Niall Naessens was born in Dublin in 1961. He attended the National College of Art & Design from 1978 to 1983 and studied etching at the Graphic Studio Print Workshop 1983-1986. He worked in London 1986-1990 and was Artist in Residence in the City Arts Centre, Dublin, from 1991 to 1993. From 1991 to date he has worked as a professional printmaker at the Graphic Studio Workshop in Dublin. In 2004 he moved to Brandon in Kerry and set up his studio there with a view to concentrating more on painting. Niall was Director of the Graphic Studio Dublin from 2001 to 2006.