Sculpture Dialogues: Elaine Byrne with Lexi Herman and Miranda Ribeiro-Vecino

Wednesday, April 20, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Miranda and Lexi will present in-person: 280 Building, Room 127

Elaine will present over zoom:

United States

The Sculpture Dialogues forum combines the Sculpture Department's visiting lecture series with graduate presentations—providing  opportunity for us to more deeply engage with invited artists, writers, curators, and other cultural makers. It’s designed to elicit a conversation and everyone is encouraged to participate. 

Elaine Byrne's research-based practice examines overlooked histories, historical texts and artworks as a platform to mobilize history as it relates to current political and social concerns by engaging in archival materials, individual and collective narratives, and histories that span cultural and national borders. Based between Dublin and New York, Elaine has an MA in Visual Arts Practices (IADT) and was previously a fellow at the Whitney Independent study and the Art & Law Program, New York. She has had many solo shows including borderline (Dublin), Women in Boxes (NY), La Diritta Via (Rome), Ruam (Dublin) and Raumplan (Limerick). She has been in group shows at The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery (Dublin), Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin), Elizabeth Foundation (NY) the Shelly and Donald Rubin Foundation (NY) and ISCP (NY) and most recently Slought (Philadelphia). She won several prizes including the 8th Arte Laguna prize for sculpture, Venice, Italy, the Combat art prize and the T.I.N.A art prize, Milan. She was awarded residencies at ISCP, Art OMI, Soma Mexico and Arctic Circle. Her work is in various collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rosenbach Museum and Library (Philadelphia), the National Collection of Ireland and the Rubin Foundation. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Temple University, Philadelphia.