Niamh Barry works and lives in Dublin, the city of her birth. In 1991, upon graduation from the National College of Art and Design, she established her studio practice.
Barry creates unique light sculptures predominantly in bronze and LED. As one of only eight international artists selected to showcase innovative lighting designs in London's Luxcraft in 2011, Barry is recognised as an early adopter and and innovator in the use of LED technology. Barry attributes this technology as allowing her to 'draw' with light and bronze.
Since the beginning of her artistic career, Barry has risen to prominence in the art and design world, becoming one of the most sought-after figures working in LED light sculptures today. Barry has been profiled in many publications including the Financial Times' 'How To Spend It', Architectural Digest, Galerie Magazine and Modern Magazine and her work is included in many public and private collections internationally.
Most recently Barry has completed a monumental light sculpture in the HQ of the Central Bank of Ireland and a solo exhibition of her work from the last decade opened in November 2018 at the National Museum of Ireland. Barry's light sculptures show "…great artistry and work that both occupies its space, illuminates it and yet seems to flow through it at the same time." Lynn Scarff, Director of the National Museum of Ireland.