Miranda Blennerhassett’s work explores the relationship between art and architecture through the creation of large-scale installations. Using a range of materials, including paint, fabrics, vinyl, video, etc. she works directly with the gallery walls to examine the role of ornamentation and the construction of pattern. At the centre of this practice is a desire to pay attention to details that are otherwise overlooked but that impact the way we subconsciously react to our space or context. In her installation works, which are frequently hand-painted, Blennerhassett explores the way that the fundamental human action of applying pattern assigns value and meaning in regard to objects and structures. Miranda Blennerhassett’s practice has encompassed architectural ornamentation such as brick, tile, and metal work, as well as textile-based decorative arts, such as weaving, knitting, embroidery and quilt making.
Miranda Blennerhassett was born in Scotland and now lives and works in Dublin. She received her MFA from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and her BA from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland.
Select exhibitions include: Cathedral Windows, Einszueins, Berlin, 2020; staring forms, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, 2019; Sixteen Memos for the Next Millenium, NARS Foundation, New York, 2018; Jealous Wall, Luan Gallery, Athlone, 2017; The Headless City, Tulca, Galway, 2016; What is and What Might Be, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, 2015; Evident Care, The Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen, 2015
Select residencies include: MASS MoCA, Massachusetts; NARS, New York; SIM, Reykjavik; Ballinglen Arts Centre, Mayo.