Ciara Phillips


Turner Prize nominee Ciara Phillips works with printmaking to create expansive context-specific installations. She combines photographic imagery with borrowed text and process-driven experimentation to create layered installations of prints on paper and fabric. And she regularly opens up her exhibitions as working print studios foregrounding collaboration and making visible artistic production

Phillips cites the work of artists' collectives such as See Red Women's Workshop, Chicago Women's Graphics Collective and Group Material as important influences, and her works often makes reference to the screen-prints and teaching methodologies of Corita Kent, an American artist, educator and advocate for social justice.

In her most recent exhibition at Plymouth Arts Centre she was one of five artists making work for We The People Are The Work, a major visual arts project across five venues in Plymouth that explored ideas of power, protest and the public.

In September 2018 her major new commission will be on display at the new V&A Dundee. Ciara also will also be making new work for upcoming shows at GRAFIKENS HUS and Trykkeriet, Bergen. 

Ciara Phillips is a Canadian/Irish artist based in Glasgow. She exhibits widely in the U.K., Europe and North America. Other recent exhibitions have taken place at: Glasgow Print Studio for Glasgow International 2018;  21st Biennale of Sydney; Benaki Museum, Athens; Western Front, Vancouver; CCA Derry-Londonderry; Konsthall C, Stockholm; Bergen Kunsthall; The Showroom, London; Neues Museum, Nuremberg and Inverleith House, Edinburgh.

Alexandra Petrie