Kristina Huxley

BFA, Bachelor of Fine Art, First Class Honours. MA, Master of Art.



Kristina Huxley has been working as a visual artist since 1995. Her practice covers a broad range of activities and media with a commitment to research and innovation. She has been the recipient of several major awards and residencies. She has also worked on several commissioning selection panels and has been a member of the programming board at The Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery. Kristina Huxley currently is lecturing full time in the Department of Core Studies at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

Kristina completed her MA (Painting) at NCAD in 1999 funded by a Research Scholarship awarded by The Leverhulme Trust (UK). Prior to this she was awarded a Research Grant by the Norwegian Government Research Council (KAS) and worked in Bergen as a guest student at Kunsthogskole (formerly Vestlandets Kustakademiet).

Kristina completed her BFA at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University (Pembroke College) in 1995. She has completed residencies at The Fire Station Artists' Studios, Dublin and the Artists' Work Programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

In addition to lecturing at NCAD she has lectured at other Art and Design institutions in Ireland and the UK including; Limerick School of Art and Design; Galway and Mayo Institute of Technology; Sligo Institute of Technology and The Isle of Man College. Currently she lives and works from her studio in East Galway.

Kristina has exhibited nationally and internationally; her work is held in both national and international collections. Embedded within her contribution to contemporary art practice she is committed to working on experimental projects and research both inside and outside of institutional structures. As a consequence, her research interests inherently value the nature of innovation, experimentation, risk taking, intervention, creative proposition and exploration of the boundaries between agencies and context.

Selected Exhibitions:
2010: ‘Mark Rothko International Plein Air 2010’, City Museum,
           Daugavpils, Latvia
2005: ‘Eurojet Anthology’ – Group show at The Royal Hibernian
           Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
2003: ‘50/50’ – Group show at Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
2002: ‘20/20’ – Group show at Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
2002: ‘Sound Painting’ – Solo show, Process Room, Irish Museum of
           Modern Art, Dublin.
2001: ’eurojet futures’ -Group show at The Royal Hibernian Academy,
           Dublin, curated by Patrick T. Murphy.
2001: ‘Mirror’ – Group show at The Belltable, Limerick.
          ‘A Focus on Drawing’ – Group touring exhibition at Limerick. City
          Gallery, Crawford Municipal Gallery and NCAD.
2001: ‘Mimosa’– Solo exhibition at The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny.
2000: ‘One Mile’s Time’ - Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
1999: Buntus 99 - Ardara, Donegal.
1999: Masters Group Show - The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.
1998: The Victor Treacy Awards - The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny.
1996: ‘Veksthuset’ - The Natural History Museum, Bergen, Norway.
1995: Mushroom Series II - The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art,

Work has also been installed at The Roscommon Arts Centre, The Fire Station Artists Studio, Dublin,
Vestlandets Kunstakademiet in Bergen, Norway, The Tabernacle Gallery, London and various corporate
offices in the UK.

Collections: Work is held in public and private collections within Ireland and internationally.

2001: Artists Work Programme, IMMA, Dublin.

1997-1998 The Fire Station Artists Studios, Dublin.

1995 –1997: Guest student Vestlandets Kunstakademiet, Bergen, Norway.

Projects/ Activities:

Blizzard, almost – installation development for 2-300 colour shifting paintings.
Everything Iridescent, whenever naturally – beetle mechanisms– An ongoing catalogue of drawings, 3D structures, Paintings and digital stills.
Restless Butterfly, after dust – paintings and digital stills. 
Boy Racer now – a collection of digital photographs
No change, I change – film production
Chasing Dust, during now – Paintings and digital stills, 2004-2005.
Landing light, sometime – Light sensitive paintings, 2004-2005.
Magnetic North – Magnetic Installation, 2004.
Then Vertigo, falling into the sky – Digital stills 2004.
Dad’s here, alchemy with bread, dust and smoke – Digital stills 2003.
Mark Rothko Art Centre and Museum, Daugavpils, Latvia. Room of paintings for permanent installation.2013


2001: The Arts Council, Visual Arts Bursary.

2001: The Arts Council, Visual Arts: Materials/Equipment & Documentation Grant.

1997: The Leverhulme Trust, UK. Research Abroad Award to Individuals

1996: Norwegian Government Research Council (KAS) Scholarship for research and residency in Norway.

1996: Jethrey Hill Foundation, UK.


2002 - 2006 Member of The Programming Board at the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallagher Gallery, Dublin. By invitation of The Arts Council of Ireland.

1999 to present  Member of Visual Arts Ireland.

Drawing Texts’ Accompanying publication of artist essays to ‘Focus on Drawing’ touring exhibition. Essay ‘Negotiating transience between matter and surface’, Kristina Huxley.

Selected Reviews since 2000:

Doing Away with Convention’, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times.
Showcasing the Future’, Marianne Hartigan, The Sunday Tribune.
Fresh Coats of Paint at RHA’, Evening Herald.
Review by Katherine Blake, The Irish Examiner.
There’s Change in The Atmosphere’, Marianne Hartigan The Sunday Tribune.
Architecture at The Speed of Light, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times.

Selected Catalogues: 2005 Eurojet Anthology, to accompany, ‘Eurojet Futures – The Anthology Exhibition’ at The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.

Mirror and Exhibition of Paintings’, published for the exhibition ‘Mirror’ at the Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick.

eurojet futures’ published for the exhibition ‘eurojet futures’ at The Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.