Featuring: Maya Brezing, Sophie Béhal, Ellie Wall
Curated by Ciara Scanlan
Exhibition Runs April 1-14th | Open Wed-Sat 1-6pm
Opening Reception Saturday 1st April at 1pm.
The MART Gallery, 190A Rathmines Road Lower. – map link
This annual exhibition aims to provide a showcase and support opportunity to artists whose work is both engaging and experimental. The exhibition presents artists selected through three partnerships; Maya Brezing was selected from the MART & Fingal Arts Office Graduate Award and successfully received a one year studio at MART Studios alongside curatorial and financial support for the exhibition, Ellie Wall was selected as a recent graduate of MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, and Sophie Béhal was selected from Fire Station Artists’ Studios Digital Media Award.
Sophie Béhal is a visual artist whose work usually manifests itself as sculptural installation, often combining traditional sculptural materials of steel, clay and plaster with more ephemeral aspects of light and sound. Recent exhibitions: With a View, Chocolate Factory, Dublin 2022, Dublin Art Book Fair, TBG+S, 2022 +2021; Projects: The Postal Project, Carlow Arts Festival 2021, Firestation Artists Sculpture Awardee 2022; Publications: Firestation FileNotes 2023 (Upcoming). She holds a BA in Fine Art from Crawford, Cork, 2012 and an MA in Art, Research and Collaboration from IADT, Dublin, 2018 with a term spent in Taideyliopisto, Helsinki. http://www.sophiebehal.com/
Maya Brezing an Irish artist working and living in Dublin. She is a recent graduate of NCAD with a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art specialising in printmaking. She was awarded the Black Church Print Studio Graduate Award 2022 for her exhibition ‘Traces of Tomorrow’, an installation of prints and assemblages that looked at nature reclaiming derelict buildings. Her work is held in the Office of Public works, St. Vincent’s University Hospital and the DCU art collection. She recently started the Fingal Recent Graduate residency at MART Gallery and Studios. https://www.blackchurchprint.ie/artist/brezing-maya/
Ellie Wall is a fine artist who primarily works in sculpture and painting. She is a recent graduate of the BA (Hons) Fine Art degree in Crawford College of Art & Design. She was awarded the MTU Student Engagement Exhibition which was her most recent group show in October 2022. Her exhibition in the MTU CCAD Graduate Show 2022 consisting of sculpture and painting also awarded her the Crawford Graduate Residency Award in Sculpture, the PM Group Purchase Prize Award, and the MTU Collection Purchase Prize for her large-scale sculpture Echo. https://www.instagram.com/elliewartwork
The exhibition is supported by MART Gallery, Fingal Arts Office, MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, and Fire Station Artists’ Studios.