Visual Artist, Set Designer and Prop Maker working with Production Companies and Arts Projects to design and manufacture for performance, film, art and public projects. Dempsey has exhibited artwork and designs internationally throughout UK, Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic and Finland with Stage Productions, Festivals, Commercials, Museums, Art Fairs and a Performance Quadrennial. Dempsey was awarded "Best Student Exhibition Experience" prize at the Prague Quadrennial 2019.
 
B.1992, Northern Ireland, UK lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

Involved Projects

2021
Hunden Bakom Mannen, Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki, Finland
Lim, Center of Everything, Helsinki, Finland
SAKA, car dealer commercial, Finland


2020
Phantom of Normality, Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland & LMTA, Vilnius, Lithuania
Sublime Humility, Aalto University, Helsinki

 
2019
Superwood Festival, Hotel Rantapuisto, Helsinki
There's no room for my Wings, Helsinki Festival, Cirko, Helsinki
Kolo, Finnish Student Section, Prague Quadrennial, Industrial Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
Cramp, Academy of Fine Arts, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
Sites and Situations - Floating Peripheries Conference, Lapland University, Rovaniemi, Finland 
 

2018
Large/Vulnerable, Kallio Stage, Helsinki
DEMO - Digitalising Performance, Kallio Stage, Helsinki
Ihmemaa, Sibelius Music Academy, Gloria Stage, Helsinki

 
2017
Heartbroken House, Escape Room Helsinki, Finland
Hubris, RUA Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
YAOI, Independent Films, Copenhagen, Denmark, Istanbul, Turkey and Watermill Center, Long Island, U.S.A

 
2016
Are you Satisfied? ARK Books, Copenhagen, Denmark
Festival of Endless Gratitude, KPH Volume, Copenhagen, Denmark
Winter Open Exhibition, RUA Red Gallery, Dublin
NotYetSet, Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen

 
2015
Selfish Shellfish Salty, Northern Stage, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Art Cinema 3.5, Habitat, Svendborg, Denmark

 
2014
Float Art 2014, OXO Bargehouse, London, UK
Contemporary Art Fair, Old Shire Hall, Durham, UK
The London Show, Truman Brewery, London
Newcastle Fine Art Degree Show 2014, Newcastle University

Education

2017 - 2020
Design for the Performing Arts, Master of Arts Degree - Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

2010 - 2014​
Fine Art, Bachelor of Art Honours Degree - Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2013
International Exchange, Contemporary Art, Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree, Det Fynske Kunstakademi, Odense, Denmark

Prizes/Awards

2019
Awarded "Best Student Exhibtion Experience" Prize, Prague Quadrennial 2019, Czech Republic

2016
Winner of RUA Red Gallery Winter Open, Dublin, Ireland