Kathy Prendergast

Kathy Prendergast (b. 1958, Dublin) lives and works in London. Prendergast studied at the National College of Art and Design (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 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); Douglas Hyde Gallery (2016, 2006, 2003, 1990); The End and the Beginning, IMMA, Dublin (2000); and Art Now, Tate Britain (1997). Select group exhibitions include the Venice Biennale (1995); Sydney Biennale (2004 and 2002); Paris Biennale (1987); Tate Britain (2012); Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (2008); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2008, 2004, 2001, 1994, 1991); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2008); Shanghai Art Museum (2004); Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2004); the ICA, Boston (2000); the British Art Show 5 (2000); and the Drawing Center, New York (1997).  Her work is held in public collections including the Tate Gallery, London; the British Government Collection; the Arts Council of Great Britain; the Arts Council of Ireland; the Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York; the Santa Barbara University Museum; the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville; and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Her work is also held in numerous private collections in Ireland, Great Britain, Europe and the USA.

Last updated: 08.02.2018


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