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Deirdre McKenna

Deirdre McKenna, born. Dublin Ireland 1973, is based in Belfast, N.Ireland. McKenna’s practice incorporates sculpture, installation, lens, audio, painting and curation. She studied BA and Masters in Fine Art Painting at the University Of Ulster, Belfast graduating with distinction in 2007. She is a former co-director of Catalyst Arts, Belfast. McKenna is a studio holder in Flax Art Studios, Belfast, and is represented by the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. McKenna has exhibited nationally and internationally with her work being recently exhibited at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan. McKenna’s work is part of the Arts Council of Northern Irelands collection and numerous private collections, and has been featured in many international art journals Sculpture Magazine USA, Circa Ireland amongst others

Recent exhibitions; Model Arts Center< Sligo, FE McWilliam, Banbridge. Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, Scope New York.

The nature of my work stems from my desire to visualise stories, while allowing room for the viewer to extend upon the narrative. I make work that is of an auto/biographical nature, preferring to take a more oblique angle. The outcomes of my practice, results in a broad material, visual & conceptual manifestation. I feel a great need to be free of a “signature” type approach to what I do, and aim to offer viewers a vision of something with integrity, both in its conceptual value and artistic realisation. Each work has its own statement to make.