Ciara Rodgers is a practicing visual artist based in Cork City, Ireland and works from her studio at Backwater Artists Group holding an MA in Art from MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. Examples of her work are held in private, corporate and college collections in Ireland, Europe and Australia.
Rodgers works in an expanded, drawing practice which encompasses other media and materials, often taking site specificity and architectural spaces as her starting point. Dealing with themes such as nostalgia, ruins, failure, restrictions, freedoms and self -determination, she explores how the built environment has both a direct and indirect effect on physical senses, mood, emotions, and motivations. An embodied form of research, where knowledge is received through experience rather than data alone is explored as her methodology to understand, record, and reframe lived experiences of the world.
Notable recent exhibitions include; OBSERVATORIO INTERIOR (Duo), Alba Cortès & Ciara Rodgers, MTU Gallery at 46 Grand Parade, January 2023, a city of beautiful nonsense (Solo) Studio 12, Cork, October 2022, Drawing Connections (Group), The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion,, Cork, October 2022 and C L O S E R (Group), Lavit Gallery Cork, curated by Janice Hough (IMMA), May 2022
Rodgers currently lectures on the BA (hons) Visual Art at SETU Waterford and in Life Drawing at MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork.