Róisín O’Sullivan’s practice is primarily concerned with process, surface, and experimentation through the mediums of painting, printmaking, drawing, and photography. The work stems from the continuous inspiration of landscape but slips into abstraction through intuition and mark-making within the studio process. Róisín collects both found and shop bought woods and papers, with the influence and condition of a surface acting as an initiator in the studio process. The grains, knots, and conditions of the materials often influence the form and content of the work. From the edges to the marks and holes in the wood; the paint works with these elements creating a visible language amongst the rawness and depth of surface.
Originally from Cork City, Róisín moved back to Cork in 2018 after living and working in London for five years. She achieved her Masters in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London in 2015. Upon graduating, she was awarded a six-month printmaking residency at Croydon School of Art, where she also exhibited a solo show at the Parfitt Gallery. In 2019, Róisín was awarded the Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary by the Cork County Arts Council, which she will complete in 2020. Róisín recently participated in a one-month residency at Kilnagleary Artist Studios in Cork and has upcoming exhibitions for 2019/2020. In 2018, she opened a solo exhibition Material Residue at the Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo and also opened a two-person exhibition, The Process of Doubt at The Sailors Home in Limerick City.