Alison Fogarty graduated from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design in 2016. She was awarded the TACTIC Graduate Curatorial Residency, which she is currently completing and the CIT Graduate Print Residency Award 2016 for her work in the degree show ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain’ which was also short-listed for the RDS Visual Arts Awards 2016.
Alison Fogarty’s work explores the realm of the commodity and commercial world. Having worked in the tourism industry for 10 years she draws on influences of her own Irish identity, humour and folklore and applies it to her practice, which consists of photography, printmaking and installation. Her work makes witty observations on the nature of consumerism and representation, whilst questioning visual hierarchies and ideas of value we put on places and things we buy. Her most recent work titled ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain’ for the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design degree show was about the life and times of a site specific location, the Former Government Buildings on Sullivan’s Quay, Cork.
2016 PRINT in Space, Blackrock Castle Observatory
2016 COOKED, Degree Show CIT Crawford College of Art and Design
2016 Tweetbox, Cork City Hall Atrium
2015 Space, SNAP 2015 Bentlage Germany
2015 Tweetbox, Impact 9, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
2015 Fin Barre’s Festival, The War Bunker Elizabeth Fort, Barack St., Cork
2015 Ascent, group exhibition, Main Terminal Cork International Airport
2014 Artist’s Books, Cork City Library
2014 Ash Wednesday, solo performance part of group show with Performance
Caravan, 3rd Floor Sample-Studio’s, Former Government Buildings
2013 ‘Human Nature’ Group Exhibition, Cork Vision Centre
2013 ‘Art In The Making’ one-day collaborative project, Lismore Castle Arts
2012 ‘Creating A Scene’ Group Exhibition, Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Cork