Angela Gilmour received an honours degree in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art and Design in 2015. Originally, from Scotland she previously worked as an engineer after graduating with an honours degree in Physics and a Masters in Science from the University West of Scotland. She was winner of Cork Art Society’s Student of the Year Award in 2015 for her graduate exhibition, and awarded Highly Commended at the International Undergraduate Awards for her paper Biotechnology and its place within Contemporary Art. Recent exhibitions include the solo shows; Boolean Logic, Tyndall Technology Days, Little Island Cork, Pattern Recognition for Culture Night Ireland, UCC and selected group exhibition at Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, the Lavit Gallery, Cork and MDI Biological Laboratory, Acadia National Park, America. In 2016, she received a residency with Sample Studios after completing six months with the National Sculpture Factory. Currently Gilmour is Artist in Residence at Tyndall National Institute and IPIC Ireland working on the solo touring exhibition The Sum of All Parts, funded by the Science Foundation Ireland award. She is also a member of Cork Printmakers, the National Sculpture Factory and the Sciart Centre New York.
Scientific observation and our understanding of patterns heavily influence Gilmour’s art practise, she is particularly interested in our ability to decode and formulate nature. With each new breakthrough leading to countless possibilities, her work investigates how this new knowledge changes our perception of the world and what effect it could have on our future. Working with research scientists and engineers informs Gilmour’s artistic process and is the basis for the choice of materials in which to work, moving between drawing, print, sculpture and installation.
Gilmour teaches Science through Art workshops for the Lewis Glucksman Gallery Cork and Cork County Libraries to School Teachers and children of various age groups.