about

Elaine Crowe is an artist, living and working in Dublin. Elaine has a Masters in Fine Art (OCA, UK, 2020), and a Degree in Sculpture and Expanded Practice (NCAD, Dublin, 2016). Throughout her career, Elaine has worked in many areas of the Arts - Architecture, Set Design and Theatre Production, Puppet Making for Street Theatre. Elaine also works as a Special Education Teacher and teaches Art at Primary and Post-Primary level. As a lens-based artist, Elaine's video, photography and print works explore her relationship with the landscape from a gendered perspective and she has exhibited widely. Recent exhibitions include Mind Body Problem (CEAC, China, 2022), Printmaking at the Edge (New Hampshire, 2021), Whiteout (online, 2020), No Show (online, 2020), Impressions Print Biennale (Galway, 2019), Strangelove Film Festival (The Photographers Gallery London, 2019) and Noemata One Off Film Festival (Denmark, Spain, Norway, 2019). Elaine's work featured in LandEscape Art Review (2019) and her work 180 km was acquired by The National Irish Visual Arts Library (Dublin, 2016).  

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Education

2021: Investigating Place Through Psychogeography, Open College of the Arts (OCA), U.K. 

2020: Masters in Fine Art, Open College of the Arts (OCA), U.K. Distinction

2016: Degree (BFA) in Fine Art (Hons) in Sculpture and Expanded Practice, NCAD, Dublin. First Class Honours and Commendation in Visual Culture. 

2016: Diploma in Digital Video Production and Post Production, DBS, Dublin. 

2014: Diploma in Art and Design, NCAD, Dublin.

2013: Certificate in Visual Art Practice, NCAD, Dublin.

 

Exhibitions 

2022: Mind Body Problem, Chinese European Art Centre (CEAC) Xiamen, China. 

2021: Halftone Print Fair, The Library Project, Dublin.

2021: Mini Print International of Cadaqués, Spain.

2021: International Mini Print Cantabria, Faro Cabo Mayor Art Center, Spain. 

2021: Printiaking At The Edge, The Art Centre, Dover, New Hampshire.

2020: Trasna IX, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare.

2020: Whiteout, Working Artists Collective Online Exhibition.

2020: IPE '20, Green Door Printmaking Studios, Derby. 

2020: No Show, MA Online Exhibition.

2019: Red Dot 4th Mini Print Exhibition: The Garage Gallery Aldeburgh U.K., ARTSPACE Woodbridge U.K.

2019: IPE '19, Green Door Printmaking Studios, Derby. 

2019: Emerald Prints, Whiteaker Studios, Portland & Eugene, Oregon

2019: Impressions, Print Biennale, GMIT Gallery, Galway.

2019: Lunch Money Print: The Marquee Gallery, New London, Connecticut.

2019: Strangelove Film Festival, The Photographers Gallery London, Turner Contemporary Gallery Margate, Fabrica Brighton, Quarterhouse and Brewery Tap Folkestone. 

2019: Nomata One Off Film Festival, public locations Denmark, Valencia Spain, Gol Norway. 

2018: Trasna 8, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare.

2018: A5 Art Fair, Galway Arts Centre, Galway.

2018: Halftone Print Fair, The Library Project, Dublin.

2018: IPE '18, Green Door Printmaking Studios, Derby. 

2018: Ranelagh Arts Festival, Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin.

2017: Halftone Print  Fair, The Library Project, Dublin.

2017: EP'17 Print Exchange Group Exhibition, Blackgate Cultural Centre, Galway.

2017: Ban an Tí Group Exhibition, The Chocolate Factory, Dublin.

2016: We are Drifters Group Exhibition, 126 Gallery, Galway.

2016: Acquisition of 180 km: Between by The National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL).

2016: Longlisted for the RDS Visual Art Awards, RDS, Dublin.

2016: Graduate Show, NCAD, Dublin.

2015: Re:Position Group Exhibition, MART Gallery, Rathmines, Dublin.

2014: Studio Group Exhibition, Eblana House and Old A4 Shop, Dublin.

2014: Overall Winner, CEAD Annual Exhibition, NCAD, Dublin.

2013: Open Space Group Exhibition, St. Catherine's Gallery, Dublin.

2013: Winner of Image selected for CEAD Annual Exhibition, Dublin.

2012: CEAD Annual Exhibition, NCAD, Dublin.

2012: Untitled Group Exhibition, Ballyroan Library, Dublin. 

2011: CEAD Annual Exhibition, NCAD, Dublin.  

 


statement

Drawn to the outdoors with my camera, my work explores my relationship to the landscape. Using lens-based processes - video, photography and print, I explore how the landscape is viewed and experienced through the body and how this translates into landscape imagery. Considering the lens as part of an embodied practice – a point of contact between body and landscape, I question the gendered framing of the landscape and seek to reframe it by disrupting its inherent gender values. This reframing involves unsettling the single, fixed perspective within landscape's rectilinear frame and blurring the binary gendering of lens-based image making processes by combining still and moving images, digital and analogue processes in multi-channel video and print installations.