Ronan Devlin is a UK based artist whose work looks at the intersection of emotion, sense perception and the material world. Working across print, screen and multi-sensory installation, with a focus on audience engagement, he produces self-motivated and commissioned works which have been widely exhibited.



1996 B.A. (Hons) Visual Communication, University of Ulster, Belfast

Public Artworks
2019 LOOM (With Michael Flückiger), Broadgate, London

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Veillance, White Box, Pontio, Bangor University
2014 In Flow, Un Deg Un, Wrexham (Oriel Wrecsam Offsite)

Select Group Exhibitions
2019 Winter Lights, Canary Wharf
2018 Lightwaves, Salford
2018 Light Up Lancaster
2018 LIGHTPOOL, Blackpool
2018 LIGHT NIGHT, Leeds
2018 Design West, Connemara Ireland
2018 Wal Wen, Pontio, Bangor
2017 OVER (T)HERE, Made in New York Media Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2017 LLAWN 05, Llandudno
2017 Here Comes Everybody, Global experimental online/cable channel
2017 Artificial Idiocracy, Raumschiff, Linz, Switzerland
2017 Winter Lights Festival, Canary Wharf
2016 LIGHTPOOL, Blackpool
2016 Lumen Prize Exhibition Tour, Shanghai, New York, London, Caerphilly Castle
2015 CALL, Haus of Helfa, resident and exhibiting artist, Llandudno, Wales
2015 Build Your Own exhibition and workshop, FACT, Liverpool
2015 Videoformes festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2014 Colony 14, Cardigan, Wales, UK
2013 CodeD, Manifest Gallery, Cincinatti, USA

Select Awards, Commissions, Grants, Residencies
2019 LOOM (With Michael Flückiger), Broadgate, London
2019 Winter Lights, Canary Wharf
2018 SHINE commission, Light Up The North
2018 Research and development grant, Arts Council of Wales
2017 Wal Wen, Pontio, Bangor (commission)
2017 Small project grant, Arts Council of Wales
2015/16 Finalist, Lumen Prize (& touring exhibition)
2015 Winner Open Call 2, The Space
2015 Shortlist, EVA International, Ireland
2015 Shortlist, ‘Secret’ Science Gallery, Dublin
2015 Large project grant, Arts Council of Wales
2015 ‘Question Spaces’, workshop commission, Oriel MOSTYN offsite
2015 ‘&’, workshop commission, Oriel MOSTYN
2015 Long list, Daiwa Anglo Japanese Art Prize
2014/16 Designer-in-residence, Pontio Innovation, Bangor University,
2014 Shortlist Open Call 1, The Space
2014 Criw Celf, workshop commission, Flintshire County Council
2013 Large project grant, Arts Council of Wales
2013 Gronant & Talacre Festival of Light: Commissioned artist
2012/13 R&D project award, Arts Council of Wales

41 Cleveland Road
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom
NE29 0NW

+44 (0) 75 7710 7438

Twitter: @Ronandevlin
Instagram: ronandevlinartist



Light installation artwork — Video projection, water screen.

Commissioned by Collective Cymru / National Theatre Wales for Galwad, Unboxed Festival 2022

The work, installed on a lake in the slate mountains of Blaenau Ffestiniog (Wales) 2022, was central to the finale of an ambitious week-long live performance event that was televised on Sky Arts

The piece, representing disruption in space-time, manifests as a 35m diameter light spectacle of evolving aurora & nebula-like atmospheric conditions through which the main character in the live broadcast connects with her future self.

The project was a huge undertaking for all involved and an honour & pleasure to contribute to.


Lead Artist / Design Director – Marc Rees

Creative Director – Claire Doherty

Director – Gethin Evans, Fran Wen

3D modelling & VFX – Elis Jones

Sound Design & Composition – Dyfan Jones

Audio Visual Tech – EMF

Ambient Lighting Design – Eleanor Higgins

Production / Collective Cymru Jacob Gough, Bethan Davies, Glyn Dodd, Toki Allison, Katherine Jewkes

Cinematographer – Bani Mendy

Choreography – Anthony Matsena

Live Footage: Bani Mendy

Test Footage: Ronan Devlin

Photographers: Kirsten McTernan & I’m Louis

* For full production credits see Galwad