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Clare Lyons

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Clare Lyons is a photographer and visual artist living in Dublin. Her work is typically deeply private and explores themes of trauma, memory, and her personal struggle with mental illness. In 2019 she completed a residency at Arts, Letters and Numbers in New York where she had her first solo exhibition. This work was then shown at Rathfarnham Castle as part of group show The Invention of Memory curated by Julia Gelezova and included on the main programme of the PhotoIreland Festival. Clare is currently Assistant Editor at Junior Magazine which is an annual journal showcasing emerging Irish photographic talent, and is a member of Ormond Art Studios.

Currently - MFA Photography, Ulster University
2016 - BA Hons Photography (first class honours), Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT)

Solo Exhibitions
2019 - Back Into Your Mind, Arts, Letters and Numbers, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019/20 - Life in Still Life, OPW Touring Exhibition, Tyrone, Down, Dublin & Galway
2019 - In The Making: Ormond Art Studios 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Dublin
2019 - Tsundoku, The Library Project, Dublin
2019 - Halftone Print Fair, The Library Project, Dublin
2019 - The Invention Of Memory, curated by Julia Gelezova, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin
2019 - #tootiredwarsaw, curated by Tara Wray, Leica 6x7 Gallery, Warsaw
2019 - Third-Thursday, curated by Jennifer Park, Arts, Letters and Numbers, New York
2019 - #tootiredcanton, curated by Tara Wray, St. Lawrence University, New York
2018 - Halftone Print Fair, The Library Project, Dublin
2018 - Pairs, curated by Taproot Art, Rare Gallery, Dublin
2018 - Living Proof, curated by Caoimhe Donnelly, The Tara Building, Dublin
2017 - Winter Open Exhibition, RUA RED, Dublin
2017 - Junior Magazine Takeover, The Library Project, Dublin
2016 - Nothing in Stone, Steambox Gallery and Studios, Dublin
2016 - I Am Doing Things: The Graduate Showcase, IADT, Dublin

Awards and Residencies
2019 - Universities Ireland North/South Postgraduate Scholarship
2019 - Winner, #FotoRoomOPEN, Espace Jörg Brockmann Edition
2019 - Residency at Arts, Letters and Numbers, New York
2019 - Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland

Office of Public Works Ireland

Fieldnotes, published by Damn Fine Press, November 2019

Publications, Reviews & Features
Der Greif Guest Room
The Irish Times
District Magazine's Guide to Dublin City
Junior Magazine
Guts Magazine
BLOW Magazine