O'Mahony, Deirdre

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/1810
  • First Name: Deirdre
  • Last Name: O'Mahony
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1956
  • Place of Birth: Limerick
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Painting
    • Time Based Art
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Installation
    • Drawings
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Landscape
  • Represented By: Not Specified
  • Public Art: True
  • Size: 20+
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • Limerick City Gallery of Art (includes National Collection of Contemporary Drawing).
    • Office of Public Works (OPW).
    • Other

Other Info Source:

Artifact CD-ROM (1997) [database of contemporary Irish artists]

Awards

1996 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award
1979 Irish Exhibition of Living Art. P.J. Carrolls Prize.

Education

1976 Galway Institute of Technology.
1979 Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design, London, BA (Hons.) Fine Art Painting.

Notes

O'Mahony intervenes with the landscape in order to create found temporary imagery. She covers rocks with canvases or dips boards covered with gesso into bogholes of algae. The resulting trace images suggest a new direction for her work. O'Mahony has exhibited extensively and has worked on numerous public art projects. She co-founded LIVIA (London Irish Visual Artists) Organisation in 1987. Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections. O'Mahony curated 'Local, local' an exhibition of art from a local perspective by Leila Doolan. File contains newspaper clippings, press releases and images of the artist's work

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