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. An experimental artist working primarily with sculptural installations in pursuance of the creation of mini environments centered around 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' The Mall, Sligo and the Winter Open 2017 at the Rua Red Gallery, Tallaght, Dublin and the ‘188th Annual Exhibition 2018’ at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) in Dublin. Her first solo show 'Conversation with [my] Mother' ran at The Alley Arts Centre in Co.Tyrone in April 2019. Upcoming shows include a two-person show in The Customs House Gallery in Westport, Co. Mayo in January 2020, a group show in Outherard, Galway in July and a group exhibition at TACTIC Cork in October. Currently participating in a group exhibition at the Model Sligo as part of 'Cairde Visual'. Cleary recently completed a two-week residency in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for which she recieved a bursary.