to my parent 'ancestral' lands. We moved to a completely different cultural and physical landscape known to be the geographical centre of Europe. It is an open-spaced- area - it’s called Masovia.  

My interest as an artist was shaped very early, not only by the character of the land but by the narratives of songs and stories that my Grandmother and Mother sang and told me as a child, focusing on nature and humans in unity».  

On art mostly: @beatadaly



Selected Residencies and Awards

2020, Arts Council 2020 Professional Development Award. Visual Arts.

2020/2021 Dec/Jan, The Cill Rialaig Project Artist Retreat, Second visit to this Art Residency, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

2020 January, The Cill Rialaig Project, Art Residency, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

2019 July, Summer Residency School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice, CREATE IRELAND and COUNTERPOINTS ARTS UK Killary Lodge, Co. Galway, Ireland.

2019 June, PolskaEire Festival. Polish Artists in Ireland - from Landscape to Abstract. Winner of the 1st Prize in Painting Category and overall Grand Prize winner. 

2017 Oct/Nov Artist in Residence, Aras Eanna, Iniseer, Aran Islands.




2008-2009 Oxford University, GB, Continuing Education, Understanding Modern Art. 

2004-2005 Trinity College Dublin, TRIARC, IE, History of Art in Irish Context. 

1994-1999 University of Zielona Gora, PL, Fine Arts Education, Master Degree. 

1990-1993 Radom College of Education, PL, Diploma in Multimedia Education, B.A. 




State Art Collection of Ireland OPW.

Private collections in Ireland, Europe, USA, Australia.


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