Kathy Prendergast

Kathy Prendergast (b. 1958, Dublin) lives and works in London. Prendergast studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland (1976-1983) and the Royal College of Art, London (1983-1986). She works in many media but came to widespread attention for her monumental project City Drawings for which she won the Best Young Artist Award at the Venice Biennale (1995). Her work revolves around a potent cluster of issues, chief among which are sexuality, identity, landscape, mapping and power. Select solo exhibitions include Black Maps, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2016); Atlas, Kerlin Galley (2016); Atlas - a reverie, The European Commission, London (2016); OR, Crawford Art Gallery Cork (2015); Black Map Series, PEER (2010); the grey before dawn 1 and 2, Kerlin gallery (2007 and 2009);  A Dream
of Discipline
, Douglas Hyde Gallery (2006); The Paradise, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2003); The End and the Beginning, IMMA, Dublin (2000); and Art Now, Tate Britain (1997). Select group exhibitions include The Freud Project: The Ethics of Scrutiny, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2018); Islands, Constellations and Galapagos, Yokohama Triennale 2017, Yokohama, Japan (2017); The Lie of the Land, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Swindon, UK (2017); 187th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland (2017); Bristle: Hair and Hegemony, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland (2017); Somewhat Abstract, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (2014); Into the Light: The Arts Council – 60 Years Supporting the Arts, The Model, Sligo, Ireland (2012); With an Apple I Will Astonish, Large Glass, London, UK (2012); and Family Matters: The Family in British Art, touring to Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, UK, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, UK, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK and Tate Britain, London, UK
(2012).  Her work is held in public collections including including Tate, London, UK; the British Government Collection; the Arts Council of Great Britain; the Arts Council of Ireland; the Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York, USA; the Santa Barbara University Museum, USA; the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, USA; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, USA; and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland.

Last updated: 20.06.2018

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