Born in Massachusetts, Emily Lohan graduated with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Art at CCAM in Galway in 2021. Her most recent exhibition is her degree show in CCAM. In early 2021 she took part in the online performance art exhibition ‘RAW (Recorded Action Web-Exhibition)’ organised by Sandra Corrigan-Breathnach with Bbeyond, Belfast. During her time as a student she also exhibited with The Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, The Courthouse in Kinvara and the 126 Gallery in Galway. She continues to take part in workshops led by Bbyeond and Pssquared, Belfast. She is taking part in an upcoming graduate led exhibition ‘Transience’ which will take place in June 2021 in The Coach Station, Galway.
We live in a society that is becoming ever disconnected with nature. How can we use art as a remedy?
Through a multitude of media such as drawing, performance and moving image, Emily Lohan’s work centres around the natural and the spiritual world. She believes that making art with natural materials can reconnect us with the earth and in turn the spiritual. Her practice is ritualistic, with an element of endurance, which she uses to search for a higher meaning to life and death. It is her way of attempting to understand the unknown; Where did we come from? Where do we go when we die?