Ann Kavanagh visual artist originally from Kilkenny, now living in Dublin. She graduated as a mature student from Dun Laoghaire IADT in 2004 receiving an honours degree in Fine Art.
Ann works across the mediums of photography and printmaking and is both a studio and board member of the Black Church Print Studio. Ann has participated at residencies at other print studios namely Crown Point Press, San Francisco, Druckstella Printmaking Studio, Berlin and Mi-Lab at Lake Kawaguchi Japan, and has exhibited nationally and internationally.
My work is a continuation of a visual journey, capturing the notion of place and time as reflected through nature and the urban space that one inhabits. I find myself dealing with two separate aspects, nature and our urban environment.
The aesthetics of my surroundings are important and this is why I treat the fusion of nature and urban objects with utmost fragility. Words to describe my work include geometric abstraction, spatial presence and line. I am beginning to introduce the word constructivism as I feel that I am constructing through my printing, drawing and photographing.
What further interests me is how my prints emerge. I allow the printing process to be experimental, unlike the first stage when drawings and photographing. I try not to control the method as it is through the actual process of printing and the use of colour that create my prints.
- Selected to participate at Mi-Lab's artist residency programme, Lake Kawaguchi, Japan 2016 and 2018.
- Prizewinner at Impressions Print Open Submission, Galway Arts Centre, 2004
- Graduate award for membership to the Graphic Print Studio, Dublin, 2003
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