Peter Nash is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Cork. He obtained a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art (Sculpture) from Sheffield Hallam University, England in 2003 and graduated in 2016 with an MA in Art & Process from MTU Crawford College of Art and Design. Peter is a studio member of The Backwater Artists Group and Cork Printmakers and a part-time lecturer at MTU Crawford College of Art and Design. His work is widely exhibited throughout Ireland and the UK, and is held in private and public collections in Ireland, the UK and US including the National Collection of Ireland at Crawford Art Gallery and UCC art collection. Recent exhibitions include Menagerie: Animals by Artists, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (2021), STEAM Art Collaboration commissioned by Science Foundation Ireland (2021), Beyond Survival, Studio 12, Cork (2021), Stories From Lismore And Beyond, Lismore Castle Arts (2020), UCC Art Collection: Selected Works, Glucksman Gallery, Cork (2020), I Remember Nothing, I Remember This, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (2019).
Informed by an ongoing research into pre-internet sources of knowledge and methods of communication, Nash’s practice includes drawing, printmaking, animation and sculptural assemblage. Embracing a deliberately hand-made aesthetic, and drawing on influences including 1970s & 80s children’s television programmes, fairy tales, reference books and museum visits, his work is an exploration of human fallibility in an age of digital perfection, alternative facts and increasing automation.