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EDUCATION                                          
2014 – 2015            Masters in Interactive Media
                       Awarded First Class Honours; Masters in Interactive Media; University of Limerick.
2010 – 2014            Bachelor of Fine Art  
                       Awarded First Class Honours; Bachelor of Fine Art; Sculpture & Combined Media;      
                       Limerick School of Art & Design; LSAD (LIT).                                                              

UPCOMING PROJECTS / PUBLICATIONS
2021                   Let us Eat Cake: Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough, UK (June 2021).
2021                   Solo Show; The Excel Theatre, Tipperary.
2022                   Textile Workshops: In conjunction with Tipperary Revitalisation Taskforce.
2022                   Teen Bricolage Workshops: In conjunction with Tipperary Revitalisation Taskforce.
 

RESIDENCIES
2020                   Curatorial Residency; Clonmel Arts Centre with visiting Curator Anne Mulee.
2018                   Two-Week Residency; The Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Nov 26th – Dec 9th).


SOLO /JOINT EXHIBITIONS
2020                   Rural Shame; Customs House Gallery, Westport, Co. Mayo (Jan / Feb 2020).
2019                   Conversation with [my] Mother; The Alley Arts Centre, Co. Tyrone (April 8th – May 3rd).

 
RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021                   Fuzzy Logic: 126 Galway: Collaborative Project with 126 Gallery and Backwater Artists
2021                   Let Us Eat Cake: Online Exhibition to celebrate International Women’s Day.
2020                   New Works: Exhibition as part of Curatorial Residency; South Tipperary Arts Centre.
2020                   Fuzzy Logic: Studio 12 Cork Collaborative Project with 126 Gallery & Backwater Artists.
2020                   MATERIALITY: International Online Group Show; Online.
2020                   Psychasthenia Online Exhibition (via Instragram) & E-Book (Launched online).
2020                   UNSEEN: In Isolation Together; Online Exhibition; Venue: Artcore Gallery, UK.
2020                   Online Exhibition; Venue: Filler Gallery, UK.
2020                   LOCKDOWN; Venue: Instagram (online), Fronteer Art.
2020                   Comfort Zone-Vulnerability in An Age of Oversharing; Creighton Gallery, Dublin.


PAST GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Archives of Shame; Venue: St. Lukes Crypt: TACTIC, Cork. Archives of Shame; Venue: Lord Majors Pavilion: TACTIC, Cork. Group Show; Oughterard Courthouse, Co. Galway (July 2019). ‘The Model presents Cairde Visual’, Group Exhibition at The Model, Sligo. K-FEST 2K19; Kilorgan Co. Kerry (31 May - 2 June).
Peak Show Group Exhibition, The Loft, Limerick, Co. Limerick. 2018  Stream Project Limerick at Sailors Home, Co. Limerick. The RHA 188th Annual Exhibition 2018, The Royal Hibernian Academy. 2017 ‘Winter Open Show’ Rua Red; Fax Box Project Roscommon. ‘Cairde Visual’ The Model Sligo. 2016 ‘Winter Open Show’ Rua Red. ‘ABLE’ LSAD; 2015 126 Gallery Fundraising Exhibition; ‘Dawn 2015’ Masters Exhibition, UL; The Undergraduate Awards / LSAD Exhibition; The Undergraduate Awards International Online Exhibition 'Aligned'; ‘Steamunk’, The Hunt Museum; Inflatable sculpture, The Hunt Museum: Riverfest; ‘Steamunk’d’, Bourn Vincent Gallery. 2014 Degree Show ‘First Light’ LSAD; Computer Cages, performance at Fuerza Buerta;  Chairs performance, Fuerza Buerta; LSAD Drawing Awards, curated by Nevan Lahart. 2013 Inflatable sculpture exhibited: The Hunt Museum: Riverfest; ‘Nineteen’ curated by Bernadine Carroll; The Gathering 2013, Shannon Airport; A Gate video & Live Performance Night in conjunction with Oscar McLennan; Matters of Perception, LSAD. Sculpture & CM Project Space. 2012 Photography Exhibition: LIT; Bbeyond Performance with Alaistair MacLennon, Belfast; Collaboration of Pinhole Photography; Room conversion in Shannon Rowing Club; Collaboration project of Camera Obscura; Room conversion in the Clarion Hotel; Exhibition of Pinhole photography at LSAD; A Bridge Performance in conjunction with Oscar McLennan, performing “Broken”, LSAD Drawing Awards 2012.


