Alison Lowry

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Alison Lowry is a glass artist living and working in Belfast. In 2009 she graduated from the University of Ulster with a first class Honours degree in Art and Design. Since then she has won numerous awards including first place in the category ‘Glass Art’ at the Royal Dublin Show in 2009, the Silver medal at the Royal Ulster Arts Club’s Annual Exhibition in 2010 and the Warm Glass Prize in 2010 and 2011. Lowry employs a range of techniques to create her sculptures, working with cast glass and pâte de verre. Alison Lowry exhibits both locally and internationally and her work is held in several public collections. Her work is inspired by her interest in objects and antique Irish textiles. This fascination with lace and embroidery started with some family ‘heirlooms’, a collection of beautiful and intricate Irish white work hand made by female relatives generations ago. Lowry says, ‘These beautiful works of art were utilitarian items such as tablecloths and sheets and must have taken years to embroider. At the time they were considered to be mere ‘women’s work’ and definitely not art. Part of my practice tries to redress this balance by creating sculpture out of these much misaligned fabrics.”

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 The Study, Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark
2015 Gallery S12, Bergan, Norway

Selected Group Exhibitions 
2014 Body Talk, Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark
2013 Water Ways, Waterways Ireland Visitors Centre, Dublin
2013 Sculpture in Context, Dublin Horticultural Gardens
2013 Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2013 OMG, Red Cone Glass Centre, Stourbridge, UK Glass, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2013 New Glass – Old Skills, Broadfield House Museum, UK
2013 Perspective – Inspiration Uncovered, Craft Central, London
2012 Irish Craft Portfolio, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2012 Young and Loving +1, Gallerie Format, Bergen, Norway
2012 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin
2012 Engaging with Glass, Travers Gallery, Tacoma, WA, USA
2012 Elements, Shengling Gallery, Shanghai, China
2012 Glass Games, The Gallery, London
2011 Young and Loving, S12 Gallery, Bergen, Norway
2011 Vessels of Memory, Kilkenny Arts Office, Kilkenny
2010 Contemporary Glass, Belfry Arts Centre, UK
2010 Engaging with Glass, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
2009 National Craft and Design Fair, RDS, Dublin