Garrett Phelan

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Garrett Phelan (born 1965) is an artist from Dublin, Ireland. He has developed a distinctive art practice that directly engages the audience with immersive ambitious site-specific drawing projects, independent FM radio broadcasts, sculptural installations, photography and animation.[1][2][3]

Life and work[edit]

Phelan was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1965. He cites himself as a self-taught artist. He received most of his education as an artist by working in gallery administration before he committed himself to becoming an artist. He was assistant director of The Hendrick's Gallery, Dublin from 1986 to 1988. He was Gallery and Studio Director of Temple Bar Gallery & Studios from 1988 to 1991. From 1991 to 1995 he was supervising technical mediator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

In 1994 he began producing art. He worked mainly in the area of Sound and Art from a visual arts perspective but usually incorporated photography and video into the work. He co-initiated the first high-end formal sound workshops in Ireland for visual artists in collaboration with The Sculpture Society of Ireland and Bowe Lane Recording studios. He co-produced the first dedicated intermittent independent FM Art Radio station in Ireland entitled A.A.R.T. – Radio in 1994. This was broadcast from the Irish Museum of Modern Art in a group survey exhibition entitled 'From Beyond the Pale'.

In 1997 Phelan began working Solo. Since then he has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally, most recently at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Proa Fundacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina; the 11th Lyon Biennial, France; 4th Auckland Triennial, New Zealand; SMART Project Space, Amsterdam; ICA, London; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Kunstverein, Hannover; Art Statements, Basel 39; Manifesta 5.

Selected exhibitions[edit]

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group:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunne, Aidan (5 December 2003). "Seeing a pattern". The Irish Times. Retrieved 22 August 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ Connolly, Maeve (1 September 2009). "Garrett Phelan". Artforum International. Retrieved 22 August 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Dunne, Aidan (30 July 2012). "Interrupting Life with a Message of Love". The Irish Times. Retrieved 22 August 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ Fleming, Michelle (14 September 2012). "Join the Culture Club; from Leprechauns to Literature, Seisiuns to Star Gazing, Here's Our Pick of Culture Night 2012 Highlights. So Get Ready To". Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 August 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ McDaid, Brendan (10 November 2010). "Exhibit centres on acclaimed radio DJ". The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 22 August 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ Tipton, Gemma (24 October 2011). "A tale of two cities, two exhibitions and one catchy slogan". The Irish Times. Retrieved 22 August 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "Triennial's Hub a Modern Pleasure". The New Zealand Herald. 20 March 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Irish artists offer wealth of visual intrigue; A visiting exhibition offers a range of contemporary work that explores some of Ireland's current social dilemmas". The Sunday Independent. 5 August 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 

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