Constance McKenna was born in 1993 in West Cork and is a graduate of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD), graduating in 2018. Her work has been exhibited in exhibitions in Cork such as SeaFest Arts (2019), Cork Cycling Festival (2015), Habituation (2017) and Unsettle All Things (2019). In 2018 she was awarded a residency in Textiles at CCAD. Her work is in a number of private collections.
My medium of working combines drawing and textiles including basket coiled forms, which offer aesthetic and functional value. The key theme within my work is the Irish landscape – an exploration of the fragility of Irish native woodland and other aspects of nature and habitat. Other more specific influences have included maps, topography, dendrochronology, features from coastal regions, as well as issues of climate crisis and pollution.
Membership: Backwater Artists Network