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Originally from Cahir, Co Tipperary, Ireland, Gerry Davis studied painting at the Limerick School of Art and Design from 2005 to 2009. After graduating, Gerry helped to set up Wickham Street Studios in Limerick, and based his painting practice there from 2009-2019. In that time he has exhibited widely, including solo shows in Pallas Projects, Dublin, The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, and The Galway Arts Centre. He has also won numerous awards over the years, including the Lewis Crosby Award for Painting at the student art awards in the RDS, 2 merit prizes at the Golden Fleece Award, and being shortlisted for the Hennessy-Craig Award at the RHA last year. In 2016 he won the Hennessy Portrait Prize at the National Gallery of Ireland for his painting "Sean", and as a result was commissioned to paint a portrait of renowned Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin for the NGI's permanent portrait collection.