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Izzie Beirne

Izzie Beirne (b.1996) is a UK, London based artist from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Beirne studied her BA (Hons) Fine Art at Leeds Arts University (2019) and her MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University in London (2023).

Beirne primarily works with painting alongside ceramics, creating works which deal with feminist themes of women’s safety, sexual violence and trauma, internalised punishment and then recovery and a reclamation of pleasure. Beirne’s process begins by making videos or researching films that deal with the subjects she is exploring. From these films Beirne finds stills to transform into paintings, creating canvases with frenzied movements, blur and variety of focus. Beirne uses ceramics to add to the level of discomfort permeating the work, creating pieces that reference decay, fragility and the grotesque. Ceramic worms, maggots and plates of fruit and cream create an uneasy dialogue with the visceral cinematic paintings. This push and pull in the works capture the themes in her practice which are messy, gut wrenching and hard to digest.

Awards

Almacantar Award Winner 2023

Shortlisted Global Design Graduate Show 2023

Shortlisted Acme Award 2023

Shortlisted Robert Walters Prize 2023

Exhibitions

CAN Art Fair - Contemporary Art Now, Ibiza - June 2024

South Open 2 - OHSH, London - April 2024

Serving Gluttony - Unit, London - April 2024

Visceral - Plan X, Milano - March 2024

Buffer 2 - Guts Gallery, London - November 2023

Anamnesis - Maximillian Wolfgang Gallery, London - September to November 2023

Goldsmiths MFA Degree show - Goldsmiths, London - July 2023

Depford X - Goldsmiths, London - September 2022

Territoil - ArtHub, London - May 2022

OnHold - Goldsmiths, London -  February 2022

 

Let Us Eat Cake - Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough - July 2021

 

New Tenants - Online - March 2021

 

Cultivate Presents (And With Good) Reason - Online - June 2020

Uncanny Characters - The Bowery, Leeds - December - January 2019 - 2020

Free Range – The Old Truman Brewery, London – July 2019

Blinked – Leeds Arts University, Leeds – June 2019

Girls Shitting Money in the Wind – Open Source Arts, Leeds – May 2019

Female Gaze – Old Red Bus Station, Leeds – March 2019

Two – Wharf Chambers, Leeds – May 2018

Y Not? – Wharf Chambers, Leeds – May 2017

Education

MFA Fine Art - Goldsmiths University (2021-2023)

BA Fine Art – Leeds Arts University (2019)

Contact

beirneizzie@gmail.com

@izziebeirneart

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