Jill Quigley

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Jill Quigley is an artist from Inishowen, Donegal, Ireland. She grew up on a dairy farm, the environment of which, has inspired many her works. Originally Quigley studied art history and ancient history and later went on to do a Masters in photography at the University of Ulster in 2012.
The work in her Rural Fluorescent series explores the use of high-visibility materials in rural Ireland, intensely colourful or reflective materials that have become an increasingly common aspect of the visual landscape of the countryside. The use of high-vis materials is unusual in that it is at once both an aspect of material culture in the rural environment for which the least concern for the aesthetic is displayed – that is, its visual impact is purely for the practical purpose of being visible for safety reasons – while at the same time being visually vibrant and striking.

Selected Exhibitions
2023 Abandoned, Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol, UK
2023 Megan Doherty, Rachel Glass, Jan McCullough, Jill Quigley, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France
2023 Making Art Photography: Creative Gesture, Draíocht Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland
2022 Swallowing Geography, Glebe House & Gallery, Donegal, Ireland
2022 Images Are All We Have, Photo Ireland 2022, The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
2022 Transcendent Documents, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, Rosses Point, Sligo, Ireland
2022 Builds, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
2021 Island Life: Photographs from the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol, UK
2020 Street View, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Ireland
2019 PXIX: Platform Arts Members Show, Platform Arts, Belfast, Ireland
2017 Post-Picturesque, Rochester Art Centre, 40 Civic Center Dr SE, Minnesota, U.S.
2017 Engage, Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Shot, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2017 Post-Picturesque: Photographing Ireland, Perlman Teaching Museum, Braucher Gallery, Northfield, Minnesota, U.S.
2017 YOUNG III – A New Generation, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Interactions, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Ireland
2016 Milk Shots, MILK Café, Glasgow, Scotland
2016 New Irish Works, Library Project, Dublin
2016 Sentimental Ballads, Encontros de Imagem, Braga, Portugal
2016 In Place, Dublin
2016 Art in the Eastside Billboard Exhibition, Belfast
2016 Projections 2016, Circulation(s), Paris
2016 K-fest, Killorglin, Ireland
2016 Jill Todd Photographic Award, Stills, Edinburgh
2015 Belfast Exposed Futures, Espace Lhomond, Paris
2015 Rural Fluorescent (Belfast Exposed Futures), Belfast Exposed, Belfast
2015 Inter//vention: Cottages of Quigley’s Point, Seen Fifteen (The Safehouse), London
2015 Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam
2015 Freshfaced + Wildeyed 2015, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
2015 House and Home (Belfast Photo Festival), Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland
2015 Remote Photo Festival, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
2015 Format 15: Evidence, Dedá, Derby, UK
2015 The Lie of the Land, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh
2015 Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2014 Reconstructions: A Response, Belfast Exposed, Belfast
2014 Art in the East Side Billboard Project, Belfast
2014 Beyond the Camera, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2014 MFA Photo Show 14, Gallery of Photography, Dublin
2014 GARRINCHA Installation, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast
2014 Shore Leave, Colony 14, Cardigan, Wales
2014 Graduate Show, University of Ulster, Belfast
2014 Schau Photo Festival, Dortmund, Germany
2014 ESPY Photography Awards, Elysium Gallery, Cardigan, Wales
2014 Self-Publish Showcase, Belfast Exposed, Belfast
2013 Interim, Belfast Exposed, Belfast
2012 f22@PhotoIreland, Mad Art Gallery, Dublin

2018 Jill Todd Photographic Award, 1st Place
2016 Space, Prix Pictet, Nominated
2015 Jill Todd Photographic Award, Highly Commended
2015 Workweek Prize, ArtQuest, Nominated
2015 Graduate Award, Magnum Photos, Nominated
2015 First Book Award, MACK, Nominated
2014 Outstanding Student Award, Royal Ulster Academy of the Arts
2014 ESPY Photography Award, Student Prize