Andrew Haire (b. 1991, Northern Ireland) is an emerging artist who lives and works in Belfast. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art gaining first class honours from the University of Ulster (2013). Haire focuses on the classical subject matter of landscape painting but viewed through the prism of today’s increasingly dynamic digitised modern world. Using acrylic paint on Canvas, He produces highly layered works in which his two juxtaposed themes of the natural and synthetic come together to produce dreamlike compositions which are left open to interpretation.
Since graduating Haire has exhibited regularly including group shows at the MAC Belfast, the Waterfront Hall, the Engine Room Gallery, Queen Street Studios and most recently at the Royal Ulster Academy’s annual exhibition in the Ulster Musuem (2019). He has also had solo exhibitions including “Haze” at The Market Place Gallery, Armagh (2014) and “Chronicle” at Ards Arts Centre(2016). Over the years he has won a number of awards including Northern Ireland support for individual artist award (2014) and (2018), The Royal Ulster Academy award for outstanding student (2013) and has been a finalist in Northern Ireland Young artist of the year (2015) and (2019).
Haire works from his studio at QSS Artists Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is currently working on a new series of paintings which he hopes to exhibit later this year and into next year.
Andrew Jonathan Haire
Born: Belfast, Northern Ireland 1991
Studio: QSS Artist Studios, 3rd floor the arches centre 11 – 13, Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AA
2010 – 2013, Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art, with first class honours, University of Ulster, Belfast.
2009 – 2010, Foundation Studies Art and Design with commendation, University of Ulster, Belfast.
2016. “Plastic Landscapes”, Atelier Design Studios, Belfast.
2016. “Chronicle”, Georgian Gallery, Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards.
2015. “Haze”, The Marketplace Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh.
2019. 138th Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
2019. Northern Ireland Young Artist of the Year, Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena.
2018. Intro, QSS Bedford ST. Gallery, Belfast.
2017. Goldenthread Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Belfast.
2017. The Creative Peninsula, Ards Art Centre, Georgian Gallery, Newtonards.
2016. Engine Room Gallery Winter Exhibition, Engine Room Gallery, Belfast.
2015. Northern Ireland Young Artist of the Year, Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena.
2014. Fully Booked, PS2, Belfast.
2014. Artist in Residence Summer Show, University of Ulster, Belfast.
2013. Invited to exhibit, 132nd Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
2013. Selected to exhibit, Art in the Eastside Billboard Project.
2013. University of Ulster degree show, University of Ulster, Belfast.
2014. University of Ulster Presents New Talent, Market Place Gallery, Armagh.
2014. Introducing, Galley 2, Waterfront Hall, Belfast.
2019. Northern Ireland Young Artist of the Year Finalist.
2017. Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Support for the Individual Artist Award.
2016. North down Borough Council artist development award.
2015 – 2016. Golden Thread Gallery Career Enhancement programme supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
2015. 4th prize, Northern Ireland Young Artist of the Year.
2014 – 2015. Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Support for the Individual Artist Award.
2013. Royal Ulster Academy Outstanding Student award, University of Ulster, Belfast.
2013 - 2014. Artist in Residence, University of Ulster, Belfast.