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    Aoibhin Maguire, b.1997 Belfast, Northern Ireland is a painter whose work explores the overlap between the actual and fictitious in our everyday lives. She obtained her BA in Fine Art from Lancaster University and graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in painting.

    Rendering complex subject matter in vibrant colour, Maguire incorporates surreal aspects to create a hybrid world where reality and
    imagination coexist. Recurring motifs and the healing properties of colour transform everyday anxieties into a cohesive narrative that acknowledges the chaos of existence. Ultimately, her interest in the flux between emotional extremes underpins her practice, as fear and desperation run parallel to hope and love.

    Aoibhin Maguire lives and works in London.

    2020-22 Royal College of Art, MA Painting
    2016-19 Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, BA Hons Fine Art, First Class Honours
    2017-18 Rowe Arts, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Exchange Program)

    Solo Exhibitions
    2023 This Earth Is Alien To Me, Pollen Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Group Exhibitions
    2023 The Lido Open, The Lido Stores, Margate, UK
         Seventeen, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, Marylebone, London, UK
         It’ll Be Alright, The Alchemy Experiment, Glasgow, UK
         Inaugural, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, Marylebone, London, UK
    2022 Barbican Arts Group Trust, Selected for Open Call, BAGT, London, UK
         Towards A New Intellectual Cosmos:A Reflection on Contemporary Forms Of Expression,
    Daa Art, London, UK
         RCA 22 Degree Show,
    Royal College of Art, London, UK
         What Is Becoming Us,
    RuptureXIBIT, London, UK
         Rupture Alumni Retrospective,
    RuptureXIBIT, London, UK
         Come one, Come all,
    The Function Suite, London, UK
         Pull over and take a cig,
    Espacio Gallery, London, UK
    D31 Art Gallery, Doncaster, UK
    2021 Work In Progress, Royal College of Art, London, UK
         Coping, in Colour,
    RuptureXIBIT, London, UK

    2020 Life on Venus, The Tub, Hackney, London, UK
         Feast: Holiday, Now, online ‘e-zine’ exhibition made by painting students at the RCA, London, UK

    2019 HU)MAN, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
         Beyond the Canvas,
    The Story, Lancaster, UK
    Miscellaneous Cartographies, Bowland Drawing Space, Lancaster, UK
    LICA Degree Show, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    2018 Aoibhin Maguire and Myrthe Biesheuvel, Baku Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (Duo Show)
         Annual Juried Exhibition, Rowe Galleries, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
         Local International, Spirit Square Arts Centre, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (Duo Show)
         Resist, C3 Lab, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
         Presented Artist of the Month, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
         18-25, The Herbarium, Lancaster, UK
         Global Experiences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    2017 Mineral Spirits, Rowe Galleries, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
         Coalesced, Theatre Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    2020-22 Sidney Perry Foundation, MA Sponsorship
    2020-21 The Chizel Educational Trust, MA Sponsorship
    2020 Col Arts Bursary Finalist

    April 2023 Leveraging Creative Arts For World Peace, Opportunities And Youth Transformation
    Healing through the Arts and finding Self Expression, Guest Speaker with Artvocacy in collaboration with We Are Cognito 
    April 2022 University of Sunderland, School of Art, Artist Talk
    April 2022 University of Sunderland, School of Art, Visiting Tutor 
    February 2022 Royal College of Art, Artist Talk 
    2023 Showing a selection of work in Alveston Fine Art, London, UK
    2021 Coping, In Colour, Curator, RuptureXIBIT, London, UK
    2021 EMERGING: A Room Full of Art, Curator, Aoibhin Maguire Gallery and Studio, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
    2021 Tutorials and Workshops, Aoibhin Maguire Gallery and Studio, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
    2018 Global Perspectives Book and Audio Trail, Featured Artist, Lancaster University, UK
    2018 Fragments of the Library of Babel, collabortive project to create a 34 ft installation for the library walls of Storrs Architectural Library, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA 

    2023 Auc Art, In The Studio with Aoibhin Msguire
    2023 Itll be Alright, Publication
    2022 Daa Art, Interview
    2022 Ghost Show, Publication
    2022 Megazine Summer Edition, Publication
    2121 EMERGING: A Room Full of Art, Article, Sunday World
    2021 I Think since Covid people are much more appreciative of art, Interview/Article, Sunday Life and Northern Ireland World