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ARTIST STATEMENT

Emma O’Hara works mainly with Photography and Screen Print. The artist takes her inspiration from everyday encounters with Landscape and Architecture. O’Hara deconstructs her surroundings and highlights them in a new life using interesting compositions and colour.  

The use of colour is important within her work as it can set the mood. This helps the viewer to feel the senses experienced when one is emerged within a landscape.  O’Hara likes to use place-able traits within her work. Using elements of architecture, characteristics of landscapes and even text for the viewer to recognise and in turn relate to. Believing there is no hierarchy of culture the artist wishes to celebrate all aspects of the mundane and uses abandoned structures often within her wok to highlight this. Emma wishes to convey the disparity between the structural forms of her surroundings with re-imagined human intervention.

EDUCATION

BA Honors Printmaking and Contemporary Practice, Limerick School of Art and Design.

Dublin institute of Design Higher national certificate in Graphic Design

 

AWARDS

Cork Printmakers Bursary 2016

PUBLICATIONS

https://bloomers.format.com/

http://2018.halftone.ie/prints/emma-ohara/

http://2018.halftone.ie/prints/emma-ohara/

http://www.corkprintmakers.ie/Re-act

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018, Halftone Print fair, The Library Project, Dublin.

2018, Re(act) Selected Artist Exhibition, Santander, Spain, Curated by Bren Byrne and Lisa Harran.

2018, Volumes, Impact, Santander, Spain

2018, MEDAZA, 2020 Art gallery,  Cork

2018, ‘ENCOUNTERS’’ solo exhibition, Cork Printmakers Gallery, Cork

2018, K-Fest, Killorglin, Kerry

2018, Open Submissions, Green acres , Wexford

2017, SURFACE solo exhibition, Cork

2017 Aurora, Cork Printmakers Gallery, Cork

2016 LSAD Degree show, Limerick

2016 Revive, Sailors Home, Limerick

2016 ABLE, LSAD, Limerick

2016 Florence O’Brien Drawing Awards, Limerick