Elaine Byrne’s interdisciplinary research-based practice examines current political and social concerns by engaging in archival materials, individual and collective narratives, and histories that span cultural and national borders.

Based between Ireland and USA, Elaine Byrne has an MA in Visual Arts Practices (IADT) and was previously a fellow at the Whitney Independent study and the Art & Law Program, New York. She has had many solo shows including borderline, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, 2018; Whenceness, Irish Consulate, New York City, 2018; women boxed, ISCP, New York City, 2017; La Diritta Via, Montoro12 Gallery, Rome, 2016; Raumplan, Limerick City Gallery of Art, 2014; and Ruam, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, 2013. Group shows include The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery (Dublin), Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin), Elizabeth Foundation (NY) the Shelly and Donald Rubin Foundation (NY) and ISCP (NY). She won several awards including the 8th Arte Laguna prize for sculpture, Venice, Italy and the T.I.N.A art prize, Milan. She was awarded residencies at ISCP, Art OMI, Soma Mexico and Arctic Circle. Her work in various collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rosenbach Museum and Library (Philadelphia), the Office of Public Works Ireland and the Rubin Foundation. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Temple University, Philadelphia.