Joanna Kidney’s work is an enquiry of the mark and the line through drawing, painting and physical space. Her practice considers the sensory, holistic, temporal and interconnected aspects of being human. It is concerned with the non-material, that which is not visible and concrete. The work offers open, poetic prompts towards these ideas.
Forthcoming Exhibitions include The Swinging Pendulum, Solo Exhibition at the LAB Gallery, Dublin and In and of itself, a Group Exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, in November 2022. Previous Solo Exhibitions include 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 Group Exhibitions in the Painting Centre, New York, The European 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, selected by Nuala Clarke and Joanna Kidney, touring to UK and USA, 2022/2023
She has been awarded a Visual Arts Bursary and Travel and Training Awards from the Arts Council of Ireland; a William J Cooper Foundation Award, USA; an RHA Studio Award; numerous Wicklow County Council Awards; a Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship and a DIT Award of Excellence. International residencies include Kiðjaberg, Iceland and Brigham Young University, Utah. Collaborative projects include mergeemerge, a 5 year drawing project with Michael Geddis; Place|Lab Collective, 17 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 was a founding member of Outpost Studios, Co. Wicklow, 2015-2018.
Her work is held in the collections of Allied Irish Banks; The Permanent Collection, The Ballinglen Museum of Art; The Central Bank of Ireland; Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland; Lee Hotels; O’Connor Sutton Cronin Engineering; Office of Public Works, Ireland; University College Dublin; Wicklow County Council. Private collections in Ireland, UK, Spain, France and USA.