Canning, Michael

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/95
  • First Name: Michael
  • Last Name: Canning
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1971
  • Place of Birth: Limerick
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Painting
    • Sculpture
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Mixed Media
    • Installation
    • Drawings
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Abstract
  • Represented By: Not Specified
  • Size: 20+
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • Other


1995 EV+A, Limerick. Patrons Award.
1994 Arts Council Documentation Grant.
1996 Arts Council of Ireland, Materials Grant.
2003 Hennessy Craig Scholarship.


1991 Exeter College of Art and Design, England.
1993 School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece.
1996 Limerick School of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture.
1999 National College of Art and Design, MA Fine Art.


Canning's paintings are built up with several layers of oil and wax. The viewer is required to look through these layers in order to see the original image underneath. Canning explores and questions memory and experience through the struggle to identify or recognise an image within a painting. He has worked as a visiting lecturer in Limerick School of Art and Design and has been involved in many solo and group shows in Ireland and abroad. File contains images of artists work.

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