Ciara Rodgers is a visual artist living and working in Cork, Ireland. She previously studied a BA (hons) Fine Art and has an MA in Art and Process (MA:AP) from MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. An early career artist, examples of her work are held in private, corporate and college collections in Ireland, Europe and Australia.
Notable recent exhibitions include ArtSevilla 2019|Bauhaus: 100 years since the total revolution of a language, group exhibition, Casa de la Provincia, Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain 28/11/19 – 12/1/2020 and Monuments of Abandoned Futures, solo exhibition, LHQ Gallery, Carrigrohane Road, Co. Cork 19/9/19 – 10/10/19.
Ciara works in a variety of media including drawing, photography and installation, often taking site specific architectural spaces as her starting point. She deals with themes such as memory, nostalgia, ruins and failure, restrictions and freedoms. Exploring how the built environment has both a direct and indirect effect on physical senses, mood, emotions, and motivations through methods of mapping, imprinting and documentation during walks and journeys. Her curiosity driven practice is presented through Polaroid photography, drawing actions and sculptural installation. She reframes and re-imagines the everyday, seeking things of value through archival evidence and empirical, embodied responses to place.