Isobel Egan graduated in 2005 with a Masters of Arts, Design, Ceramics from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Taylor Art Award from the Royal Dublin Society in 1999, the Golden Fleece Award (merit) in 2006 and the Visual Art Bursary Award, along with a Solo Exhibition, from Kildare County Council and Art Services in 2014.
In 2006, Isobel Egan represented Ireland at the European Ceramics Context in Borholm, Denmark. Her work is in a number of permanent collections including the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin and the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan. She is also a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and Ceramics Ireland.
Inspired by architecture and its multi-dimensional portrayal of form, Egan’s inspiration for her work is multifaceted and includes architecture, space, memory and emotion. She works exclusively with porcelain as the intrinsic characteristics of the material, its translucence and delicate paper-like quality enables Egan to fully realise her concepts.
2016 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Zozimus, Dublin, Ireland
2016 The Story in Art, Candida Stevens Fine Art, West Sussex
2016 Bijou, Candida Stevens Fine Art, West Sussex
2015 Solo Exhibition, Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare, Ireland.
2015 Duality of Function, Contemporary Clay, Galway Arts Centre.
2015 Portfolio at Solomon Fine Arts, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Centred, Ceramics Ireland, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Generation Exhibition, NCAD, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Moving Objects, International Academy of Ceramics, Dublin Castle, Ireland
2013 LandMARKS, The Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford, Ireland
2012 Irish Craft Portfolio, Royal Hibernian Academy
2012 Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
2012 Eigse, VISUAL Centre of Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland
2011 Dearc, Celebrating 150 Years of the RDS Taylor Art Award, RDS, Dublin, Ireland
2011 Sliding Rock Gallery, Spiddal Co. Galway, Ireland
2011 The Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2010 Korero, Ceramics in Conversation, Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
2010 Nexus, Blue Wall Gallery, Corracanvy, Co. Cavan, Ireland
2007 All Fired Up, The National Museum, Collins Barricks, Dublin, Ireland
2007 Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin.
2006 European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark
2006 Irish Contemporary Ceramics, Touring Exhibition – Limerick City Gallery of Art, South Tipperary County Museum, The National Crafts Gallery, Kilkenny; The National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Ireland
2005 Not Just Pots: Irish Ceramics of the 21st Century, the National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin, Ireland
2005 MA Show, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland
2003 Permaculture, R=MV2, The Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
2002 Ceramics and Print, St John’s Arts Centre, Co Kerry, Ireland
1999 The Taylor Art Award, RDS Winners, travelling exhibition, RDS Dublin, Dundalk County Museum, Ulster Museum in Belfast, N. Ireland.