Brian Palm was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1957 and moved to Dublin, Ireland in 1977 to attend the National College of Art and Design, graduating with an Honours BFA in 1981. Palm remained in Ireland and has maintained a studio in Dublin throughout his career. He regularly shows his work in solo and group exhibitions including the Royal Hibernian Academy's Annual Exhibitions, Royal Ulster Academy's Annual Exhibitions, Eigse Exhibitions, Galway Arts Festivals, Iontas Exhibitions, Oirachtas Exhibitions and many others.
Brian Palm's work has been sold at auction in Ireland with Adam's, Bonham's, White's, Mullens, O'Driscoll's, Drums, and with Sotheby's and in London. The artist currently shows his work with The Duke Street Gallery, Dublin, and has held successful solo exhibitions there in 2015 and 2016..
Brian Palm has been the recipient of several Arts Council of Ireland awards and bursaries, and the artist has had numerous residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamaghkerrig and the Cill Rialaig Project in Kerry.
Brian Palm exhibited regularly with the Independent Artists Association and served as a committee member, while also exhibiting in the Irish Exhibitions of Living Art.
Palm was an invited guest artist for the Royal Hibernian Academy's Annual Exhibition 2007, and his 2010 residency for the R.H.A. School Atelier Programme culminated in a successful exhibition of Shadowboxes "This Way Up".
His 2011 solo exhibition "Cityscapes" proved to be a popular highlight of the Phibsboro Arts Festival. Palm showed new work in his solo exhibition "Down Our Way" in the Duke Street Gallery, Dublin in February 2015, and his second solo show in the Duke Street Gallery, the 1916 inspired "Myths of the Helga", opened by Commodore Hugh Tully F.O.C.N.S., was a triumph. For Dublin Culture Night 2017 The Duke Street Gallery held a solo exhibition of Palm's work "In the Neighborhood" which ran for two weeks.
Brian Palm's work is represented in numerous public and private collections in Ireland and abroad.
Brian Palm is also a highly regarded professional musician of international renown.
National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT
Wm. Hall High School, West Hartford, CT
Northwest Catholic High School, West Hartford, CT
Solo Exhibition 2019 "Near Pearse Street", Ireland Institute for Historical and Cultural Studies, Dublin.
2018-2019 Artist in Residence, Ireland Institute
Solo Exhibition On Land and Sea" , Duke Street Gallery 2018
2018 Irish Postage Stamp "RMS Leinster Exploding"
"In The Neighborhood", Duke Street Gallery, for Culture Night 2017.
Solo Exhibition, "Myths of the Helga" Duke Street Gallery, Dublin 2016
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, 2018
Solo Exhibition, Ireland Institute for Cultural Studies 2018, "Locals Only"
Blues, Roots and Brass Festival 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016.