National College Art & Design Dublin, 2013, PhD Fine Art
Currently completing a practice based PhD in painting October 2013 at the National College Art & Design Dublin.
MA Film & TV Studies Dublin City University 1994
BA Hons. Painting National College Art & Design Dublin 1990
winner 3rd prize ArtSlant 2013
Shortlisted for the Marmite Painting Prize 2012 –
Shortlisted for 100 Painters of Tomorrow Kurt Beers/Thames & Hudson Publication
British Institution Award Royal Academy Summer Show, London 2012.
Dublin City Council Project Grant 2012
Arts Council Project Award 2007
Recent exhibitions include:
2014 Things go dark Model Arts & Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland.
2013- Marmite Painting Prize –UK Touring Exhibition
2013 RHA Dublin Annual Exhibition invited artist
2012 Royal Academy London Summer Show
2012 Cake Contemporary Arts The Curragh Camp Kildare - Solo Exhibition "Malevolentos"
2012 The Drawing Project Dun Laoghaire - Solo Exhibition "The Visitor"
2011 Monster Truck Temple Bar Dublin Installation, "An Encounter" As part of curated Exhibition by Cliona Shaffrey, Arts Council Special Adviser and Cliona Harmey, Artist.
2010 Custom House Studio Westport, Solo Exhibition "One Thing and the Other" (Nominated for AIB Visual Artists Award)
2007 “Doppelganger” Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.
2005 “Guided By Stars” Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.
2003 “Stem” Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.
2001 “New Paintings” Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.
She lives and works in Dublin.
The uncanny is associated with a feeling of disorientation, mild panic or confusion when faced with something strangely familiar and has been a frequent subject of the visual arts and literature. In my recent body of work I am interested in what Freud termed “the friendly aspect” of the uncanny. Strangely familiar yet comic images have the potential to disturb or disorientate. In this work I attempt to explore this aspect of the uncanny and invite the viewer to consider how this ‘un-homely’ feeling occurs through painting.
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