AWARDS & GRANTS:
2021                  Awarded: Materials Grant from the Arts Office of Tipperary County Council.
2020                  Awarded: Visual Arts Bursary Award: Round 2. from the Arts Council.
2020                  Awarded: Really Helping Artists Micro Grant from the (RHA) Royal Hibernian Academy.
2020                  Awarded: Materials Grant from the Arts Office of Tipperary County Council.
2019                  Awarded: Materials Grant from the Arts Office of Tipperary County Council.                                           
2018                  Awarded: Bursary for a two-week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.
2018                  Awarded: Materials Grant from the Arts Office of Tipperary County Council.
2017                  Awarded: Materials Grant from the Arts Office of Tipperary County Council.
2014                  Highly Commended in the in the Visual Arts Category of the Undergraduate Awards.
2014                  Highly Commended in the in the Media & Arts Category of the Undergraduate Awards.
2013                  Shortlisted: Public Art Sculpture commissioned by Limerick Civic Trust.


 
MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS:
2021                  MASS FemDominate; Online Publication: https://www.the-mass.com/March-2021
2021                  Haus-Rest Zine and social media platform: Issue 11: World Womens Month.
2021                  MASS Erase; Online Publication: https://www.the-mass.com/january-2021
2021                  Art Connect: Profile:
https://www.artconnect.com/profile/lorraine-cleary-studio
2021                  Original Magazine: Profile: https://www.originalmagazine.uk/lorraine-cleary
2020                  Lorraine Cleary, interview, Art Reveal Magazine: no 55: November 2020: pages 26-31.
                          https://issuu.com/artrevealmagazine/docs/55
2020                  Curator Anne Mulee talks about New Works Exhibition   
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9rVPwAR8PA
2020                  Dwell Time Press featured my work.                                     
2020                  GET OFF YER ARSE ZINE  http://gretasharp.co.uk/getoffyerarse.html
2020                  The March MASS Matriarchy; Online Publication: https://www.the-mass.com/march-2020
2020                  Artist Made Platform; Featured in the first published issue of AMP Artistmadezine
2020                  THE IRISH TIMES: Culture Column by Aidan Dunne 25th Jan 2020.
2020                  PREVIEW: Visual Art in Ireland Feb - Mar 2020 Vol 25 no 3.
2020                  PREVIEW: Visual Art in Ireland Dec 2019/Jan 2020 Vol 25 no 2.
2019                  Artist Interview; Visual Artists News Sheet, regional round up.
2019                  Artist Interview; Issue 6:  Murze Magazine (Out 15th June) https://www.murze.org
2018                  Lorraine Cleary, interview, Art Reveal Magazine: no 39, May 2018, pages 30-35;
                          ISBN  9781388420147   https://www.artrevealmagazine.com/39th/                 
2018                  Ryall Contemorary.com featured my work as part of their Artist Focus
2017                  The UA Alumni News Profile: Where Are They Now Wednesday: Lorraine Cleary.                   

2015                  Artist Profile; May/June 2015 Edition of the Visual Artists News Sheet.
2015                  Article in Limerick Leader “Three female Limerick artists set for world stage”.
2014                  Irish Arts Review: Next Generation Artists Gallery
                      


COURSES TAKEN:
2019                  ADAPT Limerick: Awareness Training: Understanding Domestic Abuse
2019                  ADAPT Limerick: Awareness Training: Understanding & Responding to Domestic Abuse


 
WORKSHOPS FACILITATED:                              
2015                   Children’s inflatable sculpture workshop as part of Riverfest at the Hunt Museum.
2014                  ‘Shoot the street’ Give and Take workshop as part of Fresh Film Festival.
2014                   Medium format photography workshop at LSAD including darkroom techniques.
2013                   Children’s inflatable sculpture workshop as part of Riverfest at the Hunt Museum.


 
EMPLOYMENT
Current:  Limerick School of Art & Design: Part-time Tutor with the Learning Support Unit (LSU).        
          Adapt Women’s refuge, Limerick: Volunteer.
          Tipperary Task Force Arts sub committee: Member.

Previous: Ormston House, Patrick Street, Limerick: Voluntary Position: Gallery Assistant 2014.
          Fresh Film Festival: Internship: Technician 2014.