Some InformationYou may find useful or useless in regards my work.
Primarily a drawing based practice; I extend my knowledge and understanding of drawing into sculptures and installations.
With an obsessive and peculiar method of ruling faults and forms of objects discovered in my routines, I showcase an unexpected beauty hidden in mostly expired and unwanted debris. My work looks to defuse our obsession with ownership, permanency and preservation. My practice is dedicated to intertwining cultural interests, artistic concerns and leisurely rituals as a reflection on our physical relationships.
Routines are a series of shows started in May 2016 that follows a continuous train of thought predicted to derail continuously resulting in the series numerical structure as an attempt to keep focus and my thoughts aligned during the inevitable derailing. Routines are an on going series of exhibitions.
Scroll down to see the things i’ve done and some stuff to come!
Things to come and stuff I’ve done in 2018, 2017 & 2016:
I am now a MART Gallery artist and have exhibited solo in The Mart Gallery and in several of Marts curated group exhibitions. This summer I under took residence in the RHA Galleries studios where I have developed two shows part of my Routine series to be exhibited in 2018.
My last solo exhibition was A Rhythm Exposed (Routines 5-6) in the Mart Gallery in Dublin in May 2017. A drawing installation from A rhythm Exposed was then exhibited in The Mart Galleries – Destroy These Walls international program in a group show curated by MART in the Hanger Gallery, Santa Monica Studios, Los Angelas in July.
The Drawing works exhibited ‘Fault Lines’ in The Patriot Hall Gallery in Edinburgh as part of The 2017 Edinburgh Arts Festival where I had a large selection of drawings and objects on display. The exhibiton was assisted by an essay by Deanna Petherbridge and The exhibition was reviewed by art historian and critic – Duncun MacMillan as one of the best shows in the 2017 festival.
My work featured in The VUE contemporary art fair in The RHA on the 3rd – 6th November 2016 with the Eight Gallery. I was also delighted to be apart of the Halftone Print fair on the 24th – 27th November in The Library Project.
I have just been invited to display work on The Drawing Works, a new online platform for contemporary drawing. The Drawing Works is having its first group show in The Camden Image Gallery in London, 1st-15th September 2016.
My work is apart of the Pallas Projects 20th anniversary auction, 15th September in The City Assembly House Dublin.
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I had two solo exhibitions in 2016
– Anicca and opened in The Library Project on the 12th May. Anicca was supported by The Fingal County Council.
– Dukkha in Platform Arts in Belfast on the 2nd June.
I had a drawing featuring in the RHA’s 186th annual exhibition running from 22nd March – 11th June 2016
My work was invited by curator Linda Shevlin to be exhibited in “On Beauty”, a group exhibition in The Roscommon Arts Centre. I am excited to mention that this exhibition has been extended to the 6th February 2016!
My work was invited to be apart of The Mundi Project commissioned by Luciano Benetton, 2016. This will result in a publication and the exhibiting of Irish artists work accompanied with a text by Sean Kissane, IMMA curator.
My work featured Foundation 15, 10th-25th September Tullamore, Co.Offaly.
Little Pieces, an exhibition in the Customs House, Westport, Co Mayo on 15th of may- 17th of June- curated by Moran Been Noon.
My work was also invited to show in the 185th annual RHA exhibition in 2015 and was featured and modified for an application in Glitch 2015 in Rua Red arts centre curated by Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin.
Solo and Two person shows include:
Three solo exhibitions created during a 6 month residency in The RHA Dublin in June / July 2014:
Jigsaw’s Combs and Rulers at The Eight Gallery, Radical Lines at Pallas Projects, Groove Chronicles at The Market Studios.
Synthesis i– Eight Gallery and Synthesis ii– Tactic Gallery . With Irish artist Claire Mc Cluskey
Selected group exhibitions include:
London/Irish Art Fair, Westminster Central Hall , MART Experiments collaborating with poet Annemarie Ni Churreain curated by Moran Been-Noon , VUE contemporary art fair, RHA , TULCA Art Fair in Galway , Block T members show , Little Kingdoms Catalyst arts Belfast , NLA IV, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art , 183rd Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition , VUE Contemporary Art Fair, RHA, Dublin , 40-40-40 OPW touring group show: Spain, Italy, Poland Ireland , con.glom.er.ate Catalyst arts Belfast , One year one day Talbot Gallery , Re-act Market Studios , Link Block T , Mesh composition Block T and influx art fair Limerick .
Residencies I have been on:
Six month studio residency at The RHA, Dublin. Cill Rilaig Art Project-Ballinskelligs, Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Awards and Grants include:
RHA Studio Residency award 2014 The Cill Rialig residency award 2012. Fingal County Council artist bursary 2015.
Short listed for the most promising graduate award, Talbot Gallery 2012.
My work has been purchased by:
Office of Public works (OPW) State art collection and Accenterure
Private collections: Ireland, England, America, Switzerland, Spain.
If you have any questions about any of the exhibitions I have been in or about work that I have made, PLEASE don’t hesitate to contact me!