About

Born 1980, Irvine, UK
Lives and works Reading, UK

contact@aileencreegan.com

I am interested in exploring how the absent can be made visible.

By revealing what is hidden I seek to create value; by making I become visible and strengthen my own sense of artistic identity.

I enjoy collecting and organising information to better understand the world, on subjects that, at first glance, might not always appear obviously useful. Information is my comfort blanket; Wikipedia trawls and Google Earth explorations are a way to self-soothe.

I find moving back and forth from tangible and virtual starting points interesting, particularly the dialogue between pieces at different stages of manipulation; most recently I have been exploring making using both manual and digital processes to draw out details and reconfigure prior work.

An artist-teacher, my teaching portfolio can be found here.

Solo Exhibitions
Aug 2017 – Poised For Peace, Filament 14, Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford

Selected Group Exhibitions
Mar 2018 – Hatched 2018, Jam Factory, Oxford
Aug 2017 – Americas 2017: All Media, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota
Aug 2017 – DING, Turbine House, Riverside Museum, Reading
June 2017 – Beyond Surface, Glass Tank, Oxford Brookes
May 2017 – Seven Counties Open, OVADA, Oxford
Jan 2017 – Healing Forces, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Dec 2016 – Icky:rus, Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading
Oct 2016 – Evolving Forces, Oxford Brookes
Jul 2016 – Open For Art 2016 Artist Trail, Jelly, Reading
Mar 2016 – Realisation, Pop Up Artist Teacher exhibition, Harcourt Hill, Oxford
Jan 2016 – Resistant Forces, OVADA, Oxford
Jul 2015 – Reading Arts Week, Town Hall, Reading
Jul 2004 – Department of Fine Art degree show, University of Reading

Residencies
Aug 2015 – A Conversation Space, Jelly, Reading

Education
2017 – Artist Teacher Scheme MA in Education, Oxford Brookes University
2006 – PGCE Art and Design, Secondary, University of Reading
2004 – BA Art, University of Reading