Philip Napier is a sculpture and mixed-media installation artist. His work has used visual and aural languages to explore the relationship between the colonized and colonizer in Northern Ireland. With a strong sense of history, he combines intellectual, poetic, visceral and emotional elements in sculpturally inventive ways. He has developed works within gallery contexts and through time-based and permanently situated public projects. Napier is a respected educator, and currently head of Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.