Gentian Lulani was born in Shkoder, Albania. He grew up surrounded by the paintings of his uncle, one of the most celebrated artists in Albania, the great master Ismail Lulani.
The paintings, the sketches, the studies, and all the books around him, encouraged Gentian to start drawing and painting since he was only 10 years old.
His move to Ireland in 2000, was followed by an honors degree in Art & Art History by the Crawford Art and Design College and the opening of his studio and gallery on the grounds of Ballymaloe House in County Cork. His work has been exhibited successfully in solo and collective exhibitions. In 2006, he was accepted by the BP Awards by the National Portrait Gallery in London, for his portrait of ‘British Ambassador’.
Gentian's recent commission from the Midleton Jameson Whiskey Distillery of neighboring fishing village Ballycotton
Co. Cork, P25 Y070