Sean Corcoran

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Sean Corcoran MIDI (born July 8, 1969) is an Irish Visual Artist noted for his Stained Glass, Mosaics and Wooden Sculpture. In more recent years he has exhibited his work in digital art, photography and mapmaking. He also does interior design and has been accepted as a member of The Institute of Designers of Ireland.[1] He resides in Waterford, Ireland with his family. He is the artistic director of The Art Hand, an art school in Waterford, Ireland that specialises in art courses in stained glass, mosaic, digital art, film and painting.[2]

He was resident artist/designer and co-owner (with his father Jim) of The Salvage Shop, which is now closed. It was described by Art Critic Liam Murphy as an Emporium of the Imagination.[citation needed] In 1998 The Salvage Shop assisted Red Kettle Theatre Company with their production of Jim Nolan’s play entitled The Salvage Shop that was loosely based on the Corcoran's premises.

Sean Corcoran's solo exhibitions have included Bandsaw and Glasscutter in 1996 Streetscape and Other Shapes in 1999 Photo Distortions in 2005 and Lost and Found[3] in 2006. He has been involved in many group shows and in 2000 was one of the American Artist Ernest Ruckle's collaborators for the Euro Disney Art Show held in the Louis K. Meisel Gallery in Soho, New York.[4] He is currently working on as series of photographic projects including what he terms; Drive by Shootings and The Face of a city. His official website shows an extensive portfolio of work and has a regularly updated Journal.[5] In 2009 he completed a Map and Guide and DVD of Omey Island in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.[6] He claims to have witnessed a dobhar-chu / Master Otter in the lake on the Island.[7] He has received much media coverage for his creations.[8]


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