Kate McSharry (b.1998, Dublin) is an emerging artist based in Galway City. Through her studies in Contemporary Art at the Centre of Creative Arts and Media at GMIT, Kate has been involved with TULCA Festival of Visual Arts as an intern, and in 2020 worked as an Education Assistant.
Her work was recently included in a joint exhibition with Corban Walker at the Sarah Walker Gallery in Castletownbere, Cork. Upcoming exhibitions include an outdoor installation through July/August 2021 at Artlink, Fort Dunree, Donegal.
My practice is currently growing and tough to concretise.] My practice tends to develop with space in mind whether that is physical, imagined, or a pursuit of my own sense of place. I work in multimedia, and my process moves predominantly through text. I have more recently been exploring relationships between art and audience; this exchange provides an intimate yet common or shared aspect to the evolving work. [Art is a universal language yet also a unique experience as our interpretations are affected by knowledge and environment.] I am interested in how we establish context collectively when engaging with art, so aim to move into a more socially-engaged and collaborative sphere. [By subtly interrogating my surroundings through unexpected use of materials, I hope to evoke emotions and -] Currently my main objective is to start a conversation with those who encounter the work.