About Miriam Sweeney
Miriam Sweeney is an Irish artist currently living and working in Valentia Island, Co Kerry. Miriam is a graduate of the Dun Laoghaire Institute Art Design & Technology â€“ in 1991 she graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art and in 2007 with a BA (Hons) Visual Art Practice. Following a nomadic childhood, which included living in Iran for a year, Miriam settled in Dun Laoghaire as a young adult and intends to return there after a two-year spell in Kerry. In 2008 she was short- listed for overall winner of DLR Visual Open Submission and in 2011 she won a Saatchi Online Showdown Tournament. Her work Subversion was selected to be the representative image for Musica Festival International Strasbourg 2011. Miriamâ€™s work is in many private collections throughout Europe and America and the work Subversion is now part of the Saatchi Gallery Collection.
Year College/Institution Award
2007 IADT, Kill Ave, Dun Laoghaire BA (Hons) Visual Arts Practice
1991 IADT, Kill Ave, Dun Laoghaire Diploma in Fine Art (NCEA)
1988 IADT, Kill Ave, Dun Laoghaire Cert. in Visual Education (NCEA) 1988 IADT, Kill Ave, Dun Laoghaire Student Year Award (NCEA)