Ciara Rodgers


Ciara Rodgers is a visual artist and art educator based in Cork City, Ireland. A studio member of Backwater Artists Group and Cork Printmakers, she holds an MA in Art from MTU Crawford College of Art and Design. Rodgers received a Visual Art Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland in 2020 and an Agility Award in 2021. Rodgers work has been widely exhibited Nationally and Internationally. 

Rodgers is drawn to the incongruous, contradictory nature of the changing built environment. The psycho-geographic process of walking and gathering from the detritus of the city, has become the central source of materiality for her art practice, leading to works created in media such as sculpture, drawing, performance and Polaroid photography.

Her work investigates the urban spectacle of a fluctuating-built environment through a female embodied experience and a studio-based art practice. Taking what is left behind or conversely, what is under construction, she is examining and reconfiguring the aesthetic and material qualities of spaces, structures, and objects.
Exhibitions include; Green Mouth (Solo) performance, SIRIUS, Cork; Come What May, LIVESTOCK performance art platform, MART, Dublin; Drawing Connections, Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork (a project with Sample Studios, Drawbridge & Crawford Art Gallery); a city of beautiful nonsense (Solo), Studio 12, Cork; ATLAS DEL ARTE ESPAÑOL, O Vello Cárcere de Lugo, Spain (Curated by Aitor Martinez, Museo Reine Sofia) C L O S E R, Backwater Artists, Lavit Gallery, Cork (Curated by Janice Hough, IMMA); Monuments II (Solo) Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford; ArtSevilla 2019|Bauhaus: 100 years since the total revolution of a language, Seville, Spain. Rodgers’ work is housed in the MTU Arts Office Collection and the Eli Lilly Collection.

Rodgers currently lectures on the BA (hons) Visual Art at SETU Waterford.


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