LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
I'm an Irish Visual Artist and Archaeologist. I specialise in drawings and painting. My creativity centres around the comparative nature of art and archaeology which can be demonstrated through the drawing and painting process. Lately, I have become interested in Contemporary art as a form of expression, as it seems to exemplify the innate comparison between art and archaeology, both in theory and practice.
I graduated from University College Dublin in 1996 with a Degree in Archaeology and Geography. I later studied art in the National College of Art and Design as I became fascinated by the process of art education as a tool to elicit natural creativity and to inform one's own art practice.
These days I participate in Community Archaeology which I intend to use as a participatory process in the creation of community/collaborative art projects and I am also completing a Masters in Art and Archaeology in Scotland.
In 2008, I was invited by Upernavik Museum in Greenland to stay as an artist-in-residence. This visit inspired the artwork series " Death and Transfiguration I-VII", which was awarded by the Arts Council of Ireland. I was also invited to stay in Finland by the Artisans of Fiskars as an artist-in-residence during the Autumn months, which cemented my appreciation for gold and earthy tones, as evident in the "Ascension I -VII" series. I have recently been invited to exhibit in artexpo New York as a Rising Artist.
WHO I AM
I'm an Irish Visual Artist and Archaeologist, living in Dublin!
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