A graduate of Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, Niamh McCann has exhibited extensively in Europe, Ireland and in the USA.
McCann’s work is a considered, individual voice in contemporary Irish art; effortlessly correlating strands of three dimensional work, painting/drawing and installation. This in itself is unpredictable and frequently humorous, most immediate in the playful use of appropriated political figuration in her latest body of work, Furtive Tears. Layering and re-coding the given image, figure or cultural trope, a quasi-deified equilibrium is achieved when juxtaposed with globalised cultural imagery.
The artist is the recipient of various Arts Council awards, and residencies at Cemeti Arthouse, Indonesia; HIAP, International Artists' Residency, Cable Factory, Helsinki, URRA Artist Residency, Argentina, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland; and of Perspective and EV+A exhibition awards