CHLOE AUSTIN

b. 1995, ROI

Lives and works in Belfast, UK

chloeaustinart@hotmail.com

 

EDUCATION:

 

2020       

                 

Master of Fine Arts, Ulster University, Belfast, UK

 

2017     

                     

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Crawford College, Cork, Ireland

 

SELECTED PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS:

 

2022   

Here's Me Here, Flax Arts Studios Project Space, February

Instructions Unclear, Billboard Project, Pssquared Gallery, January 

ROOMIES,  In Motion at The Dollhouse Space, The Netherlands, January

2021    

Going Up The Wall, Pssquared Gallery, Royal Avenue, Belfast, April

IN SITU / IN PLACE, in partnership with TSDAP and Susak Expo, hosted by SHIM Art Network

Cuckoo Clock, Perspective Wellbeing Centre, Mayo, February

2020   

 

1FTSQ, Online Event, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, December

Swipe Right, Virtual Exhibition, Profile Gallery, December

NUA Collective Member Show, Virtual Exhibition, December

MFA Degree Show, Belfast School of Art, The MAC International, September

 

Not Alone, Touring Exhibition, Golden Thread Gallery, August

 

It Is I Who Leaves / It Is I Who Remains, Kinsale Arts Weekend, July

               

KEEP-DRY, Catalyst Arts, MFA, Ulster University, Belfast,  January

 

2019                         

 

K-Fest, Visual and Performing Arts Festival, Kerry, June

 

Normal Position, Show Position, Platform Arts, MFA Group Show, Ulster University, Belfast, May

2018                         

 

Lost + Found, Culture Night, Galway Arts Centre, September

 

ABSENCE, Solo exhibition, Kinsale Arts Weekend, Kinsale, July

 

K-Fest, Visual and Performing Arts Festival, Kerry, June

INABSOLUTE, Cork Film Centre Exhibition Award, Cork Film Centre, March -April

EXTRA, 130 Gallery, Western Carolina University, March

 

Nasty Women London, The Black & White Building, 74 Rivington St, London, March

 

Peripheries OPEN, Gorey School of Art, Wexford December-January

2017                         

 

TRUMPED, Nasty Women North East, Gateshead, November

 

Nasty Women North East, Clarity House, Gateshead, November

 

Sisters of The Moon, Waterford Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), July-August

 

Kinsale Arts Weekend, Kinsale, June 

Beyond Dialogue, Crawford College of Fine Art and Design, June

 

Nasty Women, Byker Community Centre, Newcastle, April

Roots and Wings, The House of Blah Blah, Middlesbrough, March

WORKSHOPS/TALKS:

2020 

 

In Conversation with Kitsch Doom, Matt Higgs and Ciara O'Neill, Online Event, Garter Lane, November                   

 

Poetry Workshop in response to ‘On Refusal’ Exhibition, The MAC, Belfast, January

2018  

Visiting Artist Lecture, Crawford College of Fine Art and Design, March

RESIDENCIES:

2022

The Dollhouse Space (Virtual Residency), The Netherlands

2021

Digital Arts Studios (DAS) Home Residency, Belfast

2020

TRANSIENT, Instagram Residency

 

MFA Takeover, Collaborative Instagram Residency

                                          

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:

2022

Gallery Assistant, Golden Thread Gallery, February - April

2021 - Present

Researcher for Clare Langan

 

2021 - Present

Studio/Committee Member of Flax Arts Studios, Emerging Artist Programme

2021 - Present

Co-Director at Platform Arts 

2021 

Invigilator, Golden Thread Gallery, Portrait of Northern Ireland Centenary Exhibition, October – November

 

2020 - Present  

Founder and Curator of IN MOTION, Video Artist Collective

2019 - Present          

            

Founder and Creative Director of RE-VISION Performing Arts Festival, Belfast

 

Selection Panel for Cork Film Festival, June – November

2018                         

 

Internship, 126 Gallery, Galway, July – January

Co-curator of BDGRL Exhibition, 126 Gallery, Galway, January

AWARDS:

2021                  

Micro - Grant Programme, Community Foundation NI 

 

Arts Council of Northern Ireland: Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme

126 Gallery Micro-Grant Programme

2020

Freelands Foundation for Re-Vision Performing Arts Festival

2019                       

 

Alice Berger Hammerschlag Award, Belfast School of Art, Ulster University

2018                       

 

INABSOLUTE, Cork Film Centre Exhibition Award, Cork Film Centre

SELECTED REVIEWS:

2020           

 

Critique: 'Not Alone' Travelling Exhibition,  Golden Thread Gallery, The Visual Artists News Sheet Online, by Gwen Burlington

https://visualartistsireland.com/critique-not-alone-travelling-exhibition

 

Visual Artist Newsletter, VAN 100, Four Decades of Irish Sculpture, review of 'KEEP-DRY', by Chloe Austin

https://visualartists.ie/van-ebulletin/out-now-march-april-2020-issue-of-the-visual-artists-news-sheet/

2017                      

 

'Sisters of The Moon', GOMA Waterford, by Eamonn Maxwell

https://curatoronabike.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/sisters-of-the-moon/

 

'Beyond Dialogue', CCAD Degree Show, CIRCA, by Lincoln

http://circaartmagazine.website/degree-shows-writers-choice/crawford-college-of-art-and-design-degree-show-chloe-austin/               

  

 

FEATURES:

2020 

Show Me How You Care, University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art

https://showmehowyoucare.cargo.site/

 

The Social Distance Art Project (TSDAP)

https://www.thesocialdistanceartproject.co.uk/multidisciplinary/o3slaj1i1re85yxwfb399451ihunn1

 

The MASS Collective, Issue: INHUMAN

https://www.the-mass.com/october-2020

 

Pssquared Gallery, Belfast, HOME WORK, Art in Lockdown

https://www.pssquared.org/projects/home-work 

2019                      

 

Brenda Magazine feature, issue ‘Twin’: https://www.brenda-mag.com/

2018                     

 

(Un)titled Publication: https://untitledpublication.com/chloe-austin-feature