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Biography

About Conleth Gent
Conleth Gent:


I love of wood and working with wood can be clearly seen in each of my unique pieces. I am concerned mainly with personal expression through the use of figurative elements. I have an individualistic approach communicating something of the character of the particular piece of wood and the artists interaction with it.

I am currently living and working in Glencullen in the Dublin mountains and my work is much sought after both in Ireland and abroad. It is found in the private collections of some of Ireland's leading artists, collectors and connoisseurs.

A founder member of Signal Art Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, .I exhibit widely up and down the country from Skibbereen to Derry. I have also worked on and led many community arts projects including the Fitzgerald Park Children’s Art Project. This project won first prize for a children’s art projects in 2005. I created a sculpture for ESB to celebrate 100 years of electricity generation. The sculpture situated on Sandymount strand.

More recently, my work in oak wood, entitled 'King' has been delivered to University College Dublin to be included in the prestigious Belfield campus Art Trail.

I was born in Newbridge, Co. Kildare and I studied science at U.C.D.