About the Artists Database

The NIVAL Artists Database has been compiled in order to improve public access to the Library's extensive information files on 20th century and contemporary Irish artists.  These files contain exhibition catalogues, newspaper cuttings and ephemera on over 3,500 artists born or based in Ireland.

The Artists Database is a reference resource providing basic biographical and work details on each artist abstracted from the information contained in the hard copy files held in the Library.  It is important to realise that the records are a summary of the information held in each artist's file.  A visit to NIVAL is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

Although we have endeavoured to ensure the information is correct, it is inevitable, given the diverse sources of information, that some inaccuracies may occur.  Changes and updates are made on an ongoing basis and the Library welcomes suggestions, criticism, and donations of relevant material.

Filter Artists:

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/9571
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: Not specified
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Website: http://www.jamese.ie/
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Printmaking
    • Painting
    • Street Art
    • Glass
    • Digital Art
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Murals
    • Digital Art
    • Stained Glass
    • Light
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Murals
    • Abstract
  • Public Art: Yes
  • Manuscript Material: No
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection


James Earley is an artist based in Dublin, Ireland. His distinctive style celebrates and pays homage to his family's rich artistic past within Irish stained glass art. Earley has been producing artworks in public spaces since 1997. He began painting letter-based graffiti and played an active role in the Irish graffiti movement. From 2010, he started to develop abstracted figurative works with an aesthetic rooted in stained glass. (from the Artist's website 05-03-2019) File contains pricelist and images