William Artt

Graphic artist and community worker who launched his first solo exhibition in 1994

William Artt was born in Belfast in 1967. After working as a graphic artist and youth and community worker, launched his first solo exhibition, Positive Thinking, in 1994. He is a founder member of the Creative Exchange Artists’ Collective and Studios, and has received several awards throughout his artistic career including the Ernest Anderson Bursary Award, Arts Council Travel Award, and Arts Council Individual Artist’s Award.

Artt has shown regularly throughout Ireland, and exhibited for the first time in the USA in 2000 as part of the Greengrass Bluegrass Newgrass project. His work is represented in several private and public collections, including those belonging to the Arts Council for Northern Ireland and the University of Ulster.

William Artt’s recent work can be seen in The Other Place—The Transitional Space of Memory and Identity, an exhibition in association with the Creative Exchange and Greengrass Bluegrass Newgrass project, on display at Queen’s University, Belfast, from November 4, 2004.

Reproduced with kind permission of the Creative Exchange 2004