While the pandemic has thrown much of the world into chaos, for some it’s been a chance to work uninterrupted and enjoy a normally unachievable focus. For artist Serena Caulfield the last few months have been a chance to be prolific and experiment, enhancing the quality of her work. But with galleries across the globe largely closed or serving reduced audiences will all this amazing work go unseen?
Not today friends. Virtual studio visits offer us, not only a chance to warp to faraway locations we may not otherwise be able to visit, but it also affords us a chance to engage with brilliant work in situ. Hear from the maker about the work, the inspiration and process behind in.
After a short virtual tour, Serena will speak briefly about her work before answering questions.
Serena Caulfield, Artist
Serena Caulfield (b. 1985) is an Irish artist based in Wexford, specialising in painting and drawing. She makes work that combines personal recollections, inherited histories, and collective experiences while exploring the idea of paint as a metaphorical skin. Serena has exhibited extensively, regionally and nationally.
Recent solo/two-person shows include Painters with Hanneke Van Ryswyk, Wexford Arts Festival, 2019, Fragments Wexford Festival Opera at VINE, 2018, and Coastlines, Write by the Sea Festival, Kilmore Quay, 2018. Recent group shows include Open Annual Exhibition, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, 2020, ARTFORM Contemporary Annual Art Fair 2019, The Quay, Waterford, PeripheriesOPEN, Michael Warren Gallery, Gorey and And Creatures Dream… A New Language at Wexford Arts Centre and Wexford County Hall.
She is currently working towards a major solo exhibition at Ballina Arts Centre in 2021, and Wexford Arts Centre in 2022. Recent awards include an RHA Microgrant, an Artlinks bursary and the Tyrone Guthrie Bursary from Wexford Co. Council. Serena has an MA from NUA, Norwich UK (2009) and a BA(hons) from Gorey School of Art and Wexford Campus School of art and Design, I.T Carlow.
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