I am a contemporary visual artist based between the UK and Ireland. I work with immersive installation using a combination of sculpture, live sound, light, moving image and kinetics. My approach is experimental and explores ideas of failure through artworks that operate within a live state of malfunction or breakdown.
Born in London, I moved to Co. Clare, Ireland at age 7. I earned a BA at Limerick School of Art (1995), and an MFA at the Slade School of Art, London (2004). Here I studied under artists such as Phyllida Barlow, Simon Starling, Tim Head and Liz Rhodes. I went on to complete an MPhil (2011) and PhD (2022) at Trinity College Dublin.
I have won significant public funding for my work from state bodies such as Arts Council England, Arts Council of Ireland, Arts and Humanities Research Board UK, and Irish Research Council. I have completed numerous international artist residencies including Irish Museum of Modern Art; Helsinki International Artist Programme with Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin; and Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris. My work is held in public collections including the Arts Council of Ireland; Allied Irish Bank; GE Aviation; and AXA Insurance.
I currently work as a Subject Moderator in Art across colleges in the UK. I am a former lecturer in fine art with National College of Art & Design, Dublin, and with Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork (2004-2022).