Suzannah Vaughan

Suzannah Vaughan

Galway

About Suzannah Vaughan

Since graduating fom the National College of Art and Design, in Dublin, where she studied glass, Suzannah's work has been exhibited throughout the country and abroad and has been purchased by respected art collectors including the National Museum of Ireland. In 2004 she won the Golden Fleece Award, for her sculpture in glass and concrete and have since set up her own studio in her home town of Galway.

Primarily working with the medium of sculpture and installation, my practice is influenced by constructed spaces, light and architecture. I am particularly interested in the point, where imagined spaces come into existence, creating endless possibilities within that moment. Architects propose idealised spaces, some of
which will never take physical form but remain a suggested alternative, constantly questioning that which exists in its place. I am interested in the potential of these transient spaces, where utopian structures can exist outside the politics of reality.
My work proposes imagined and idealised spaces and structures which exist as a stand alone piece or as an
alternative structure within an existing space. Simple minimalist forms create a phenomenological experience
for the viewer and offer an alternative to the distractions of modern life, creating a moment to contemplate possibility.

Education

Education:
2008 Ma at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art | Design | Technology's
1999-2003 Bdes National College of Art and Design,

Exhibitions
June 2009 My Space, Curated by Cecilia Moore, Ballymun Civic Centre
May 2009 RHA Anual Exhibition
Jan 2009-2010 On _e Edge Travelling exhibition England & Ireland
June 2009 Possibilities of Space Group show, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin
Sept-Oct 08 127th RUA Annual Exhibition - _e Royal Ulster Academy of Arts, Belfast
Sept-Oct 08 European Glass Context 2008, Bornholm, Denmark
Aug 08 Internal Space Hosted by IADT at Studio 6 at Temple Bar Gallery & Studio, Dublin
Jan-Mar 08 G126 Members Show, Catalyst, Belfast and G126 Gallery, Galway
Nov-Dec 07 Structure, Solo Exhibition, Alley Arts Centre, Strabane
Nov-Jan 08 Annex , Solo Exhibition, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
Nov-Jan 08 Side by Side, _e Hunt Museum, Limerick
Sept 07 Sculpture in Context , Dublin
2007 Winner of the Open Ev+a '07 Belltable One Person Exhibition Award
2007 Open ev+a 2007, A Sense of Place Curator: Klaus Ottmann
2007 Cead in China, 411 Galleries China
2004 Winner of the Golden Fleece Award
2003 present What's in Store National Museum of Ireland.
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Events

Future Shows: Throughout 2009 her work will be exhibited as part of a group show called On The Edge which will Travel throughout England & Ireland and in early June she will be taking part in a group exhibition entitled Latent Connections with artists Sinad Curran and Elaine Hurley as part of the independent summer programme of exhibitions at Pallas Contemporary Projects. Earlier this year she was nominated by the National Museum of Ireland and subsequently won the Glass Art society Emerging Artist Lecture Award and will be presenting her work at this years Glass Art Society Conference in Corning, Upstate New York in June 2009.