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 in Limerick. An experimental artist working primarily with sculptural installations in pursuance of the creation of mini environments centered around the domestic landscape. She received a First Class Honours Masters Degree in Interactive-Media from the University of Limerick in 2015 and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from Limerick School of Art & Design 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. In December 2018 Cleary completed a two-week residency in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Monaghan for which she was awarded a bursary. Previous group exhibitions include ‘The Model presents Cairde Visual’, in Sligo, the ‘Winter Open Exhibition’ at Rua Red Gallery, Dublin, STREAM Project Limerick and the ‘188th Annual Exhibition 2018’ at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Peak Show at the Loft, Limerick, K-Fest in Killorglin, Kerry, a group exhibition in Oughterard Galway and an exhibition with TACTIC in Cork. Clearys first solo “Conversation with [my] Mother” ran at the Alley Arts Centre in Strabane, Co. Tyrone for the duration of April. Upcoming projects include a collaboration with 126 Gallery in Galway and Studio 12 in Cork in 2020, group exhibition ‘Comfort Zone’ in Dublin and a solo show in Tipperary Excel in 2021. Currently participating on a curatorial residency in South Tipperary Arts Centre with visiting curator Anne Mulee. Most recent exhibition Rural Shame ran at the Custom House Gallery, Westport, Co. Mayo.
UPCOMING PROJECTS / PUBLICATIONS
2021 Solo Show; The Excel Theatre, Tipperary.
2020 Exhibition as part of Curatorial Residency; Clonmel Arts Centre, Tipperary.
2020 Collaborative Project with 126 Gallery Galway and Studio 12 Cork (Details a later date).
2020 Comfort Zone-Vulnerability in An Age of Oversharing; Creighton Gallery, Dublin.
2020 Curatorial Residency with visiting Curator Anne Mulee; Clonmel Arts Centre.
2018 Two-Week Residency; The Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Nov 26th – Dec 9th).
SOLO /JOINT EXHIBITIONS
2020 Joint Show; Customs House Gallery, Westport, Co. Mayo (Jan / Feb 2020).
2019 Solo Exhibition; The Alley Arts & Conference Centre, Co. Tyrone (April 8th – May 3rd).
2019 Archives of Shame, Group Exhibition at TACTIC, Cork.
2019 Group Show; Oughterard Courthouse, Co. Galway (July 2019).
2019 ‘The Model presents Cairde Visual’, Group Exhibition at The Model, Sligo.
2019 K-FEST 2K19; Kilorgan Co. Kerry (31 May – 2 June).
2019 Peak Show Group Exhibition, The Loft, Limerick, Co. Limerick.
2018 Stream Project Limerick at Sailors Home, Co. Limerick.
2018 The RHA 188th Annual Exhibition 2018, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
2017 ‘Winter Open Show’, Group Exhibition at Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre.
2017 Fax Box Project, Arts Cabaret 16, Roscommon.
2017 ‘The Model presents Cairde Visual’, Group Exhibition at The Model, Sligo.
Rua Red 2017
Cairde Visual at The Model Sligo 2017
Rua Red 2016
Dawn UL 2015
Bourn Vincent 2015
Hunt Museum 2015
Aligned International Exhibition 2015
The Undergraduate Awards Lsad Exhibition 2015
Inflatable Sculpture Hunt Museum 2015
Graduate Exhibition 2014
Collaborative Performance 2014
Lsad Drawing Awards 2014
Inflatable Sculpture 2013
The Gathering 2013
A Gate 2013
Matters of Perception 2013
Photography Exhibition 2012
Pinhole Photography 2012
Camera Obscura 2012
A Bridge 2012
Lsad Drawing Awards 2012