Aisling Conroy is Irish artist, living and working in Dublin. Her current practice focuses on rituals, states of transcendence and transformation in the waking life. Conroy explores this through process painting and the layering of motifs, shapes and colour. This approach is followed by stripping and distressing the surface to reveal the underneath, with original and serendipitous marks. Gleaning from examples of iconography and sacred art, she yields to repeated patterns and layers, in an attempt to illustrate the workings of the subconscious mind, and the universal history of humankind.
Conroy is a multidisciplinary artist using drawing, painting, print and installation. She graduated from The National College of Art and Design with a BA Hons degree in Fine Art Print, 2009; and a Master of Fine Art postgraduate degree, 2011. Aisling has been an exhibiting artist since 2007, showing in various venues around Ireland, as well as having exhibited in the US, China and India. Her work is represented in public and private collections, both nationally and internationally. Aisling has worked for the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) and for the Edward Murphy Library of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), on numerous archival, digitisation, research and educational projects (2012-2017). She now works as the Administrator for Animation Ireland and Animation Skillnet. Aisling is also an Associate Gallery Artist with the Olivier Cornet Gallery in Dublin.
Upcoming shows: 2° C, a group show on climate change presented by the Olivier Cornet Gallery and EPA Ireland. Launching at VUE, Royal Hibernian Academy (2-5 Nov 2017), and then travelling to the Olivier Cornet Gallery (16th Dec – 15th Feb 2018).
Recent shows: Impressions Print Biennale (2017) Galway; Bardo (2017) Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin- solo show; Bardo (2016) The Arthouse, Co. Laois-solo show; Saibhreas (2015) Damer House Gallery, Tipperary.
In 2017, Aisling was awarded the Cill Rialaig Project Residency Award and is due to commence the residency in January 2018.