I am a graduate of the Limerick School of Art & Design, the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, the Technological University Dublin, and Ulster University, and a professional member of Visual Artists Ireland.
I have worked as a researcher, gallery assistant, darkroom technician, photography tutor, photo assistant, community artist, and photographer. I have been a member of Wexford County Council’s artists’ panel, funded by Meath County Council and commissioned by Limerick City & County Council.
My work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, won the Solstice Visual Arts Award, and is in the collections of the Irish Queer Archive and Rua Red.
In 2019 I returned to full-time education after a twenty-four-year break. My TUD BA project ‘Not the location of my first kiss’ was featured in a six-page editorial in the Summer 2022 issue of The Irish Arts Review.
Since returning to university my practice has become highly autobiographical. Drawing from personal experiences, the research and making of the work allows me to process, understand, and communicate those experiences.
Photography forms the main part of my practice and in recent years has evolved to incorporate text and video. Working close to home I am inspired by what I find around me, everyday objects, stories, and chance remarks. I am interested in the uncanny, memorializing, memory, misremembering, personal histories, local places, and their hidden histories, the commonplace, and the generally overlooked.