Emma O’Hara is a Wexford-born artist based in Cork City, Ireland. She graduated with a BA majoring in Printmaking in Contemporary Practice from the Limerick School of Art and Design (2016). O’Hara was awarded the Cork Printmakers 12-month Bursary (2016) where she has continued to hone & expand her visual practice. She has exhibited in numerous National and International exhibitions and recently showed a new body of work entitled Encounters at Cork Printmakers Gallery (2018). 

Emma O’Hara is a visual artist who works through photography, collage and screen print. She takes inspiration from everyday encounters with landscape, architecture and the urban environment. O’Hara deconstructs her surroundings and rebuilds them through the use of collage-based printmaking to highlight her environment through a new lens. By using interesting compositions, text and colour she sets an atmosphere, enabling the viewer to feel the senses she experiences when immersed within a landscape. 

O’ Hara believes that there is no hierarchy of culture and celebrates all aspects of the mundane. Throughout her work she wishes to convey the disparity between the structural forms of our surroundings with re-imagined human intervention.

Working on “Tropics” in Damn Fine Print January2019

Working on “Tropics” in Damn Fine Print January2019


2019: Impressions, Open Printmaking Beinnal, GMIT, Galway, IRL. 

Summer Exhibition, Graphic Studio, Dublin, IRL. 

State of Print, Cork City Hall, Cork Printmakers & CIT Art Gallery, IRL.

2018: Re(act), IMPACT 10, Santander, E. 

MEDAZA, 2020 Art Gallery, Cork, IRL. 

K-Fest, Killorglin, Kerry, IRL. 

Halftone Print fair, The Library Project, Print Fair, Dublin, IRL. 

20:20 Hot Bed Press Neo: gallery23, Bolton, UK. 

West Yorkshire Print Workshop, UK. 

Liverpool John Moores University, UK. 

The Sun Pier House, Medway Print Festival, Kent, UK 

The Art House in Wakefield, UK 

Volumes, Impact Conference, Santander, Spain. 

ENCOUNTERS, Cork Printmakers Gallery, Cork, IRL. (Solo)

2017: Surface, The Parlour, Cork, IRL. (Solo) 

Aurora, Cork Printmakers, Cork, IRL.

2016: Degree show, LSAD Gallery, Limerick, IRL. 

Florence O’Brien Drawing Awards, LSAD, Limerick, IRL. 

Revive, Sailors home, Limerick, IRL. 

ABLE, LSAD Gallery, ’, exhibition of artists books, Limerick, IRL.


2016: Cork Printmakers Studio Bursary


2018: O’Brien, Emily, Balconies: A response to prints by EmmaO’Hara  Bloomers Issue #2, The Living Mountain.(https://bloomers.format.com/ ) 

The Library Project, Halftone Print Fair prints by Emma O’Hara (http://2018.halftone.ie/ prints/emma-ohara/)

2016: Irish Arts Review, next generation artists work by Emma O’Hara  (https://www.irishartsreview.com/new-generation-artist-work/emma-ohara/)