Gemma Kearney

Gemma Kearney uses sculpture, drawing and text to think about aspects of social/cultural power.

Her work is characterized by a spirit of material and symbolic engagement and a desire to implement ideas of action and negation. Gemma has an interest in indeterminacy, materialism, and anti-formal modes of art production.

Gemma has an MA in Fine Art from LASALLE College of the Art Singapore and a BA in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art and Design. Gemma has been a recipient of awards such as the Arts Council’s Visual Artist Bursary Award, Arts Council’s Agility Award, Artlinks Award, Chan Davies Art Prize and LASALLE Scholarship Award. Gemma’s work has been involved in exhibitions in Ireland, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and Germany

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Main image:

Title: it’s grand mother, 2018
Medium: steel, plastic, feathers, PVC, polyester, foam, epoxy resin, epoxy enamel, wood
Dimensions: 310cm (l) x 160cm (w) x 56cm (h)


Image taken at: Groups and Gangs, a solo exhibition at Chan+Hori Contemporary, Gillman Barracks, Singapore.

Bottom left image: 

Title: A landlord stuck on a strong and sturdy fence, 2022
Medium: wood, foam, rubbish, water-based polymer, resin, acrylic polymer and newspaper

Dimensions: 167cm x 152cm x 183 cm (approx.)


Image taken at: Grass Roots (2022) by Muine Bheag Arts, in Muine Bheag, Carlow.


Bottom right image: 

Title: Unlawful Assembly, 2018

Medium: wood, fabric, plaster on fabric, digital print on PVC, polyurethane foam, cardboard, newspaper, plastic bucket, castors and polymer paint on wood.
Dimensions: 230 x 520 x 410 cm (approx.)


Image taken at: Bit rot (MA Fine Arts exhibition) installation view, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2018. Photos: Weizhong Deng