about the art
The work is rooted in a phenomenological investigation into the experience of the individual in a man-made environment and their relation to the natural through this prism.
My current work consists of paintings on a primed hardwood plywood surface, allowing the grain of the wood to enhance and inform the composition. I have borrowed shapes from discarded cardboard packing to help build structures representing man-made buildings, and looked at architectural models and at the way in which they are an idealization of a lived environment. I have turned ‘real’ buildings of the built environment into model-like structures, to highlight the fact that these buildings are man-made conceptions, thus encouraging the viewer to consider their meaning rather than bringing to mind a specific place. By painting these porous structures, I hope to give a greater sense of space and depth to highlight the mobility of the embodied individual in an environment and to restage this experience in viewing the paintings. I am using plant forms such as bindweed, nettles and thistles, which are pervasive in both urban and rural environments and I am using them to represent the natural in my work.
about the artist
I am an artist and musician living and working in Cork, having recently completed a BA (hons) in Fine Art at the Crawford College of Art & Design Cork with First Class Honours. I spent part of my studies on Erasmus in the University of Art & Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and have participated in workshops at the Burren College of Art in August 2016 and May 2018. My work is primarily in painting, and drawing practice is at the core of my work.
2020 Rhetoric Degree Show - Online Presentation of Work - physical show tbc
Lavit Gallery Members’ Exhibition
2018 Lavit Gallery Members’ Exhibition
2017 Lavit Gallery Members’ Exhibition
TACTIC Visual Arts Programme Graduate Studio Residency at Sample Studios
Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary, Backwater Artists Group
Joan Clancy Gallery Exhibition Award
Lavit Gallery Student of the Year
CCAD Graduate Residency in Drawing
2020 BA (Hons) Fine Art, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design
2007 MA in Music Editing, CIT Cork School of Music
2004 Graphic Design FETAC Level 2, Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa
2002 BMus, CIT Cork School of Music