'Ciáran Lennon has been painting in Dublin for over thirty years, and has created a body of work of extraordinary singularity. His is an independent practice that has flourished away from Modernism. Lennon's process is both analytical and spontaneous, and this contradiction gives his work its power and mystery. While the process is always visible, the effect is never straightforward; our assumptions about painting are questioned, as the work is both transparent and mysterious' (B. Dawson, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, London, 2006, p. 111).
Lennon's work is held in all major Irish public collections and he represented Ireland at the 1993 Sao Paolo Biennale. Solo exhibitions include those held at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; The Arken Museum of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen and The National Gallery, Dublin.