Working in a range of sculptural materials and forms Aleana Egan’s practice is often a response to experience of the material world, images, literary descriptions and to the sphere of human interaction. Imagining shapes as traces and memories, Egan develops her work as an emotional record of this built world. It is often the gaps and impressions of architecture that Egan focuses on rather than the whole and as a result we are only offered glances: the sculptures attempting to capture something of a shadowy form before words, a record of a first and initial response before complete understanding.
Exhibitions include A House and Its Head, Kerlin Gallery; NUI Maynooth (2017); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2015 and 2012); The Drawing Room, London (2011); Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin (2009); and Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2008). Recent group exhibitions include Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam; Project Space Tilburg, The Netherlands (both 2017); CCA Derry (2015); Kettles Yard, Cambridge (2015); Vestibule, a large-scale public commission, Merrion Square, Dublin (2014); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2013); Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh (2013); Sculpture Center, New York (2010); Landesmuseum Münster, Germany (2010); 5th Berlin Biennale, Berlin and Kunsthalle zu Kiel (2008).