Mary Conroy is a visual artist whose work incorporates traditional ceramic process with installation, object-making, social practice and participation. She holds a BA in Ceramics (2004) and a MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment (2011) from Limerick School of Art and Design. She has worked in Australia, Ethiopia, Ireland, Latvia and the UK. Recent residencies in 2018 include the Heinrich Boll Retreat on Achill Island off the West coast of Ireland, and Villa Exarchia in Greece.
Mary often works with existing communities of interest to create outdoor site-specific work. Her collaborative work Westfield Interpretive Signage has become a permanent installation at the Westfield Wetlands Special Area of Conservation in Ireland. In 2018, she has presented three solo exhibitions Street Doves in Athens, Site in Limerick and Ofrendas in Mayo, as well as three participatory outdoor artworks Paper kiln – Build and Burn in Kilkenny, and Wild Stencils and Swimming Otters in Limerick.
Reflections from Mary