about the art
I am interested in confronting anthropocentric activity, with a focus on our complex relationship with animals. Through sculpture and installation I explore ways to demonstrate and convey human detachment from animals.Reoccurring concerns within the work include visibility, objectification, manipulation, trauma and empathy.
My practice is the result of interdisciplinary research, drawing on philosophical literature about embodied and emotional existence, as well as the chronological development of philosophical thought on animals throughout history. The work aims to act as a dysfunctional mirror in the stymied attempt of trying to see ourselves.
about the artist
Roz Spencer is a recent fine art graduate from the Crawford College of Art & Design. She was selected to participate in the 2019 RDS Visual Art Awards exhibition in Dublin. and was also awarded the CIT Special exhibition award for her degree show. Roz is currently undertaking a 12 month graduate studio residency awarded by Sample Studios.
RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
Dismantle, Degree Show Exhibition, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland
The Present Past, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Ireland- Selected
Trouvaille, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Ireland - Selected
Perspectives, The Gallery @ Colaiste Stiofian Naofa, Cork, Ireland.
2019 BA Fine Art, Crawford College of Art and Design, Ireland
2018 University of Art (UAP), Poznan, Poland
2015 Advanced Certificate in Art, Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Cork, ireland