A Cork born painter working primarily in abstraction, Tom Climent’s work is most recognisable through his subtle arrangement of colour and tonality. A graduate from Crawford College of Art and Design in 1994, he established himself early as an artist-to-be-watched with his sell-out graduate show causing a stir in Cork’s art world. Since then he has continually evolved as painter, including a move from large sized works to include a smaller scale, working on panel as well as showing a greater emphasis on architectural forms.


Climent is a recipient of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship 2016, Cork City Council Individual Artists Bursary Award 2014, Working Art Grant 2014, Tony O’Malley Travel Award, Victor Treacy Award and a Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Award.

His work is in the collections of the OPW State Art Collection, Central Bank of Ireland, the Irish National Treasury Management Agency, University College Cork, University College Dublin, Smurfit Business School, the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland, NCB Stockbrokers, Cork Opera House, Cork City Council, Cork Institute of Technology, the US Embassy in Dublin, Deloitte, Investec and numerous private collections in Ireland, UK, Spain, France, USA & Canada