Alison Fogarty’s work explores the realm of the commodity and commercial world. Having worked in the tourism industry for 8 years she draws on influences of her own Irish identity, humour and folklore and applies it to her practice, which consists of photography, printmaking and installation. Her work makes witty observations on the nature of consumerism and representation, whilst questioning visual hierarchies and ideas of value we put on places and things we buy. Her most recent work titled ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain’ for the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design degree show was about the life and times of a site specific location, the Former Government Buildings on Sullivan’s Quay, Cork. Previously an old tax office, currently used as an artistic hub in Cork city and soon to be demolished provided the inspiration for the body of work in which Fogarty made a museum and gift shop to the building.
Alison Fogarty was born in 1991 in Dublin, Ireland. She recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. Alison was awarded the CIT Graduate Print Residency Award 2016 which she is currently completing and her piece for the degree show ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain’ was short-listed for the RDS Visual Arts Awards 2016. Alison is presently the curator in residency for Tactic Gallery, Cork.