Blawnin Clancy

Blawnin Clancy’s visual arts practice examines the themes of voyages, discovery and colonisation by exploring the relationship between landscape, memory and place.
Making work influenced by Irish and Icelandic locations, her work speaks to the lure of the unknown and the construct of the remote. She paints speculative happenings on isolated islands, places that lend themselves to fantasy and mythologising. Interest in these themes has materialised by experiencing artist residencies in rural Iceland.


Born in New York City and growing up in a peripatetic family, childhood was spent in a migratory pattern. Her family lived in Ireland for the summer and returned to the US for the school term. She studied at the Crawford College of Art, Cork and graduated from NCAD, Dublin with an Honours Degree in Design. She has been exhibiting paintings since 2001 and lives and works in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

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