Francis McCrory was born in 1983 and is one of Ireland’s most exciting young artists. A Fine Arts Graduate of the University of Ulster, he has received awards for ‘Best Emerging Artist’…twice!…the Diageo Award in 2006, and again in 2007 with the prestigious KPMG Award for Best Emerging Artist at the Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition.His first two shows at Belfast’s Belmont Tower and The Emer Gallery the year after, were sell-outs and he is already included in a number of major private collections.

Francis’ works are original, highly competent and boldly painted; their intriguing and sometimes lonely horizons convey an ambiguous mood. His style is unique, powerful, challenging. They are not just a deadpan depiction of the actual. They reflect that critical balance between seeing and feeling which the very best documentary artists seek to achieve.

2011 – Belfast Media Group ‘Top 40 under 40’ Award
2007 – Royal Ulster Academy Emerging Artist Award (KPMG)
2006 – University of Ulster Emerging Artist Award (Diageo)


2013 – War on Want ArtAid – Ross’s Art Auctions.
2012 – ‘Vision in Sound’ group exhibition. Oh Yeah Centre
2012 – ‘Vision in Sound’ group exhibition. Oh Yeah Centre
2012 – ‘Electricityscapes’ 5th solo Exhibition, Gormleys Belfast.
2011 – War on Want ArtAid Exhibition, Ormeau Baths Gallery
2010 – Gormleys Fine Art Contemporary Christmas Exhibition
2010 – ‘Connections’ 4th solo exhibition, Gormleys Dublin gallery
2009 – ‘Urba Suburba’ 3rd solo exhibition, Gormley’s Fine Art
2008 – Christmas Exhibition – Gormley’s Fine Art.
2008 – Autumn Show – Gormley’s Fine Art.
2008 – 127th Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition, Titanic drawing Offices
2008 – ‘Metropolis’ 2nd solo exhibition, Emer Gallery
2007 – Cavehill Gallery Christmas Show
2007 – 126th Annual Royal Ulster Academy, Ormeau Baths, Belfast
2007 – Tara Arts Exhibition, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2007 – The 1st Urban Market Place, St. Georges Market, Belfast
2007 – ‘Structures’ 1st solo exhibition. Belmont Tower, Belfast,
2007 – Mexico Child link Trust Charity Exhibition
2006 – 125th Annual Royal Ulster Academy, Ormeau Baths, Belfast
2006 – University of Ulster Degree Show, Belfast
2005 – ‘Neglect’, Regis Boulevard, Denver, Colorado
2004 – ‘Surface’, Regis Boulevard, Denver Colorado


  1. I met Francis in Belfast recently and had the pleasure of seeing some of his work in the flesh—Brilliant! And I am now an extremely proud owner of two of his pieces.

    A very talented man and a very nice guy. I wish him continued success and hope our paths cross again.

    Ontario, Canada

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