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Although born in Ireland, Glenn has led a somewhat nomadic life having lived in England, Germany and America. He now resides in his native Galway… but that’s not to say he will stay put very long!

Glenn’s first public showing was in the Fisheries Tower in Galway c.1988 while he was still in his teens. He had not yet discovered wire, but while working in California he began experimenting with it and has spent the past 15 years working with the medium. Glenn transforms raw industrial materials of steel and copper into fluid and visceral forms utilising negative space to create shapes for the eye. In 2006, his work was showcased in Harvey Milk’s old camera shop in The Castro in San Francisco. This led to numerous private and corporate commissions. Family commitments saw his return to Ireland and in 2008 had his first Irish solo show in The White Room Gallery, Galway. Since then he has had several solo and group shows as well as taking part in National Art Fairs. Most recently, in 2015, Glenn held a solo show at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway titled ‘Seemingly Solid Things’ where his finished pieces explored the human body in different poses, wind blown trees and horses.