Mariana Sawan

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Biography

Mariana Sawan is an artist coming from Brazil.
She has been drawing since the age of 10, when she gave her first drawing lesson to some friends! Her artwork nowadays is very unique, telling stories about how she perceives the world. Thick lines, sparkly eyes, geometry, curves and curls combined make it authentic and pleasant to see. Freedom, love, ego, passion, fun, dreams, human’s struggles and happiness are her themes, and one of her biggest joys is to trigger a smile in those who observe it!
Find her on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/marillustrator/

Cara McCaughey: Which one wins/The one you feed

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Biography

Cara McCaughey graduated from Belfast School of Art in 2014 having studied Textile Art, Design and Fashion with particular emphasis on embroidery. She is inspired by stories and the flora and fauna of Northern Ireland. Her work consists of screen printed, heavily hand embroidered repeat patterns which are inspired by her self-written narratives. She strives to blur the boundaries between art, craft and design with her highly illustrative style of drawing fused with her historically inspired hand embroidery.

James Devlin: Fort Worth, Torso In Brilliance, Paletta Palette

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Biography

James Devlin (Irish 1989-) is a writer, filmmaker and visual artist who grew up in Bray, Co. Wicklow. There he studied Film and Television. Succeeding a stint in Wales from 2010 -2011, Devlin received his honours degree in video. After some years working in television, Devlin pursued painting, showcasing his first pieces at his home town in 2013. In the short period of time Devlin has been painting he has exhibited work throughout Ireland and recently in New York, along with having his work printed in publications nationally and internationally. Devlin’s work is self-taught, abstract primitivism, that holds up a distorted mirror to urban life in a humorous and joyful celebration of the different.

Christy O’Connor: Sorceress, Priestess, Succubus

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Biography

Christy O’Connor is a New Jersey based artist, living in Monmouth County. She works in a variety of mediums, including, painting, mixed media, and sculpture.

O’Connor is an alumnus of the Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts.  Additionally, she completed some of her undergraduate studies at New Jersey State University, concentrating in the area of photography.  O’Connor took some time away from her practice upon her completion of school to focus on her career in education.  After ten years in the field, she made the move back into the arts.

O’Connor has been involved in a large variety of group art exhibitions throughout New Jersey.  O’Connor has worked in collaborative installations, including Automaton, located in Trenton, NJ, Lost Connections, in Red Bank, NJ and Dusklit, an experiential art project in Warwick, NY.  Most recently, O’Connor has been gaining curatorial skills in her latest endeavor, Nasty Women, a group exhibition, in Philadelphia, PA.

Vaida Varnagiene

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Biography

Vaida Varnagiene is a multidisciplinary artist based in Dublin (Ireland) originally from Klaipeda (Lithuania). After graduating from the Klaipeda’s Business and Technology College (BA Landscape design) and later, the University of Klaipeda (BA Landscape architecture of Town and Country Planning), Vaida has been working as a landscape designer and architect for over 10 years. She came to Ireland in 2007 where she shifted her focus to study a visual art in multiple artistic media. Vaida has completed BA (Honours) Fine art at DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) in 2015.
She has exhibited in group shows in Ireland and international projects (Spain, Lithuania, Austria). Vaida received the Graphic Studio Dublin Graduate Award (2015) and is now a member of Graphic Studio Dublin.
Website: http://vaidavarnagiene.weebly.com/

Ben Ryan

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Biography

Ben Ryan is an American but lives in Killarney, Co. Kerry. He is a visual artist, illustrator and printmaker. He studied with the American Academy of Art in Chicago in the early 90’s. He then went to work as a scenic artist producing backdrops and murals for the advertising and film industries. He is an independent artist looking to freelance.

Ben tends to pull ideas from various sources such as film, music, literature and history. He is currently working on a graphic novel and preparing for an exhibition in the autumn.

Graham Redmond

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Biography

Graham Redmond is a Visual Arts Practice graduate of IADT, working in art therapy /social care setting. He is living and working in Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford. This piece is about addiction, and the ramifications it causes.

Ronan O’Reilly

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Biography

Ronan O’Reilly, born in Kildare, is an artist working in Dublin. He graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology with a BA in Fine Art in 2015. His work consists of painting and drawing, and is concerned with the dialogue between the conscious and the unconscious mind.

For more information, visit http://www.ronanoreilly.com

James M. Moran

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Biography

James M. Moran is an organic farmer with a keen interest in all aspects of art. He is a self taught painter and sculptor. He’s especially interested in landscapes, skyscapes and mythology, and his art works tend to have an ecological slant. He has published a number of local history books, maps and sketchbooks on local themes, whilst he has also taken part in many art exhibitions, both personal and shared.

Leah Hewson

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Biography

Leah Hewson achieved a First Class BA(Hons) in Fine Art from IADT in 2010. Hewson’s first solo show, What’s behind the Magic door? (2011) gave way for her work to be included in the Microsoft Collection as well as being published as part of Goblin Market: New Irish Contemporary Art. Amongst a steady flow of commissions for private collections, Hewson developed work for her second exhibition CUSP which was in 2013. Earlier this year she gained experience working in Sean Scully’s studio in New York which has seen her work move to a more abstract approach to image making.