Recipient of Studio Award 2018-19

The School of Fine Art: MFA Fine Art programme is delighted to announce that the recipient of the Studio Award 2018-19 is the artist Jaki Irvine.


'Irvine's oeuvre, comprising mainly films and videos, most often in the form of installations, explores not only the extremes of passion, of love and hate, of possession and loss – to the point at which these emotions become unrepresentable – but also the mundane and the everyday, the things that happen on a walk to the park or a trip on the underground, where people's paths cross, and encounters are missed'.

(Michael Newman, 2008)

Jaki Irvine, b.1966, Dublin, currently works in Dublin and Mexico City.

In 1995 Irvine was included in the seminal exhibition of Young British Artists, General Release, at the Venice Biennale, and she represented Ireland at the 1997 Biennale. She has also participated in numerous international shows throughout Europe, Australia and Japan. Her solo show,'This Thing Echoes', was presented in Jan 2014, at Frith Street Gallery, London and in 2016, 'If the Ground Should Open' was commissioned by IMMA.Her novel, Days of Surrender was published by Copy Press in 2013. She is a member of Aosdana and an artist advisor at the Rijksakademie van
beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam.