Gary Coyle was born in Dublin in 1965, where he now lives and works, after living in New York and London for nearly a decade. He graduated from the National College of Art Dublin in 1989 and the Royal College of Art London, where he studied Sculpture, in 1996. He was elected a member of the RHA in 2007 and Aosdana in 2009. His work embraces various media: drawing, photography and, more recently, spoken word / performance. He has exhibited widely both in Ireland and internationally.
Group shows include At Sea, Tate Gallery Liverpool, 2001; En direct de Dublin, Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris, 2003; I am always touched by your presence dear, IMMA Dublin, 2007; Into Irish Drawing, Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris and Akkuh Henglo, The Netherlands, 2009; Terror and Sublime, art in an age of anxiety, Crawford Gallery Cork, 2009, Close to hand, Crawford Galley Cork, 2010; Human / Nature – Landscape photography from the State art Collection, Farmleigh House, 2011 and Last, The Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin, 2012.
Coyle had a major solo exhibition, At Sea, at The Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin in 2010 and, more recently, he had a solo drawing show, Hello Darkness, at The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Dublin in 2012.
His work is in public and private collections, including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Arts Council of Ireland and The Irish Contemporary Art Association. He has received many awards.