Artist Bio

Born in Tipperary Town, Ireland. Lorraine Cleary is a part time tutor with the Learning Support Unit in Limerick School of Art & Design and a volunteer with Adapt House women's refuge. Recently joined the Arts sub committee of the Tipperary Town Revitalisation Task Force. An experimental artist working primarily in sculpture in pursuance of the creation of mini environments centered around trauma in the domestic landscape. Received a First Class Honours Masters Degree in Interactive Media from the University of Limerick in 2015. Graduated from Limerick School of Art & Design with a First Class Honours Bachelors Degree in Fine Art (Sculpture & Combined Media) in 2014. She was highly commended for the 2014 programme of the Undergraduate Awards in the Visual Arts Category for her work entitled ‘Mise en Scene’ and was also highly commended for the 2014 programme of the Undergraduate Awards in the Media & the Arts Category. She was one of thirteen artists chosen to participate at the inaugural international exhibition of ‘Aligned’ as part of the Undergraduate Awards. Previous group exhibitions include 'The Model presents Cairde Visual', Sligo, the ‘Winter Open Exhibition’ Rua Red Gallery, Dublin, and the ‘188th Annual Exhibition 2018’ at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA). Clearys first solo exhibition “Conversation with [my] Mother” ran at the Alley Arts Centre in Strabane, Co. Tyrone for the duration of April ‘19. Recently published for the second time in the January edition of Mass magazine and for second time in the 55th edition of Arts Reveal magazine. Upcoming projects include a solo show in Tipperary Excel in 2021. Recently participated in a curatorial residency at South Tipperary Arts Centre with visiting curator Anne Mulee. Most recent exhibitions include 'Rural Shame' which ran at the Custom House Gallery, Westport, 'Fuzzy Logic' at Studio 12, Cork as part of the Backwater Artists collaborative with 126 Galway and 'New Works' exhibition in South Tipperary Arts Centre. In 2020 Cleary was awarded a bursary from the Arts Council. Current exhibition opened on May 19th at 126 Gallery Galway, a continuation of the collaboration between Backwater Artists Group & 126 Artist-run Gallery.