Anne Rigney

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Anne Rigney is an Irish visual artist and sculptor. Her work is mainly abstract, using oil paint, watercolour, acrylic paint and found objects.

Originally from Mount Temple, County Westmeath, she works from a studio at her home in Knockcroghery, County Roscommon.

Her work is influenced by her surroundings of the rural Irish countryside where she lives and by her life experiences.[1]

Rigney graduated from Athlone Institute of Technology, with a degree in art and design. She's a member of the Association of Artists in Ireland, and a co-founder of the professional art group Working Artists Roscommon.

Exhibitions & Events[edit]


Many of Rigney's works are held in public collections, such as at Athlone Institute of Technology, Roscommon County Council, the Office of Public Works, and Irish Distillers.

Residencies, Awards & Recognition[edit]

Rigney has received several awards, including a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, an Artist in Schools residency, and an Artist in the Community residency. She has also received the travel award from the Arts Council for cultural events in Krakow. She's also participated in cultural exchanges in Scotland, Germany and Poland.

Reviewer Ian Wieczorek wrote about her in The Irish Times[citation needed], "in the abstract Anne Rigney produces striking and provoking works".

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Roscommon Arts Centre Welcomes Anne Rigney's New Work". Broadway World. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dyehouse previous exhibitors: September, 1999: Anne Rigney". 
  3. ^ "New works by Anne Rigney to be displayed in August". Athlone Advertiser. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rigney showcases at Boston festival". Roscommon People. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ Greg Yee. "Stay Gallery to host special exhibit by Irish artist Anne Rigney". Press-Telegram. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Irish artist plans Downey exhibit". Downey Patriot. Retrieved April 25, 2014.