Emily Waszak

2024 - 2025

Emily Waszak, RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition 2023, IMMA. Image by Leon Farrell

Emily Waszak is a Donegal-based visual artist of Japanese-descent working in sculpture and textiles. With a background in industrial weaving, her practice is concerned with the materiality of ritual and ruin. Themes of grief and loss are also ever present in her work. 

Waszak’s work has been exhibited in Ireland and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Land and Others Including the Dead, Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin; Grief Weaving, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny; Shadow and Fold, Arts Itoya, Japan; To Guide Shadows, Old Church Grangegorman, Dublin. Her work was also exhibited in IMMA as part of the RDS Visual Arts Awards exhibition. Waszak is the recipient of the Arts Council’s Visual Arts Bursary in 2020, 2022, 2023 and the Donegal County Council’s Artist Bursary in 2022 and 2023. She was awarded the Artist in the Community Award in 2016 and 2021 from the Arts Council and Create. Waszak also received the Arts Council’s Agility Award in 2021. She is a member of Praxis artist union. 

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