Lorraine Neeson graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in 2002 with a BA in Fine Art. In 2005, she received an MFA in Fine Art from The Slade School of Fine Art in London where she was awarded the Adrian Carruther’s studio award and bursary at ACME Studios, London. Other awards include – The Ciaran Langford Memorial Award, 2002, Barry Moloney HETAC Award, 2002, National Sculpture Factory studio award, 2002, Studio Award at Backwater Artists’ Studios, 2002, Consultus Scholarship award, 2001/2002, Claremorris Open, 2007.
Recent exhibitions include: Backwards into Paradise, FLOOD, Dublin, 2013, Repetition, Monster Truck and Cross Gallery, Dublin, 2013, Future Perfect, The Hugh Lane Gallery, 2013, Day for Night, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, (Solo Show), 2012, A Certain Slant of Light, Triskel @ESB Substation, Cork, (Solo Show), 2010.
She lives and works in Ireland and lectures in Photography and Lens Based Media at Limerick School of Art and Design.
Neeson works primarily with lens based media, light, sound, video installation and architectural intervention, to create phantasmagoric environments that disrupt and disorient spatial and temporal logic. A fundamental theme is the simultaneous representation of conflicting states of revelation and obliteration. Strategies of inversion and reversal and the implementation of dislocating devices are employed, to invoke intrigue within environments where visual and aural interruptions are manifested as shifting shadows, as light and sound from unexpected sources and as implied thresholds and portals that simultaneously entice and impede.