Ayelet Lalor

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Biography

Born in 1974, Ayelet studied at Grennan Mills Craft School, Glasgow School of Art, and NCAD, Dublin, graduating with a BA in 1996, and MA in 2009. She was surrounded by independent, free thinking women growing up. This has shaped her work greatly, the strong female form being central to her artwork, embellished by strong decorative aspects of colour, pattern and texture. From establishing her practise in 1999, she has worked in clay, bronze, concrete and even edible materials like chocolate, diversifying into other mediums including painting, print and illustration in more recent years. Her work has been commissioned both publicly and privately, and collections include the OPW, The Irish Embassy in London, Mason, Hayes and Curren and Limerick City Gallery. She has exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Crafts Fair, the National Museum of Ireland, Gormleys Fine Art, Sculpture in Context, the RDS National Craft Awards, The Millcove Gallery and Farmleigh among numerous others, in Ireland and abroad.

 

Solo Exhibitions
2022 A Life at Odds, Blue House Gallery, Schull, West Cork
2019 Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght – Café wall
2013 Awkward Beauty, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Tipperary

 

Selected Exhibitions
2023 Blue House gallery, 3 person ceramics show, Schull, West Cork
2023 Bloom + Montenotte garden exhibition with the Kildare Gallery
2022 RUA Annual Exhibition, RUA, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2022 Untold Artists Stories – Graphica Creativa, 16th International Print Triennial, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland
2022 Sculpture in the Garden, Kildare Gallery @ Montenotte Hotel, Cork
2022 RHA Annual Exhibition, Ely Place, Dublin
2021 RHA Annual Exhibition, Ely Place, Dublin
2021-2015 Blue House Gallery, (Various annual shows), Schull, West Cork
2019 As an Domhain Seo – Out of this earth, Blue House Galley, Schull, West Cork
2019 Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, London, 10 Hands Crafts Ireland
2019 Sculpture at Kildare Village, Kildare Gallery, Carton House, Maynooth
2019-2018 The Doorway Gallery, Dublin 2, Christmas show
2018 Creates, Cork Airport, West Cork
2018-2017 Creates, Skibbereen Arts festival, West Cork
2015 – 2014 The garden of sculptures – Award-winning garden, Bloom, Phoenix Park, Dublin
2013 The Doorway Gallery, Dublin 2, Edible Art Exhibition, Culture night
2013 Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham , Ceramics Ireland Selected Members show
2013 WaterLand, Waterways Centre, Dublin, Curated group show
2012 Mason, Hayes and Curran, Dublin, Annual exhibtion, Invited artists
2012, 2011 Gormleys Fine Art, Cullodin Hotel, Belfast, Art in the Garden
2012 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Millcove Gallery, Co Cork
2011 Contemporary Sculpture in Irish gardens, Ballintubbert House, Athy, Kildare
2011, 2009, 2006, 2004 Sculpture in Context, National Botanical Gardens, Dublin, Received Award
2009 Sculpture at the Hallward, Hallward Gallery, Dublin
2009 Wunderkammer, Waterways Centre, Dublin. In collaboration with National Museum of Ireland (Collins Barricks), Dublin
2007, 2006 All Fired Up, Irish Contemporary Ceramics, National Museum of Ireland / Collins Barracks / Crafts Council Gallery, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick
2004 Philadelphia, USA , Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Fair, Selected Irish Artists
1996 250th Exhibit, Selected Graduates, RDS, National College of Art and Design