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Aisling Conroy

Aisling Conroy (b.1984) is a Dublin based artist using drawing, painting, sound, and installation. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design with Masters in Fine Art (2011) and a BA hons Degree in Fine Art Print (2009).

Her work is represented in public and private collections, both nationally and internationally. She also works in the library and archives of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

Conroy's practice is concerned with the psychoanalytical and with the surrendering of the “the self” to the elements of sound, colour and form. She explores this through interpreting ritual, mysticism and states of transcendence with a particular interest in iconography, sacred art, personal and universal histories.

Her paintings are abstractions of the unconscious by using repeated motifs and forms. Even when faced with our mortal existence, one often repeats the same thoughts and actions in life and ends up being trapped by them; trapped by desire which can only bring suffering. This, then, adding a lot of tension to the paintings, which are quite moody and brimful; doesn’t just depict a personal experience, be can also be a universal account when considering the history of the human condition, and civilizations that have gone before.

EDUCATION

2013-2014 Higher Diploma Management Studies, Dublin Business School, Dublin.
2009-2011 MFA (Master of Fine Art ), National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
2006-2009 BA hons Fine Art Printmaking, National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
2002-2004 Animation Production, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Bardo, Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin.
2016 Bardo, The Arthouse, Co. Laois.
2013 Ocular Reverberations, Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin.
2013 Prism, Talbot Gallery, Dublin.
2012 From the Dawning, Studio Verve, Ahmedabad, India.
2011 Without Memory, Without Expectation, The Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co.Laois.
2009 Peepshow Reality, Temple Bar Cultural Trust, Dublin.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Saibhreas, The Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois; Saibhreas, Damer House Gallery, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary; Borders, NLT, Kathmandu, Nepal; Ciall Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry.
2014 VUE, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; RUA 133rd Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
2013 Proof It, The Black Church Print Studio, Dublin; Foundation13, The Hive Gallery, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
2012 Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Talbot Gallery, Dublin; Level , Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois; Art and Style 2012, Brown Thomas, Dublin.
2011 Impressions 2010,Galway Arts Centre,Galway.
2009 RDS Student Art Awards, Dublin; Drawing Eire, 411 Galleries, Shanghai, China; Impressions Print Exhibition, Galway Arts Centre, Galway; Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Belfast.

COLLECTIONS
Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Office of Public Works, State Collection; Laois County Council, Axa Insurance, Irish Independent, International Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, US, The National Council of Bioethics. Private collections around Ireland, UK, Spain, U.S and India.

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