Phone : 087 2316484

Email : sorcaofarrell@gmail.com

Bio

22nd September, 2017

 

As well as featuring in many private collections, Sorca’s work is included in many corporate and public collections ,including the National Gallery of Ireland. Her  work has been bought for the AIB collection,(by Dr Frances Ruane) and also for Trinity College Dublin(by Professor Anne Crookshank).She recently completed a portrait for The Office of Public Works, and has had work included in the RHA annual exhibition(2015,2016)

 

Background:
Sorca is a graduate of The National College of Art and Design(Fine Art, Printmaking) and Dunlaoghaire School of Art and Design.She lives and works in Howth ,Co.Dublin,and has exhibited work in The National Gallery of Ireland( A Celebration of Drawing),RHA annual exhibitions,Dunamaise Arts Centre,The Cow Parade, Sligo Visual,SO Fine Art Gallery,Hamilton Gallery, as well as solo exhibitions(most recently “Towards the Light” in Art at The House,Howth.

 

Artist Statement:
“Currently ,my work reflects a direct emotional response to my surroundings; an immediate, emotive and contact driven reaction to the landscape through which I walk. I aim to capture the feeling, atmosphere and moods of the cliff paths of Howth .I do this by building up areas of textured darkness with marks in charcoal and ink, in contrast to areas of light ,rubbing away and building to create a layered ,visual and deeply felt description of the landscape around me” .

 

Qualifications:
1981; N.C.E.A. Diploma Fine Art,  Honours
1982; N.C.A.D. Honours Degree BA Fine Art Printmaking
1986; N.C.A.D. Higher Diploma with Distinction for Teachers of Art and Design

 

Teaching:
1986: Lectured in D.L.S.A.&D.(Drawing)
1987: St Patricks College(Ceramics)
1987-2001 ; Parnell Square V.E.C., St. Fintans School Sutton

 

Exhibited in:
National Gallery of Ireland (A Celebration of Drawing
RHA Annual Exhibition 2015,2016
SO Fine Art Gallery, Dublin
Hamilton Gallery Sligo ( A Terrible Beauty 2016)
Dunamaise Arts Centre
Art at The House, Howth
Kildare Artists Notebook
Guinness Hop Store
Cow Parade


Collections:
National Gallery of Ireland,
AIB Art Collection,
Office of Public Works,
Trinity College Dublin