Prendergast, Kathy

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/1943
  • First Name: Kathy
  • Last Name: Prendergast
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1958
  • Place of Birth: Dublin
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Sculpture
    • Time Based Art
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Drawings
    • Mixed Media
    • Prints
    • Watercolour
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Landscape
  • Interests:
    • Gender
  • Represented By: Kerlin Gallery
  • Public Art: True
  • Size: 20+
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • Arts Council of Ireland.
    • AIB (Allied Irish Banks).
    • Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin.
    • Other
    • Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin.


Numerous Guinness Peat Aviation Award.
1982 Alice Berger Hammerschlager Travel Grant
1986 Royal College of Art, Travel Award.
1990 Arts Council Award Travel Bursary.
1995 Premio 2000 Venice Bienale


Knowles, Roderic, Contemporary Irish Art, Wolfhound Press, 1982


1980 National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
1981 RTÉ, Trained as a studio camera operator.
1983 National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
1986 Royal College of Art, London, MA Sculpture.

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Prendergast explores the themes of love, death and loss through a diverse range of materials. She is best known for her extremely delicate and intricate topographical drawings, installations and prints. Drawing inspiration from maps, she revisualises cartographic representations of landscape. These are transformed into a more open, contingent and flexible approach to understanding the world and our negotiation of it. Prendergast is recognised internationally and has exhibited throughout Europe and America. She has received numerous awards and public art commissions and is represented in prestigious public collections. File contains an extensive collection of newspaper clippings, press releases, catalogues and photographs of the artist's work.

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