Elaine Byrne is an artist whose practice and enquiries have centred on topography and the marks that delineate identities and legacies, using photography, video and sculpture. Byrne focuses on opening new questions to highlight present day urgencies, legal or civic issues, using language alongside image as a methodology to provoke new ways of imagining. She has exhibited in Limerick City Gallery of Art, Hugh Lane Gallery, Douglas Hyde, UAM, EFA, 8th Floor and ISCP. Her work is held in collections nationally and internationally including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has been a recipient of Culture Ireland funding, Arts Council Funding and Department of Foreign affairs funding. She has won several major awards such as the Art Laguna sculpture prize, The Celeste prize, the TINA art prize and the Curtin O’Donough award for photography. She has been awarded residencies in ISCP, The Farm, Art Omi, SOMA and MassMOCA to name a few. She was a fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Program and is currently a PhD candidate at Temple University, Phildadelphia.