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Hilary Irons

Gallery and Exhibitions Director


University of New England Art Gallery UNE Art Gallery, Portland campus /// UNE Ketchum Library Gallery, Biddeford campus
Both Campuses
On campus

Hilary Irons is a curator and painter living and working in Portland, Maine. 

Hilary is Gallery and Exhibitions Director at the University of New England, directing, curating, and facilitating the UNE Gallery in Portland and the UNE Ketchum Library Gallery in Biddeford.  She is Library Liaison to the Department of Fine Arts.  She is also a co-founder of Able Baker Contemporary, an artist-run gallery, in Portland's Arts District, and maintains a studio practice based out of SPACE Studios.

To submit a curatorial proposal for the UNE Gallery on the Portland Campus, or the UNE Ketchum Library Gallery on the Biddeford Campus, please visit this page:

Mailing address: 

Hilary Irons, Gallery and Exhibitions Director/ UNE Portland Campus Library, Special Collections/ 716 Stevens Ave/ Portland ME 04103





Yale School of Art
Parsons School of Design

Post-Doctoral Training

Residency, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation; Skowhegan; American Academy in Rome; MacDowell Colony; Stephen Pace House; Hewnoaks
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Selected publications

Floating Through Silence and Noise: Anna Hepler & Jon Calame’s “Trespasses”

The Chart, InterviewsVol. 4, No. 1: Fall 2018

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