Angie Shanahan graduated from the Crawford College of Art & Design in the 1980s. Since then, Angie has held numerous solo shows and has been selected for group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. Most recent shows include Case 13, Lavitt Gallery, Noli Mi Tangere, Wandesford Quay Gallery. Place Space, Wandesford Quay Gallery; Hard Times at Cill Rialaig Project Gallery, Kerry and Urban Retreat Gallery, Dublin; the RHA Annual Exhibition 2011 and Ciall 2011 where she received an award for painting.
Her work is featured in a recent Gallery Press publication, Huts and Sheds by Derek Mahon; Representing Art in Ireland, Fenton Gallery publication, and. Art in State Buildings, 1995-2005. OPW cat. Angie also won a commission from the Office of Public Works to paint a portrait of Michael Collins for the Gallery of Taosaigh. This now hangs in Dail Eireann. Angie Shanahan is currently a studio member of Backwater Artists Group and a member of VAI.
One of my first instincts is to distil the sense and soul of the places that capture my attention, the relationship between the physical reality we see and the invisible conceptual reality harboured in the spirit of the place. The landscapes often contain man made structures, forgotten, some in semi-dereliction subsumed back into nature temporarily or for good.