Born in Cork, Brian Lalor is a printmaker and writer. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in many public and private collections. He works principally in etching, woodcut and mezzotint, largely in black and white, and has used his prints to accompany both his own and other’s texts, most notably in a series of woodcuts for Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’. He has had 22 solo exhibitions internationally and he was chairman of Graphic Studio Dublin from 2005 until 2008. He is represented by Graphic Studio Gallery. Lalor is a member of the executive committee of the National Library of Ireland Society.
On Friday, November 8th 2013, Brian Lalor gave an illustrated talk on some of his recent work. A packed house listened, fascinated as Brian showed a segment of his prodigious and expert work. A true polymath and a natural story teller, Brian regaled us with stories, anecdotes, technical points and a summary of a tiny portion of his marvellous work.