Sonia Shiel’s installations, often composed of paintings, sculpture and video, explore the propensity of art to be effective in the real world, while pitching mankind’s most earnest endeavours against their odds.

Shiel has had recent solo shows at The Black Mariah, ESB Substation, Cork, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, The RHA Gallery I and II, Dublin, the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, FOUR, Dublin and the Cable Factory, Helsinki. She has completed a number of international residencies, facilitated by the HIAP Award, The Arts Council Travel and Mobility Award, Culture Ireland and the Tony O’Malley Award. Her work has been included in group shows at Galway Arts Centre, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Green on Red Gallery, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios and Kerlin Gallery. Upcoming projects include The Galway Arts Centre, City of Frankfurt and the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.