Niamh McGuinne lives and works in Dublin and is a member of the Graphic Studio Dublin (GSD) since 2010. Her work practice involves traditional printmaking as well as adapted methods of transfer printing and stencil resist techniques. She primarily prints on paper, metal and film. Niamh has a MA in Conservation of Fine Art and has worked in a number of museums and galleries in the USA, UK and Ireland. She is currently a paper conservator in the National Gallery of Ireland. This background has influenced Niamh’s approach to ideas of permanence, timelessness and the notion of perfection and has helped develop a deep appreciation for paper and printmaking.
Shadows and reflections, night scenes, childhood and the traditional iconography of fairytales are all themes that she draws upon. These have morphed into a fascination with the interpretation of dereliction and regeneration.
Her shows include ‘Graphic Studio Dublin Golden Anniversary Exhibition’, Farmleigh (2010); ‘ Home’, Draíocht (2010); ‘Matrix’, GSD (2011); ‘181st RHA Annual Exhibition ‘RHA (2011); ‘182nd RHA Annual Exhibition’, RHA (2012); ‘Impressions 2012’, Galway Arts Centre (2012); ‘Surreal Estate’, GSD (2013); ‘ShadowLight’, The Poetry Project, Kinsale Arts Festival 2013, ‘Strumpet City’, GSD (2013); ‘A Natural Selection’, National Botanic Gardens (2013); ‘184th RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA (2014); ‘Urbis Felicitas’, GSD (2016); ‘187th RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA (2017); ‘Wilgefortis’, GSD (2017); ‘Bristle: HAir and Hegemony’, Highlanes Gallery Drogheda (2017); ‘Impressions Biennial, Galway International Arts Festival (2017).