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EDUCATION                                          
2016           
Masters in Interactive Media

Awarded First Class Honours; University of Limerick.

2014  
Bachelor of Fine Art: Sculpture  

Awarded First Class Honours;     
Limerick School of Art & Design; LSAD (LIT).                                                              

UPCOMING PROJECTS / PUBLICATIONS
2023     Joint Show; Platform Arts, Connswater, Belfast.
2023     klaW collaborative walking project of which I am co-founder.

TALKS
2022     Sustainable Art: VenueThe EXCEL Heritage Centre Tipperary.

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 EXHIBITIONS
2022     Estranged; Ballai Bana Gallery of Culturlann Mc Adam O Fiaich, Belfast.
2022     Vessels of Strength: She - Her - Womb - Warrior; The Excel Gallery, Tipperary.

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

2023     Natural Selection; Outherard Courthouse Gallery, Galway.
2023     193rd Annual Exhibition; RHA, 200th Anniversary, Dublin.
2023     Ranelagh Arts Festival; Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin.
2023     Spring Open; Rua Red Gallery, Dublin.
2022     Cairde Visual; The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo.
2022     Cultural Natives; Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin.
2021     Let us Eat Cake: Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough, UK (June 2021).
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.
                  

PAST GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 MATERIALITY: International Online Group Show; Online. Psychasthenia Online Exhibition (via Instragram) & E-Book (Launched online).UNSEEN: In Isolation Together; Online Exhibition; Venue: Artcore Gallery, UK. Online Exhibition; Venue: Filler Gallery, UK. LOCKDOWN; Venue: Instagram (online), Fronteer Art. Comfort Zone-Vulnerability in An Age of Oversharing; Creighton Gallery, Dublin. 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.

COMMISSIONS:
2014     Limerick City of Culture: 'Computer Cages' Fuerza Buerta Performance and Sculpture.
2014    
Limerick City of Culture: 'Chairs' Fuerza Buerta Performance.

AWARDS & GRANTS:
2023     Awarded: Materials Grant from the Arts Office of Tipperary County Council.
2022     Awarded: Materials Grant from the Arts Office of Tipperary County Council.
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:
2022     Fleadh Feirste Programme 2022: An Culturlann McAdam O'Fiaich.
2022    
Haus-a-Rest: October Edition; Featured Artist.
2022     Haus-a-Rest: The Conscious Environment; Issue 29.
2022     COLLECT ART: Autumn Edition; Interview.
2022     COLLECT ART: Spring Edition; Interview.
2022     Artist Interview by Curator & Writer Carissa Farrell; Visual Artist Jan-Feb NewsSheet

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://www.artrevealmagazine.com/55th/
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 
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)
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:                              
2022     Bricolage workshop; Heritahe week Tipperary 2022.
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.