PRACTICE

My work explores the relationships between different structures, memories and time. Through moving image and painting I use imagined spaces, forms and colour to create a sense of an unusual relationship between two forces. My paintings often take on anthropomorphic or ambiguous qualities as the paint transforms the organic forms, pushes them into new spaces and interactions and gives them new possibilities. Similarly with moving image I am interested in creating a dream like quality. My most recent film Cracks portrays a woman trying to repair a broken home. She paints over the cracks and finds beauty in the destruction that surrounds her. The visceral qualities and materiality of the paint creates a very intimate moment between the woman and this place that she inhabits.

EDUCATION

Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Loaghaire (2013-2017)

BA (Hons) in Art – First Class Honours

During my time in college I completed a 6 month residency in IMMA, had a partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland, exhibited in Pallas Projects/Studios and ran the IADT_ART instagram for a year.

EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS

Phoenix Cinema Dingle – MExIndex/Dingle International Film Festival, 2019

Centre d’Art Spacejunk, Lyon – Projet Venus Lyon group show 2018

Signal Arts Centre – Signal Open open submission group show 2018

Pallas Projects/Studios – A Setting group show 2018

IADT, Dun Laoghaire – Define The Line Graduate Exhibition 2017

Copperhouse Gallery – No Fixed Abode group show 2017

Pallas Projects/Studios – In The Making:Forge group show 2016

Steambox – On the Cusp group show 2016

The LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire – Books Ireland/IADT Cover Exhibition 2016 (WINNER)

VIDEO WORK

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Hear my Hands, 2018

Hear my Hands by Karen Gleeson is a multi-disciplinary collaborative film installation. Fusing dance, audio and video projection. The work explores the use of sign language and movement as a form of communication. Delving into the frustration and difficulties involved with miscommunication in relationships. ‘What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.’

  • Screened in Mermaid Arts Centre on Wednesday 17 October 2018 at 8pm.

WRITER & DIRECTOR – Cracks, 2018

Cracks is a short film about a woman stuck in the past. Restless, she walks the floors until she finds another crack, a sign of the disarray and broken home she inhabits. Starring artist Caitríona Ní Threasaigh, she brings us on a frenzied journey into an uncanny reality.

  • Selected for MExIndex/Dingle International Film Festival 2019
  • Shown in Pallas Projects/Studios as part of a group exhibition in July 2018
  • Semi-Finalist – Los Angeles International Film Festival 2018

STORYBOARD ARTIST – Dandelion, 2018

When a diagnosis of cancer is made, Sarah Kelly’s world is turned upside down. The story revolves around what effect this illness has on the entire family. As the family hope for the best and prepare for the worst, they relive old memories as well as creating new ones. Dandelion explores the emotional as well as physical toll that cancer brings to anyone who is affected by it in this modern day drama.

  • Screened at The Underground Cinema Festival on 31 August 2018 in The Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
  • Screened in The Whale Theatre, Greystones on 4 May 2018 as part of No Wifi
  • Accepted into the Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival, Florida, Berlin Flash Festival & Winner at the Alternative Film Festival, Toronto

CO-WRITER & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Backyard, 2018

Surrounded by his eco eccentric neighbors Michael is torn between logic and causing havoc in this small Irish town

  • Screened in Mermaid Arts Centre on 5th November 2018 as part of First Mondays showcasing films by local and emerging filmmakers.