Mark McGreevy studied at the University of Ulster, Belfast (BA Hons Fine and Applied Art 1994-1999 and Masters in Fine Art 2001-2003).
To date he has exhibited in numerous exhibitions both in Ireland and Internationally notably ‘Between two Worlds’, F.E. McWilliams, 2013. ‘The Fold- A Painting Show’, VISUAL, Carlow, 2011. Solo exhibitions, The Third Space Gallery, Belfast 2010/06. ‘Resolutions’, Katzen Arts Centre, Washington DC in 2007, ‘There Not There’ in the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, 2008 and ‘A Gap in the Bright’, the Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown in 2008. He has received Bursary Awards from The Arts Council of Ireland in 2012 and 2009, was short-listed for The AIB Award, 2004 and the BOC emerging artist award, UK, 2004. Residencies include Temple Bar Gallery+Studios, Dublin, 2007-2010, Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s New York research residency, 2008 and Artist Residency Programme in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin in 2005.
McGreevy’s works are automatic responses to a collected archive of personal and found imagery drawn from personal experiences, the media and the everyday, they offer a quizzical and intimate overview of the layers of images and spaces, whether tangible or abstract, which McGreevy encounters. Each motif within the paintings/drawings battle against another for dominance reflecting the memory’s hierarchical system of image selection, thus questioning how we quantify the value of our experience and the resulting images we draw upon from our memory.
Mark McGreevy’s work offers a window into another world of distorted realities and imaginary disparities, yet imply that a reality of hedonistic angst could be just a fleeting moment away.
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