Deirdre O’Mahony is a visual artist whose practice is informed by a deep interest in sustainability, farming, food security and rural/urban relationships. For more than two decades she has investigated the political ecology of rural places through public engagement moving image installation and writing.
Current and recent projects include SUSTAINMENT EXPERIMENTS: PLOT at VISUAL Carlow (2021); POST_ commissioned by Saolta Arts/Galway 2020; BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, (2021) publication with ACA Public; SPUD artist book (2020); and Forest Culture for Lismore Castle Arts (2020).
Awards and residencies include the Fire Station Artist Studios’ Sculpture Award (2021), the Irish Cultural Centre, Paris, (2020) the O’Malley Award (2018), Arts Council of Ireland bursaries and project awards, and Pollock-Krasner Fellowship (1995). Deirdre graduated with a BAFA (1979) St. Martin’s School of Art, London; MRes (2005) Crawford College, Cork and PhD (2012), University of Brighton.