Ruaidhri Lennon was born in 1984 in Kilkenny. He studied at Limerick School of Art and Design where he graduated in 2008 with a first class honours BA degree in Fine Art . In 2011 he graduated from the University of Ulster with a Master of Fine Art.
He spent 6 months in Hagen, Germany, working on a documentary for the UNESCO recognised public art project “Sehnsucht nach Ebene 2”, part of the Ruhr Area Capital of Culture 2010 incentive. This work in featured in the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, Netherlands. In 2009 Ruaidhrí exhibited collaborated work with the artist Alissa Kleist in a joint exhibition at the Limerick Printmakers.
Ruaidhri is currently a Director at Catalyst Arts gallery in Belfast.
Group Exhibitions include ‘Exchange’ The Joinery, Dublin 2012, ‘Fieldwork’, The Niland Gallery, Galway 2011, ’And Now We Call Ourselves Artists’, Void Gallery, Derry 2011, MFA Exhibition, University of Ulster, Belfast 2011, ‘Station’, Platform Arts Belfast, 2010 ‘Drawing Eire’, Contemporary Irish Drawing exhibition, 411 Gallery, China 2009, Digital Hub “Best In Show ‘08” exhibition, Limerick City Gallery of Art DA ’08 Open Drawing Awards and the Open Drawing Awards 2007 where he received the John Shinnors Drawing Award.