Catriona Leahy (Day Studio)

2024 - 2025

Catriona Leahy is a visual artist based in Dublin and Kildare. Working across analogue photography, print, sculpture, moving image and installation, her work explores deep time environmental histories and the latent effects of human interventions. Catriona has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Exhibitions include Radical Archaeologies: Unearthing Landscape in Contemporary Irish Art, The Glucksman Gallery, UCC Cork (2024); Agitation Co-op at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios (2021)How the land lies at Sirius Arts Centre, Cork (2020); Unfolding Landscapes at De Cacaofabriek in Helmond, The Netherlands (2018). She is working towards her first Solo show in Dublin in the Ashford Gallery, RHA in Oct/Nov 2024.  

Awards include Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Round 2 (2023), FSAS Digital Media Practice Award (2022), Kildare Arts ACT Grant (2021 & 2022), Arts Council of Ireland Professional Development Award (2020), Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary (2018), Culture Ireland Award (2018, 2016, 2011), Arts Council England Grants for the Arts (2016), AN Artist Bursary UK (2016).  

She has been the recipient of numerous international residencies such as The Frans Masereel Centre (2015, 2014, 2009), FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists (2014) – both in Belgium; and The Florence Trust in London (2015 – 2016). She was one of five participants on the first LEER residency at Leitrim Sculpture Centre in 2020/21 (Landscape, Ecology, Environment Research Residency), developed by Dr Sean O Reilly. She will embark on a 1-month residency at SIM – Association of Icelandic Visual Arts – in Reykjavik in July 2024. 

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