Ben Reilly Graduated Crawford College of Art and Design, 1987;
Completed a BA in Archaeology, University College Cork, 1995;
Received a MA in Fine Art Sculpture, Winchester College of Art and Design, 1999.
He has worked consistently as an Artist since 197 and has had solo exhibitions across Ireland and in Germany (Berlin/Munster).
Ben has participated in group shows in Europe, China and America. He has been in recite of a Department of Education Scholarship award, Irish Arts Council Bursary, and Materials Grant, Claremorris Open Adjudicators Award and a Culture Ireland Grant.
In addition to his artistic work, Ben has worked as a film projectionist e.g. Cork Film Festival (1988/1995) and as an Archaeologist (1991/2002).

He is at present a full time Fine Art Lecturer in the Department of Creative and Performing Arts at Waterford Institute of Technology.

2021 Solo show Garter Lane Art Centre Waterford.
2020 Fuzzy Logic Group show, 126 Gallery Galway.
2019 Soul Noir festival, Laragh House Laragh, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Graft solo show Studio 12, Wandesford Quay, Cork.
2018 R.H.A. annual group show.
2017 Elsewhere group show, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.
The Old and The Weary, solo show, Goma Gallery, Waterford. Catalogue with Essay By Dara Waldron.
Claremorris Open Exhibition, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.
2016 Open studios exhibition, GlogauAIR studios Berlin.
2015 Silver part I and II Backwater Group Show at Garter Lane Waterford and Uillin West Cork Arts Centres.
2014 Royal Ulster Academy Annual Group Show, Belfast.
Deception & Sacrifice the Lion, Bear and the Fox, Group show at the 42nd Southern Graphic Council, San Francisco.
2013 Royal Hibernian annual group show.
Ordinary Things group show, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork
Sin Corner solo show, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Catalogue with Essay By Sarah Kelleher.
There's nothing on this fecing side for Christ sake, & Train, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Moving Image Collection.
2012 Cyclops, solo show, Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery.
Space Place, group show, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.
2011 Print Residency at the Kloster Bentlage Cultural Centre and Museum, Munster, Germany, and solo show Pluto at StadMuseum, Borken, Munster.
Culture Ireland Grant.
Red, group show at Soma Contemporary, Waterford.
2010 Excavate, Cork Printmakers group show, Cork Museum.
Zeppelin, solo show, South Tipp Art Centre, Clonmel.
2009 Submarine, solo show at Galerie R31, Neuk├Âln, Berlin, Catalogue with Essay By Hilary Pyle.
Then + Now, group show, Gluxman Gallery, U.C.C., Cork.