Born in Galway, Ireland
Lives and works in London
2008-2009 Lux associate artist programme, London, UK.
(12 month post-academic development course for artists working with the moving image).
2002-2003 Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK, Masters Fine Art.
1990-1994 University of Ulster at Belfast, UK, BA (Hon) Fine Art.
1993 Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Cergy Pontoise, Paris, France (University exchange).
2022 Kate MacGarry, London, UK. 23 June- 30 July 2022.
2019 VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland, single-channel film & linen work. Curator Emma-Lucy O'Brien.
2018 Kate MacGarry, London, UK. Works on paper, linen & a single-channel film.
2016 Espace Croisé, centre d'art contemporain, Roubaix, France. Drawings & 5 single-channel films. Curator Mo Gourmelon.
2015 Silver house, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland. Drawings & a single-channel film. Curator Ann Davoren.
2011 World/Interior, Ballina Arts Centre, Ireland. Drawings & a single-channel film.
2009 Jewelled Eagle, Sketch Gallery, London, UK. A twelve-channel film. Curator Victoria Brooks.
2007 A house in Cap-Martin, Whitechapel Projects, London, UK, A two-channel film. Curator Richard Birkett.
2003 Wordsong, The Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, Four single-channel 16mm films. Curator Barbara Dawson.
Selected Group exhibitions
2022 Frieze London, The Regent's Park, London 12-16 October (forthcoming).
2022 Performance Kate MacGarry, London, Performance Exchange, Curator Rose LeJeune 8-10 July.
2022 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Invited artist. Curator Alison Wilding RA
21 June-21 August.
2022 Making and Momentum: In Conversation with Eileen Gray, Wexford County Council, Wexford, Ireland
Curator Richard Malone 4 April- 13 May.
2021 Making and Momentum, Collins Barracks, Irish National Museum, Dublin, Ireland. Curator Richard Malone.
2021 Eye of the Collector, London, UK.
2021 Drawing Biennial 2021, Drawing Room, London, UK.
2021 Making and Momentum, Villa de Mairie, Roquebrune Cap-Martin, France.
2020 Eye of the Collector, London, UK (online).
2019 FIAC Art Fair, Paris, France.
2019 Drawing Biennial 2019, Drawing Room, London, UK.
2019 Condo London Kate MacGarry, London hosting, Edouard Malingue Gallery Hong Kong, Shanghai.
2018 Shadowed Forms, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2017 Fifteen, Kate MacGarry, London, UK.
2017 Milano Design Architecture Film Festival, Milan, Italy.
2016 Show Window, Kate MacGarry, London, UK.
2014 Folly: art after architecture, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland. Curator Fiona Kearney.
2013 A house of leaves, David Roberts Foundation, London, UK. Curator Vincent Honoré.
2012 Into the light, The Model Gallery, Sligo, Ireland.
2011 Customary Beauty, Mor Charpentier Gallery, Paris, France. Curator Natalia Valencia Arango.
2011 Enter slowly, The Lab, San Francisco, USA. Curator David Cunningham.
2010 Indian Summer, Espace Croise, centre d'art contemporain, France. Curator Mo Gourmelon.
2010 Claremorris Open, Ireland, film and drawing installation. Curator Lisa Le Feuvre.
2008 Showtime, Gasworks, London, UK. Curator Anna Colin.
2007 Bloomberg Art Futures, London, UK. Single-channel film.
2006 Bischoff Weiss Gallery, London, UK. Single-channel film.
Scholarships and Awards
2019 Culture Ireland, exhibition funding.
2015 Fluxus Art projects, Institute
2015 Culture Ireland, exhibition funding.
2014 Irish Arts Council, Project Award.
2013 Arts Council England, UK, artist grant.
2011 Culture Ireland, exhibition funding.
2010 Irish Arts Council, Film Bursary.
2009 Outset Art Fund, London, UK.
2007 The Elephant Trust, London, UK.
2007 Culture Ireland, exhibition funding.
2007-2009 Irish Arts Council, Multi-annual
2007 Irish Arts Council, Project and
2006 Arts Council England, Artist funding award.
2003 Irish Arts Council, Project and
2002 Irish Arts Council, Visual Arts Bursary
2001 Irish Arts Council, Project and
Gemma Carroll, ‘Silver House’ Visual Arts Ireland, Autumn, 2016.
Dewitt Cheng, ‘Enter Slowly’ Visual Art Source,
Matthew Marchand, ‘Geography Lessons’ Art Practical, Feb, 2011.
Agnes Poizot ‘Espace croisé’ Nord Eclair,
Brian Dillon, ‘Decline and Fall’ Frieze,
Vincent Honoré ‘A house by the sea’ Circa 122 Winter, 2007.
Roisin Kennedy ‘ Lorna Simpson at IMMA and Laura Gannon at Hugh Lane’ Circa 104,
Mo Gourmelon, ‘Saison Video 2011’.
Lille, Saison Vidéo, 2011.
Noel Kelly and Seán Kissane, ‘Creative Ireland:
The Visual Arts in Ireland 2000 to 2010’, Dublin, Visual Arts Ireland, 2011.
Barbara Dawson, 'Wordsong', Dublin, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, 2003.
Declan Long and Aidan Dunne, 'Anois', Dublin Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 2001.
Suin Hanrahan, 'Underswim', Dublin, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 2000.
Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, 'Into the Light', Arts Council of Ireland 60 years celebration catalogue, January 2013.
Dr.Gavin Murphy,Placing Art, Sligo, Sligo County Council, 2000.
Silver House (2015) Single channel Duration 20 min 40 sec. HDV.
What the architect wore (2014) Single channel, Duration 3 min 15 sec HDV.
Magazine Studio (2014) Single channel work. Duration 4 min 10 sec. HDV.
The heat of the day (2013) Single channel work. Duration 3 min 40 sec. HDV.
Swinging Jackets (2013) Single channel work. Duration 3 min 20 sec. HDV.
World/Interior (2010). Single channel work. Duration 13 minutes. HDV.
Jewelled Eagles. (2007-2008). A twelve-channel film, super 16mm. Duration 24 minutes.
A building as stage for the hand. (2008) Two channel work. Duration 16 minutes. DV.
A house in Cap-Martin (2007-9). Two-channel film, super 16mm. Duration 11 minutes.
Sala della Musica. (2004-07) Single channel work. Super 16 film. 4 minutes.
Emily’s notes, (2003) Single channel film. Duration 5 minutes Hi 8.
Underswim, (2000) Single Channel work. Duration 4 minutes.16 mm film.