Kathryn Maguire

Kathryn Maguire works in Sligo. She holds a Masters in Sculpture from Royal College of Art. A BA in Fine Art Sculpture from CCAD and MA in Art in the Contemporary World from NCAD. Her practice engages text, sculpture, video, installation; making diverse cultural references linking past with contemporary; seeking to highlight potentiality in historic moments. Increasingly, her work engages processes of making, informed by her earlier training as jewellery maker and sculptor.

Current practice engages questions arising in the Greek Philosophers and an understanding of materials as means to both artistic production and revealing of laws in the Physical World. Using performance as ‘survey/workshop/lab’ a connection between artist and scientist is explored; creating and presenting demonstrative elements in the gallery and the field. Often an expert is involved, a source of knowledge rooted in real scientific phenomena. Attempts to reveal fundamental and invisible forces and energies, explored by scientists and experts alike, is central to Maguire’s practice.

Residencies: Interface Science & Art International Residency; Pasajist, Istanbul & Leitrim Sculpture Centre 2023. Artist in Residence, Kings College, London, 2023, GroundWork residency in The Grange Projects, Norfolk, UK 2022. The London Metallomics Group, .The Magnetism Group, Artist in Residence (R&D), CRANN, Trinity College Dublin, 2020. Rathfarnham Educate Together National School, Artist in Residence 2019-2020. Fish Factory, East Iceland, funded by Arts Council/DLR Council, 2019. Sim House, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2018/2014.

Awards : Kings Culture Artist in Residence in Kings College 2022/23. Arts Council Artist in the Community R&D Award with mentoring by Vaari Claffey 2022. Spatial Structures Artist Mentoring with Workhouse Callan 2022. .Arts Council Agility Award, 2021. Arts Council Travel & Training Award 2019. DLR CoCo Creative Bursary 2019. DLR Co Co Artists Bursary 2016. Arts Council Artist in the Community Award 2016. Firestation Studios Sculpture Bursary Award 2016. Artists Tax Exemption 2011.

Selected Exhibitions include Groundwork Gallery, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. 2022. Earthly Bodies, Angel, London 2022. Social Commons, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 2019; Social Fabric, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 2018. Nasty Women, Pallas Projects, 2017. We Claim (banner & chapbook), Eden Quay, 2016 /2017. Terra Incognita, Platform Arts, Belfast, 2016. The Balloon, Rawson Projects, New York, 2014. Interactivos12?, Science Gallery, Dublin, 2012. Dublin Contemporary 2011. Notes of Protest, Wyspa Institute of Art, Poland, 2010. No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern, London, 2010 & Dia Centre, New York, 2009. Video Killed the Radio Star, RHA, Dublin, 2010.