I was an exhibiting
painter for some years before returning to college
to expand my practice. I received a First Class Honours degree in Visual Arts
from S.E.T.U. (2017) and an MA in Art & Process from C.I.T. Crawford in Cork (2019).
I am currently studying with Ulster University for a Postgraduate Diploma in
Museum Practice and Management. Much of my practice in recent years has involved site specific temporary installation but
I am currently working on a smaller scale in order to develop my painting and sculptural works in a temporary studio at Garter Lane Arts Centre in Waterford.
Awards include two Artlinks bursaries, The RC Lewis Crosby Award, an Arts Council Agility Award (2021), an Arts
Council Materials Award and Platform 31 Artist for Waterford in 2022.
My installation practice looks at the process of making and often involves creating temporary works in response to a site
using found and recycled materials. Themes explore how development can be interrupted or warped. I work solo and instinctively to emphasise the unique adaptations
formed by an individual on the spot. If I have a catch phrase it is 'Whatever you need is never far away.'
I believe in an organic form of audience engagement, especially during the process of sourcing materials but also in the gallery space.
Dealing with hearing loss, it's interruption of communications, is one of the more specific ways this theme has occurred in my work, particularly video and audio work.
2022de/Construction Site, (Installation with The Assemblage of Two (Julie Cusack)),
2021Mammy that building's making Fish Eyes at me...,(Projection),
WINDOWS PROJECT, Garter Lane, Waterford.
2020The Galway Incident, (Video), IMAGINE ARTS FESTIVAL, Waterford.
2020Folie á Deux,(Installation/Solo), Luan Gallery, Athlone.