Louise Cherry


Based in Wicklow, artist Louise Cherry has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group shows. With a masters in Visual Arts Practice and a degree in both Photography and Business Studies Louise divides her time between her art practice, photography business and teaching.

Louise was a lecturer in photography at Dun Laoighaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and with the Dublin City VEC for a number of years (2001- 09) before leaving to focus on her art practice and family. Since 2010 Louise has focused her teaching practice towards art with children and has recently set up ‘the art studio’: a dedicated art space for the education and enjoyment of art, especially among children. Louise is also principal director of Cherryphotography a commercial photography practice offering a high quality, creative service to a wide range of clients. Genres include: architecture, equine, food and lifestyle, portraiture and documentary.

Louise’s own artwork investigates the interplay between photography, performance, video, text, interview and sculpture. The relationship between and involvement of the audience with the work is critical to her installation explorations. Collaborative projects with other artists as well as with the audience play an integral role in Louise’s practice.

Curriculum Vitae – Louise Cherry

e-mail: Louisemcherry@gmail.com
Date of Birth: 29th March 1972
Nationality: Irish

Work Experience


  • Principal tutor at ‘the art studio’ Current
  • Photography lecturer @ iadt – BA Photography year 3 & 4 2006 – 2009
  • Photography lecturer @ iadt – BA Photography year 1 & 2 2005 – 2007
  • Photography Portfolio Preparation Course Director @ Marino College VEC 2001-2005
  • Thesis supervisor & Media Research Tutor @ Colaiste Dulaigh VEC 2001/02

Commercial Photography and Art:

  • Director of ‘the art studio’ Current
  • Director of Cherry Photography Current
  • Freelance photography assistant, New York, USA June–Oct 1999
  • Photography assistant, Chris Biggs Associates, London, UK June–Oct 1998
  • Photography assistant, Les Wolnik, Photographics, Dublin 1998–1999


  • Pharmaceutical Market Research Manager, Isis Research Ltd. London 1995 – 1997
  • Pharmaceutical Market Research Executive, Isis Research Ltd. London 1993 – 1995


  • MA Visual Arts Practice – Dun Laoighaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology 2006 – 2008
  • BA (Hons) Photography & Digital Imaging, Dublin Institute of Technology 1997 – 2001
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies, Kingston University Surrey UK 1990 – 1994


National Solo Exhibitions

  • Wicklow County Buildings, ‘Fragilities’ Oct 2006
  • Studio 6 @ Temple Bar Galleries and Studios, Dublin, ‘Fragilities’ Sept 2006
  • The Tinahely Arts Centre, Wicklow, ‘Fragilities’ April 2005
  • St John’s Arts Centre, Listowel Arts Centre, Kerry, ‘Members Only’ Dec 2004
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Louth – ‘Members Only’ Sept 2004
  • Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Kildare – ‘Members Only’ Feb 2004

National Group Exhibitions

  • Studio 6, Temple Bar Galleries and Studios, ‘Just tell me the truth’ August 2008
  • Studio 6, Temple Bar Galleries and Studios, ‘you, you and me’ July 2008
  • Ormeau Baths Gallery 2005 Perspective – ‘Fragilities’ Sept 2005
  • The Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow, Greenstar annual show, ‘Fragilities’ June 2005
  • The Model Arts Centre, Co.Silgo ‘Members Only’ group book show Aug 2004
  • The Workroom Studio, Dominick St. Dublin – ‘Members Only’ group book show March 2004

International Exhibitions

  • Photo Service Gallery, Paris – ‘Members Only’ Joint exhibition Oct 2001
  • International Photo. Festival, Arles – ‘Members Only’ Joint exhibition July 2001
  • 4th International Photo. Gathering, Syria – ‘Dreamscapes’ Joint exhibition Sept 2000


  • Cultural funding award from the Dept. of Foreign Affairs for exhibition in France Oct 2001
  • Winner of the Photo Service – Galerie D’Essai competition – Arles, France July 2001
  • Cultural funding award from the Dept. of Foreign Affairs for exhibition in Syria Sept 2000
  • Alliance Francaise scholarship to attend the ‘Recontres Internationales De La Photographie’ Arles, France, July 2000

Public Speaking

  • Paper – ‘The Exclusion of Others’ – The Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth Sept 2004
  • Presentation of work at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland July 2001
  • Workshop at the 4th International Photography Gathering, Aleppo, Syria Sept 2000
  • Presentation of work at the French Cultural Centre, Damascus, Syria Sept 2000


  • Limited edition of ‘Members only’ series May 2001
  • Cook / Eat / Taste – Commercial Cookbook Nov 2011