Aoibhin Maguire

WORKS
  • Aoibhin Maguire, A Martyr To Nerves, 2022
    Aoibhin Maguire
    A Martyr To Nerves, 2022
    Acrylic and ink on canvas
    200 x 340 cm
    £7,800.00
  • Aoibhin Maguire, Fuming, Screaming, 2021
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Fuming, Screaming, 2021
    Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
    130 x 110 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire, Fuming, Screaming, 2021
    £ 2,600.00
  • Aoibhin Maguire, So Elegant With Frustration 1, 2022
    Aoibhin Maguire
    So Elegant With Frustration 1, 2022
    Acrylic and ink on stretched lace, with laminated feathers behind
    75 x 75 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire, So Elegant With Frustration 1, 2022
    £ 1,600.00
  • Aoibhin Maguire, So Elegant With Frustration 2, 2022
    Aoibhin Maguire
    So Elegant With Frustration 2, 2022
    Acrylic and ink on stretched lace, with laminated feathers behind
    80 x 80 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire, So Elegant With Frustration 2, 2022
    £ 1,600.00
  • Aoibhin Maguire, The Bugs Birthday Party, 2022
    Aoibhin Maguire
    The Bugs Birthday Party, 2022
    Acrylic, ink and glitter on canvas
    170 x 200 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire, The Bugs Birthday Party, 2022
    £ 3,000.00
  • Aoibhin Maguire, Underwhelming, 2021
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Underwhelming, 2021
    Acrylic, ink, glitter and other mixed media on canvas
    140 x 170 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire, Underwhelming, 2021
    £ 2,600.00
OVERVIEW
Aoibhin Maguire, b.1997 is a painter from Belfast, Northern Ireland, who now lives and works in London. She obtained her BA in Fine Art from Lancaster University, graduating with First Class Honours in 2019 and has recently graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Painting. Aoibhin has exhibited work in a variety of locations across the UK, such as The Open Eye Gallery, The Tub, Hackney, Espacio Gallery, The Function Suite and RuptureXIBIT. She has also curated (and exhibited in) a group show at RuptureXIBIT titled 'Coping, in Colour', featuring the work of six London based artists. Internationally, Aoibhin has exhibited in spaces such as Baku Gallery, C3 Lab, Rowe Galleries Juried Exhibition and Charlotte Art League, North Carolina, USA.
The first year of Aoibhin's MA was online due to the pandemic, so she used this time to take over a vacant retail space in a mall in Lisburn, Northern Ireland to open her own gallery and studio. She loved being able to work with local artists and help showcase their work, the highlight being her curation of a group exhibition 'EMERGING: A Room Full of Art' to help support local artists after the hardships endured during the pandemic, as well as hosting workshops and other events.

 

Her paintings are worlds of juxtapositions. Stories of disorder, or maybe just a different type of order. They are a dance between love and anger, fear and ecstasy, anxiety and bliss. A push and pull between hope and desperation, a constant conflict on canvas. They are filled with emotion, reoccurring symbols and a dose of nostalgia. The works are an overlap of reality and vivid imagination, of memories and the otherworldly. At times they are like parallel universes. How would things be if it were not for that one thing?
BIO

Born 1997 in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Lives & works in London, UK

 

EDUCATION

2022 Royal College of Art, MA Painting
2019 Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, BA (Hons) Fine Art, FIRST CLASS HONOURS
2018 Rowe Arts, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Exchange Program)
2017 Lancaster University, Minor in Contemporary Social Problems

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021   Aoibhin Maguire Gallery and Studio, changing public displays of my work March-August, Bow Street Mall, Lisburn,

          Northern Ireland (SOLO PRESENTATIONS)

2018  Featured Artist of the Month, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022  Togetherness, Winter Exhibition, D31 Art Gallery, Doncaster, UK
          Pull over and take a cig, Espacio Gallery, London, UK
          Come one, Come all, The Function Suite, London, UK
          Rupture Alumni Online Retrospective and physical exhibition at Hampton Wick Jubilee Event, RuptureXIBIT, London, UK
          What Is Becoming Us, RuptureXIBIT, London, UK
          RCA 22 Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
          Exhibition and Auction for Ukraine, The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
          Arts Fest, Arts For All, Cityside, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2021  Work In Progress, Royal College of Art, London, UK
         Coping, in Colour, RuptureXIBIT, London, UK 

2020  Feast: Holiday, Now, online ‘e-zine’ exhibition made by first year painting students at the RCA, UK 

           Life on Venus, The Tub, Hackney, London, UK

2019  H(U)MAN, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
          Beyond the Canvas, The Story, Lancaster, UK
          Action Against Hunger, The Herbarium, Lancaster, UK
          Miscellaneous Cartographies, Bowland Drawing Space, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
          Coordinate, LICA Degree Show, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

2018  Aoibhin Maguire and Myrthe Biesheuvel, Baku Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (DUO SHOW)
          Annual Juried Exhibition, Rowe Galleries, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
          Local International at Spirit Square Arts Centre, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (DUO SHOW)
          Resist, C3 Lab, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
          18-25, The Herbarium, Lancaster, UK
          Global Experiences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

          Fragments of the Library of Babel, group project to create a 34 ft installation for the library

          walls, Storrs Architectural Library, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

2017  Mineral Spirits, Rowe Galleries, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

          Coalesced, Theatre Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

MA Sponsorships from The Chizel Educational Trust and The Sidney Perry Foundation

Shortlisted for Annual Colart Bursary

 

PUBLICATIONS

2022   Megazine Summer 2022 edition