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, that specialises in art courses in stained glass, mosaic, digital art, film and painting.[2]

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

Sean Corcoran's solo exhibitions have included Bandsaw and Glasscutter (1996), Streetscape and Other Shapes(1999), Photo Distortions (2005) and Lost and Found (2006).[3] 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[when?] 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, guide and DVD of Omey Island in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.[6] He claims to have witnessed a Dobhar-chú / master otter in the lake on the island.[7] He has received much media coverage for his creations.[8]


  1. ^ "Directory of The Institute of Designers of Ireland". Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  2. ^ The Art Hand website
  3. ^ National RTÉ TV Interview about his 2006 Lost and Found exhibition.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Ernest Ruckle's collaborators". Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  5. ^ "Sean Corcoran's official website". Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  6. ^ Online feature of Sean Corcoran's Omey Island Map Archived September 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Lorna Siggins, Irish Times article, October 12, 2009
  8. ^ "TV, Radio, Newspaper, Magazine and online Articles and Interviews". September 25, 2009. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2011.

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