Valerie Driscoll is an interdisciplinary artist, working mostly with sculpture, video and performance. Current, research-based practice considers the conceptual overlapping of human body and machine. Imbuing machines with human characteristics and attributes while also highlighting the body as machine, the research culminates in a practice that is both irreverent and humorous.

Driscoll studied contemporary photography, practices and philosophies at Central Saint Martins and was awarded an MA . She won the Art Gemini Public Choice Award. 

 

AWARDS

Art Gemini Prize – Public Choice Award

Arts Council England International Grant

Winner of ‘Surrealism’ Barbican Art Centre with Jotta Magazine, London

Deutsche Bank Fine Art Photography Award, London- finalist

Strata SE1 Emerging Artist Award

EDUCATION

2015 MA Photography,  Central Saint Martins, London

2010 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Camberwell College of Art, London

RESIDENCIES

Artist Residency - SaLE Docks, Venezia

Burren College of Art, Artist in Residence

The Market Estate Project, Artist in Residence

PUBLICATIONS

2016 'Domestic Disturbance' Et Alia Gallery, text by Alex Schady

2015 None of the Above, Issue 2

2011 Super Massive Black Hole, Issue 7 'Colour'

2010 Vision - Aussicht aufs Leben, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie

           Circa, Review of 'Sceal Eile' at Courthouse Gallery written by Fiona Woods

SOLO SHOWS

2016 'Domestic Disturbance', Et Alia Gallery 

2013 'Beyond the End', Open Gallery, London

2009 'Scéal Eile' (Another Story), Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2018

Políglota Room, Beunos Aires (upcoming)

Cinemakers, Berlin

London Open (shortlist screen) Whitechapel Gallery, London

'Cabaret' for International Women's Day' Cork City, Ireland

2017

'Body Talk' The Complex Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

'Behind the Static', Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, USA 

2016

StudioBook, ArtWork Atelier, Manchester, UK

'None of the Above', La Casa Amarillo, Malaga, Spain

London Art Fair at Canvas 

2015

Flourescent, Soho Visual Arts Festival, London

'New Weapons', Blitz Gallery, Malta

‘Granfalloon’ Central Saint Martins College of Art, London

2014

Art Auction by Sotheby's, Lethaby Gallery, London

'New Living Art', Steambox Gallery, Dublin

Art Gemini Prize, London (Public Choice Award), Trispace Gallery, London

'Tomorrow Today', Bargehouse, London

2013

Colony 55, SaLE Docks, Venice

'Big Space Show', Central Saint Martins, London

'Big Deal No 5' Q-Park Cavendish Square, London

2012

Photo Ireland Festival, Dublin

'Space for Change', Parlour Gallery, London

'Family' Susak Biennale, Croatia

2011

'Surrealism' Barbican/Jotta, Barbican Art Centre, London

'Miniscule' Oblong Gallery, London (voted best in show)

The Market Estate Project, London www.marketestateproject.com

‘V22 The Sculpture Show’, London

2010

'Big Deal No. 2', London

'Vision – Aussicht aufs Leben', Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Germany

'Botoxed 69', London

CONFERENCE PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS

2016  Presentation of art practice plus panel discussion Artwork Atelier, Manchester

2015  Conference 'Photography in the 21st Century' Central Saint Martins College of Art, University of the Arts                    London Paper: Photography, the Information Machine and the Collective Apparatus