Past Artists

Miranda Blennerhassett

'W.53rd St', Talbot Rice Gallery, gloss and emulsion paint, 8ft x 42ft, 2013

Miranda Blennerhassett

2014 - 2018

Miranda Blennerhassett was born in Scotland and now lives and works in Dublin. She received her BA from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland, and her MFA from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.

Recent exhibitions include: Questions to ask yourself before building your first house, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2014), Pattern Language, Black Mariah (2014), Two shapes three colours, MAP Magazine commission (2014), The End of the Line, Mabos, Dublin (2014), Drawn Away Together, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2013), Beaker, Mill Street Gallery, Dublin (2013), Temple of Psychic Youth, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin (2012).

Miranda Blennerhassett works with a variety of mediums such as installation, animation and printmaking to engage with the relationship between art and architecture. Through these various techniques she explores the subjects of contemporary architecture, urban design and the role of ornamentation. The intention is to unite an objective study of the contemporary urban environment with a subjective, organic reading from the viewpoint of the user.

At the centre of this practice is a desire to pay attention to details that are otherwise overlooked. Architectural idiosyncrasies give our environments their political, societal and aesthetic identities and as such this process requires receptiveness to her surroundings and consciousness of her actions within them.

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