Made By Industry

EILEEN KENNEDY



BIOGRAPHY
Eileen graduated from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in 1984 and her graduation show was selected by the Cork Arts Society for the Student of the Year Award.

She has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland and abroad in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Group shows include Galway Impressions Exhibition 2015 and 2012 and Excavate at the Cork Public Museum in 2010-2011.Eileen was selected for Ireland: Alphabet Series, an exhibition initiated by Cork Printmakers, which was shown in the Irish Arts Centre, New York in 2011. She exhibited in Editions (2010) at the Lavit Gallery and in the Student of the Year 40th Retrospective (2007).

Other exhibitions include; An Irish Connection-Australian and Irish Printmaking, The Tussock Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. 20:20, Print Exchange, Hot Bed Press Touring Show, Cead in China (2007) at the 411 Galleries, Shangai, China and Celebrating Cork (2005) in Brussels. Eileen was awarded the Eli Lilly Purchase Prize 2014 at the Cork Printmakers' exhibition titled Stellar. She was shortlisted to design collection coins for the Central Bank in 2008. Collections include O.P.W. Ireland, Allied Irish Bank. Her work was featured in the Irish Arts Review, Winter Edition, 2012 as part of an article on the Cork Printmakers.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT
My work is constantly evolving and reflects my love of art and artists' practice. The need to create art has been a constant throughout my life for as long as I can remember. The work reflects my feelings and is an expression of my interaction with everyday life seen through the artists' eye and experienced as a human being. The act of painting and printmaking are my means of communication to the outside world and it gives me great joy when another human recognises and then connects to the work that has been created. Sometimes I find it difficult to put into words the meaning of the paintings and prints because it is not always or immediately clear to me and they may come from the subconscious and from deep within

Website: http://www.eileenkennedyartist.com





Buddha of Light
Photo-plate lithography
110 x70 cm





Garden Buddha
Photo-plate lithography
30 x 38 cm





Garden from studio
Stone lithography