Joanna Kidney is an Irish artist living in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Her practice is a web of interrelated ideas around the complex experience of living. It is a quest for the non-material, what is not visible and concrete, considering the holistic, temporal and interconnected aspects of experience. Using drawing, encaustic painting, installation and video, her work explores the possibilities and the diversity of drawing.


Forthcoming solo exhibitions will be held at List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Philadelphia and the LAB Gallery, Dublin, 2022. Previous solo exhibitions have been held at Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; Galway Arts Centre; Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre; Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow and The Drawing Project, Dublin. Her work has been exhibited in the Painting Centre, New York, The Eurpoean Central Bank, Germany; Gallerie HD Nick, France and venues in New Mexico and Virginia, USA. Forthcoming project: Inherit, Place|Lab Collective, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo, curated by Nuala Clarke and Joanna Kidney, touring to UK and USA, 2022/2023

She is the recipient of Arts Council of Ireland and Wicklow County Council funding; an RHA Studio Award; a Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship and a DIT Award of Excellence. International residencies include Swarthmore College, Philadelphia (upcoming), Kiðjaberg, Iceland and Brigham Young University, Utah. Collaborative projects include mergemerge, a drawing project with Michael Geddis; Place|Lab Collective, 18 artists from USA, UK and Ireland; Skimming Stones, a video work with dance artist Liadain Herriott; Hexagon, a printmaking project in Cork Printmakers, Cork. She is a founding member of Outpost Studios, Co. Wicklow.

Her work is in the collection of Allied Irish Banks; The Permanent Collection, The Ballinglen Museum of Art, Ireland; The Central Bank of Ireland; Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland; Lee Hotels, Ireland; O’Connor Sutton Cronin Engineering, Ireland; Office of Public Works, Ireland; University College Dublin, Ireland. Private collections in Ireland, UK, Spain, France and USA.