Jacqueline O’Driscoll graduated from NCAD in the 1980’s. She has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad. She has received bursaries from Kerry and Cork County Councils and residenciesin Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat and Cape Clear Island. Her work is held in the collections of the Office of Public Works, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, National Westminster Bank. She is a member of Visual Artists Ireland, NIVAL, and an associate member of Cork Printmakers.
In Jacqueline O’Driscoll’s work the iconography of landscape provides the starting point for her investigations in paint and mixed media. She observes and abstracts the patterns and shapes of the land and the marks of human history to make visual ‘maps’ of these concrete, but also intuitive and imaginary, landscapes. The elemental nature of the observed landscape, with its layers of history and memory, is reflected in her process, which often involves sanding and scoring to reveal previous stages of the painting.
Upcoming and recent exhibitions include
‘Kerry Visual Artist’s Showcase’ Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Killarney (supported by the Arts Council and Kerry County Council)
‘Island-Oilean Project’ Sarah Walker Gallery, Co Cork.
‘Celebrating being Irish’, ‘Small Works’, “The Absence of Realism’, Lavit Gallery Cork.