About Ai

Ai Wise is a visual artist based in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland. She was born in Worcestershire, England.


2017 – 2019 Crawford College of Art, B.A. (Hons) Fine Art
2014 – 2016 St. John’s College, Cork, FETAC Level 6, Art and Design
2005 – 2007 Mallow College of Further Education, FETAC Level 5, Art and Design
1990 – 1991 Anglia University, Cambridge, UK, Foundation Certificate, Art and Design
1989 Heatherley School of Fine Art, London, Drawing Summer School


2019, 2018 Mish.Mash café, Dublin (solo)
2018 Mallow Library, Co. Cork (solo)
2017 Friars’ Gate Theatre and Arts, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick (two-person)
2014 Friars’ Gate Theatre and Arts, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick (group)
2010 Munla Collective at Solas Gallery, Kanturk, Co. Cork (group)

Residencies and awards

2019 Cork Institute of Technology Special Purchase Award: Shift, Crawford College of Art and Design degree show
2016 – 2017 Returning Art Graduate Studio Residency Award, St. John’s College, Cork
2007 Art Student of The Year Award, Mallow College of Further Education

Professional experience

2017 Art facilitator for COPE, Mallow, Co. Cork
2010 – 2011 Art teacher, Lisgriffin National School, Co. Cork
2008 – 2017 Founding member, workshop/events person for Munla Creative Arts Collective
2007 Workshop demonstration (Origami, the art of Japanese paper folding) for the Irish Women’s Institute, Mallow, Co.Cork


Lake, Office of Public Works (Dublin, Ireland)
Shift, Cork Institute of Technology (Cork, Ireland)