Caoimhe Jane Reynolds was born in Kuwait and is a Sculpture & Expanded Practices graduate from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin 2017. CJR has been awarded residencies in both Dubai and Dublin most recently with the Fingal County Council (2019). CJR Has furthered her studies in art, science and most recently Design Thinking for Sustainability at the Innovation Academy, UCD (2021).

 

CJR’s practice is an evolving theme of material and colour theory experimentations which articulates themselves in large scale architectural installations, mixed media assemblages, performances, instructional and poetic text. Her practice is heavily concerned with spacial, environmental and emotional conditions. She examines the aesthetics and ethics of our industrial and primitive relationship with built environments and ecosystems involving control, creation and comfort. 

Material history, practices and manipulation are hugely important in communicating her concepts. As an artist and material maker CJR’s research looks into the stories and science of materials in hopes to inspire a responsible future. Platform Material8 was born in 2020 to encourage material activism and sustainable art practices.

Selected Exhibitions

2020 Connection, Borrowed Ground billboard series, Co. Louth (IRE) Organised by Collette Farrell 

2019  Locale A4 Sounds group show, Co. Dublin (IRE) Curated by Lisa Crowne & Andrew Edgar

2019  Borrowed Ground, Droichead Arts Centre, Co. Louth, (IRE) Curated by Collette Farrell 

2019  Drogheda Arts Festival, Co. Louth, (IRE) Curated by Vivienne Byrne

2019  Cahoots, The Crypt, St.Lukes, Co. Cork (IRE) Curated by Katie O’Grady

2018  Gulf Photo Plus Week at SVENM, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, (U.A.E) Curated by Sonia Brewin

2018  Al Quoz Art Festival, Warehouse 49, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, (U.A.E) Curated by  Lantain Xie

2017  NCAD Graduate Show, National College of Art & Design, Dublin (IRE) Curated by Emma O’Mahony

2016  First & Last, Eblana House, Dublin (IRE) Curated by Michelle Browne & Gareth Kennedy

Talks & Workshops

2021 Material8 bioplastic makeshop, Dublin Maker, Dublin (IRE)

2019 In conversation with Sinead Brassil LMFM, Need for studio spaces and importance of artists support. Co. Louth (IRE)

2018 Dubai Art week, Artist Talk In conversation with Sonia Brewin, The Yard, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai (U.A.E)

2018 Architecture & environment workshop, Sven|m, Dubai (U.A.E)

2018 Material meaning & response workshop, Sven|m, Dubai (U.A.E)

Residencies & Awards 

2020 Fingal County Council Bursary Award (IRE)

2019 April - July Droichead Arts Centre, Co. Louth (IRE)

2019 Loughshinny Boathouse Studio Award, Fingal County Council, Dublin (IRE)

2018 Jan - May  Sven|m, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai (U.A.E)

2018 Listed for RDS Visual Art Award