Elaine Crowe is an artist, living and working in Dublin. Elaine has a Diploma in Art and Design (NCAD, 2014) and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) in Sculpture and Expanded Practice (NCAD, 2016). Elaine is currently studying for a Masters in Fine Art with the OCA (U.K.). Elaine is also a Special Education Teacher and teaches art at primary and post-primary level.
2017 - to date: Masters in Fine Art, OCA, U.K.
2016: Diploma in Digital Video Production and Post Production, DBS, Dublin.
2016: Degree (BFA) in Fine Art (Hons) in Sculpture and Expanded Practice, NCAD, Dublin.
2014: Diploma in Art and Design, NCAD, Dublin.
2013: Certificate in Visual Art Practice, NCAD, Dublin.
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.
review of work
'Medusa' - image selected for Halftone Print Fair in 'District Dublin' guide magazine (November 2018)
Image selected for 'We are Drifters' Group Exhibition (2-18 December, 2016)
Review by Stephen Roche (2016)
"We are drifters amonst spaces where the madness of things has no limit." When Thomas Ligotti wrote these words for his book Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe, he was perhaps referring to existentialist theories that permeate the visual arts also. Ligotti's non- fiction has been described as "a kind of philosophical tract on the horror of the 'real' and the dread that comes, hand-in hand, with our self- reflection" The artists in We Are Drifters have each responded to Ligotti's words in a way that offers us a glimpse of their own self-reflection within their own practice and a platform from which to reflect upon our own 'self' in relation to the spaces that we occupy and drift within.
Elaine Crowe's split screen projections take the sea as a limitless enitity. The viewer is slowly brought further and further towards the horizon and what is percieved as a vast and open place becomes claustrophobic as the artist/figure struggles to push beyond the limits of the physical body. One is given the choice to continue and be engulfed by a force stronger than they, or to return back to the safety of the shore accepting these limitations.
Review of 'Project 180 km' by Aidan Dunne (Arena, RTÉ Radio 1, 21.06.16) (1 minute)
Review of Graduate Show by Aidan Dunne (IRISH TIMES, 21.06.16)
Image selected for CEAD Annual Exhibition, 2013.