Deirdre Byrne is a visual artist from Gorey, Co. Wexford. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2003 with a degree in Fine Art Painting and returned to complete a postgraduate course in Visual Art Education. Recent exhibitions and projects include; selection to 191st RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, selection to 139th RUA Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy of Arts, Belfast. She was awarded a commission to create a new animation to be projected on the exterior of dlr LexIcon in October 2021. This commission is funded by Creative Ireland and supported and managed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office.
Her work has been exhibited in Ireland and internationally, including in Museo ABC, Rizoma Galería, Madrid, Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin and Tinahely Courthouse. In 2018 her work was selected by NCAD, Business to Arts, and Dublin Airport to be exhibited as part of the Creative Journeys Billboard project in Dublin Airport.
Her work is part of the following collections: AWAS (Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services), Bank of Ireland, Beacon Hospital, Fingal County Council. She has completed residencies at Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Cill Rialaig, Draíocht and was awarded the Irish Arts Council Travel and Training award for a residency in SíM, Reykjavík.