Deirdre O’Mahony is a visual artist based in Ireland concerned with the political ecology of rural places. Her practice involves collaborative and socially engaged public projects,film, making and installation. Projects include Sustainment Experiments(2020 – 2023),Feeder RHA Gallery (2022), Field Exchange Creative Ireland Climate project (2022),POST_ Saolta Arts (2020); SPUD (2009 – 2019) and X-PO (2007 – ).
She has received numerous awards, including the Fire Station Studios Sculpture Award (2021), Arts Council of Ireland Bursary, Agility and Project awards, the O’Malley Award (2018), and Pollock-Krasner Fellowship (1995).
Recent residencies include the Earth Science Institute, Parity Studios Award University College Dublin (2021/22), Butler Gallery Soil residency and PLOT residency at VISUAL Carlow (2022). Deirdre graduated with a BAFA (1979) St. Martin’s School of Art, London, MRes (2005) Crawford College, Cork and PhD (2012), University of Brighton.