Visual Artist

 

Sinead McKillican     

 

Sinead McKillican is an award winning Irish visual artist with a BA (1st Hons) Fine Art – Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT). Some of Sinead’s awards include works purchased by Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) (2020) and The Hunt Museum, Limerick (2018). Most recently, Sinead has work selected for this year’s RHA Annual Exhibition (Sept. 2021), Circuit Arts Festival (Oct 2021), K-Fest Art Festival (from Oct. 2021) and was shortlisted for the 2020 RDS Visual Art Award. Sinead spent over 20 years working as an Architectural Technician; a career that honed her technical acuity and eye for compositions; skills central to her practice. Sinead’s vision and passion for colour, simple geometric shapes and materials fuel her passion to physically engage with and manipulate ready-made item’s, found surfaces and fabricated elements. Techniques employed in creating work include folding, bending, and layering/linking systems. These activities are performed in a lively fashion culminating in outcomes that invariably blur the boundaries between art, design, and architecture.

Biography

Stimulating Optimism

Artists Statement

Sinead McKillican’s work evolves organically through the physical process of reshaping, restructuring and / or layering both found and new materials; activities driven by Sinead’s fascination with art, design, and architecture. Exploration, experimentation, and investigations give rise to a lively process of gathering, layering, culling, and distilling materials. Significantly, Sinead’s physical engagement with materials generally leads to the emancipation of simple geometric shapes, transitioning formal 2D shapes into 3-dimensional minimal abstract forms. Transformation methods include the utilisation of folds, pleats and curves; techniques that permit the fashioning of relief works that blur the boundary between paint and sculpture. Sinead’s vision is focused on creating thought-provoking elegant aesthetics that manifest through the fusion of simple forms, neutral colours and a limited materials palette, elements key to tantalising the viewers tactile and visual senses. Visuals created are free from any literal expression; intended only to serve to induce the viewers curiosity and / or natural desire for contemplation. Outcomes reflect Sinead’s interest in spatial awareness, placement, repositioning, and facility to re-orientate the work. In essence, Sinead’s work is a personal expression, a synthesis of intuition, life experiences and critical analysis; a journey intended to fashion lively objects that stimulate optimism.

Group Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition

Education

October 2021

 

 

 

September 2021

 

 

 

 

August / September 2021

 

 

 

 

December 2020 / January 2021

 

 

 

 

December 2020 / January 2021

 

 

 

 

August / September 2020

 

 

 

July 2020

 

 

 

April 2019

 

 

 

March 2018

 

 

 

May 2016

 

 

 

March 2015

 

Circuit Arts Festival 2021

Galway City

 

 

191st RHA Annual Exhibition

RHA Gallery

15, Ely Pl, Dublin, D02 A213

 

 

Pluid Project 2021

The National Comfort Blanket

Cowshed Gallery, Farmleigh House, Castleknock, Dublin 15

 

 

Group Exhibition ‘Winter Open’

The Courthouse Gallery & Studios

Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, V95D791

 

 

Group Exhibition ‘Trasna IX'

The Courthouse Gallery & Studios

Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, V95D791

 

 

Group Exhibition ‘Limerick Connections’

Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Limerick

 

 

Group Exhibition ‘Physical Impact’ (LSAD Graduate Work)

Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Limerick

 

 

Group Exhibition ‘Underexposed’

Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street Limerick

 

 

Group Exhibition ‘Approach’, (LSAD mandatory exhibition)

The Hunt Museum, Limerick

 

 

Group Exhibition 'New Beginnings' (LCFE)

Rathkeale Community Centre

 

 

Group Exhibition 'Refelections' (LCFE)

Limerick Craft Hub

Associations

Awards / Collections

August 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2020 

Solo Exhibition 'Stimulating Optimism'

LCGA 'HUB space'

Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Limerick

 

 

 

 

Solo Exhibition (Utitled) (LSAD)

Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street, Limerick

November 2020

 

 

July 2020

 

 

 

March 2018

Shortlisted by the RDS Visual Art Awards 2020

 

 

Limerick City Gallery of Art Permanent Collection

(Orange Peel #2', 2020)

 

 

Hunt Museum Purchase Prize  

(illuminating digital painting designs)

Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA)

 

 

39th EVA International

 

 

Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA)

 

 

Visual arts Ireland

 

 

Limerick Arts Department

 

 

Ormston House, Cultural

 

 

K-FEST

Royal Hibernian Academy,

Gallagher Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

 

46-47 Catherine Street, Limerick.

 

 

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Carnegie Building, Pery Square, Limerick, Ireland, V94 E67F

 

Head Office
Windmill View House, 4 Oliver Bond Street, Dublin 8.

 

Merchants Quay OfficeCorporate Headquarters,

Limerick City and County Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90

 

Resource CentreCultural Resource Centre
9-10 Patrick Street, Limerick City, V94 V089

 

Killorglin, Co. Kerry.

September 2015 - 2020

BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting

Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street Limerick

Media Gallery

2020 Collection

    'Variance' Exhibition April 2019

    Media Gallery

     

                            

    Maquettes

    Digital Prints

    Contact Me

    12 Greenpark Close S.C.Rd Limerick


    00353868740416


    sineadmckr@gmail.com

     

    @sineadmckillicanart

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