© Gemma Kearney 2022

My work mostly takes the form of sculpture but is sometimes made public through drawing, self-published documents and the digital image. These works are used to try and understand and process social historical narratives and personal events.The work often critiques aspects of social/cultural power and is characterized by, a spirit of material and symbolic engagement and a desire to implement ideas of action and negation. I have an interest in indeterminacy, materialism and anti formal modes of art production


I have an MA in Fine Art from LASALLE College of the Arts and a BA in Fine Art from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. Recently I have been a recipient of ArtLinks Bursary (2022), Agility Award (2021) - Arts Council Ireland, Visual Arts Bursary Award (2020) - Arts Council Ireland, RHA micro grant (2020), Chan Davies Art Prize (2018), Winston Oh Postgraduate Research Award (2018), LASALLE scholarship recipient (2017) and the Winston Oh Travelogue Research Award (2017). My most recent solo exhibitions were A Slow Disclosure, which took place in Waterford, Ireland (2020) and Groups and Gangs, which took place at Chan+Hori Contemporary, Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2018). My most recent self published documents include Speakers Notes (2019), A Hooligan in the Garden City (2019), No time for the poetic, no time for abstraction (not a poem) (2019), Disappointment Sculpture Repeat Repeat (2018) and A Woman is About To Make A Speech (2018). I have been involved in exhibitions in Ireland, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and Germany.

Smooth space, 2018
acrylic perspex, wood, foam, warehouse
variable sizes

GEMMA KEARNEY

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