Éadaoin Glynn


Éadaoin Glynn is a painter who studied literature. She explores ideas of intimacy, memory and hidden female narratives in her work. Her work shifts between abstraction and figurative and she paints primarily with acrylics, using a wide range of processes and techniques, including found objects, text and collage.
Solo shows include ‘Girl Unknown’ the Limerick Museum, ‘Translucence’, Upstairs@Walters, ArtNetDlr, Dublin and an up-coming three-person exhibition, ‘Transitus’, Backwater Artists, Cork with Oonagh Hurley and Mary Bowen Galvin. Group shows include the London Art Biennale, London; ‘The Art of the Word’, Sasse Museum of Art, L.A.; ‘All Along The River’, The People’s Museum, Limerick; ‘Show What We Can Do’, Artlink, Donegal; ‘Connect’, ArtNetDlr, Dublin; ‘Preamble’, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre; ‘Does Art Enrich Life?’, The Narrow Space, Clonmel; ‘Hand of Man’, Backwater Artists Studios, Cork; ‘New Yin Art’, Crane Visual, Cork; ‘OXO’, the Outset Gallery, Galway and ‘Summer of Love’, the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon.

In 2023, Glynn founded The Warrior Artist Podcast as a resource for Irish visual artists. Based in Cork, she is a member of Backwater Artists Network, Sample Studios and Visual Artists Ireland. Her work is in private collections nationally and internationally.

Artist Statement

I am a painter who studied literature. I have always been drawn to narratives about women’s lives, stories and images that depict, not only their external realities, but also how they navigate their interior worlds. I explore ideas of intimacy, memory and hidden narratives in my work. I am interested in quiet moments of interior life, those small pockets of contemporary society and past history, which may often be overlooked.

My understanding of myself as a woman, a mother, an artist does not always match how the world sees and understands me. This is not unique to me. All women are aware of the many ways society judges us by our external appearances and our willingness to nurture others. The richness of our interior life is not always valued.

Research and writing are an important part of my process, through which I often find my subject matter. The subject is a starting point and through a repetitive process, I began to abstract and delve into an imagined or expressed interior life, one which may often be hidden.

My work shifts between abstraction and figurative and I paint primarily with water-based media, using a wide range of processes and techniques, including found objects, mixed media, text and collage.

Writers are told to write what they know. I paint to translate and to understand the world around me. I am looking for answers that may help me ask better questions.

Instagram @eadaoin_glynn

Website www.eadaoinglynn.com

Podcast: The Warrior Artist available on all major podcast platforms 
Membership: Backwater Artists Network
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