BIO & INFO
Emma Healy (b. 1990, IRE) is an Interdisciplinary Artist based in Limerick City in the South-West of Ireland. Emma received a Masters scholarship and graduated with a Masters in Art & Process from Crawford College of Art in 2018 [2:1]. Following from her BA degree in Fine Art Sculpture & Combined Media, Limerick School of Art & Design in 2015 [1:1]. Currently, working as a Part-Time Tutor within the Learning Support Unit in Limerick School of Art & Design.
Healy intertwines her practice with the disciplines of Moving Image, Photography, Live Performance, Drawing and Sculpture. Thematically, she is motivated by the experiences of women, their bodies, rights, and societal influences. Often reverting to the personal and revisiting traumatic yet pivotal moments in life as a bonding agent in her works. This is evident in Witness (2015), which highlights the process of report and place of female victims of varying degrees of violence through photography and publication.
Material relationships are an important element and functions as a communicative tool to the audience. In the film series Rising Expectations (2017/2018) reflects action and labor through material-based performance on the topics of female representation and the ever rising, unattainable expectations of women and girls which coincides with her Thesis: Beauty Object: Objectification Versus Self Expression of Women on Instagram, which explores the social platform Instagram through human behaviour, women’s studies and reflection in Fine Art practice.
Recently, Emma was awarded a Film Bursary from The Arts Council of Ireland, of which she is currently exploring new relationships and collaborations with different Arts professionals, the use of everyday materials and the importance of location. Also, she is working with the concept of cognizance and acceptance of traumatic events and the influence of space and objects in the act of a trigger.
Healy also works within the film & tv industry where she works aa a Production designer on music videos most recently, Denise Chaila’s Holy Grail. Upcoming shows: Ranelagh Arts (2022), Cista Arts (2022) Previous Exhibitions and showings include; Mozi Motion Film Festival, Hilversum, Netherlands., Future Marginalia, CCAD, Cork, Ireland, K-Fest Music & Arts Festival, Killorgan, Kerry, Ireland., Back Up Film Festival (Weimar, Germany) Parachute Light Zero Act iii (Paris, France).
Emma Healy (b. 1990, IRE)
2017 Crawford College of Art & Design, Master of Art: Art & Process, 2:1.
2010-2015 Limerick School of Art & Design, Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture & Combined Media, 1:1.
2015 – present Learning Support Tutor, Limerick School of
Art & Design, Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands and Midwest, Limerick, Ireland.
Visual Artists Ireland (VAI).
Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland.
126 Artist-Run Gallery & Studios, Galway, Ireland.
2021 Visual Arts Agility Award, Arts Council of Ireland.
2020 Film Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland.
2017 Postgraduate Scholarship, Crawford College of Art & Design.
2014 Limerick Film Festival Best Artistic Film, Nominee.
2022 Ranelagh Arts Festival, Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland.
2022 Life as a Poem, online exhibition, Cista Art, London, UK.
2022 SVITLO/LIGHT, The Church Gallery (LSAD), Limerick, Ireland.
2021 National Comfort Blanket, PLUID, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2019 Mozi Motion Film Festival, Hilversum, Netherlands.
2017 Future Marginalia, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland.
2016 KFEST Music and Arts Festival, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland.
2016 backup Festival, Weimar, Germany.
2016 Frames Film Festival, New Mumbai, India.
2016 Festival Parachute Light Zero Act III, Paris, France.
2016 Diseases International Short Film and Art Festival, Valencia, Spain.
2015 Motley, Hive Gallery & Studios, Waterford, Ireland.
2015 ON, Limerick School of Art & Design, Limerick, Ireland.
2014 SCM Open Day, LSAD Church Gallery, Limerick,
2014 Re-occurrence, LSAD Church Gallery, Limerick, Ireland.
2014 KFEST Music and Arts Festival, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland.
2014 Recurrence, Old Krupps Factory, Limerick, Ireland.
2014 From Limerick with Love, Shannon Airport, Clare,
2014 Computer Cages, Fuerza Bruta, Culture Factory, Limerick, Ireland.
2022 Prop buyer, The Gates (Feature Film) (post-production), Stephen Hall (Director), Studio Atlantic (Production), Ireland.
2021 Production Designer, Embody (Artistic Short), Stephen Hall (Director) & Tob Omoteso (Movement Artist), commissioned by First Fortnight, Ireland
2021 Art Direction, Glory (Music Video), God Knows (Artist), Ireland.
2021 Production Designer, InVein (Artistic Short), Stephen Hall (Director) & Tobi Omoteso (Movement Artist), Commisioned by EVA International, Ireland.
2020 Production Designer, HOLY GRAIL (Music video),
Denise Chaila (artist), Ireland.
2019 Production Designer, CLOUT CHASING (Music video), God Knows (artist), Ireland.
2018 Production Assistant, NIGHTFLYERS BTS
(Netflix series), EPIK MEDIA, Ireland.
2017 Art Department, NIGHTSHIFT (Feature), Greenflash Pictures, Ireland.
2016 Producer/ Script Supervisor, SITTERS (Short), Crypt TV, Ireland and Los Angeles.
2016 Script Supervisor/Continuity, Day Off (Short), RTE, Ireland.
2016 Producer/ Costume/ Script Supervisor, Dinner Date (Short), Crypt TV, Ireland and Los Angeles.
2014 Producer, The Pull (Short), Ireland.
2013 Producer, Upgrade (Feature), Ireland.
2018 CIRCA Art Magazine, Degree Show Review: Writers Choice, Writing Commission.
2015 Shannon Heritage, Corn Barn Show Video and Animation, Commission.
2014 Limerick City of Culture, Fuerza Bruta performance and sculpture, Commission.
Printed Projects and Research Papers
2017 Beauty Object: Objectification Versus Self Expression
of Women on Instagram, Master Dissertation, Crawford
College of Art & Design.
2015 Witness, a printed project by Emma Healy.
2015 Day of the Woman: A Discussion of the Exploitation of Women in the film I Spit on Your Grave, Contemporary Culture and Art, BA Dissertation, Limerick School of Art & Design.
2022 Participant, IMMA Summer School, Ireland.
2022 Social Media Coordinator, SVITLO/LIGHT, Auction & Fundraising Event in support of Irish Refugee Council for incoming Ukrainian Refugees.
2018 Invigilator, EVA+ International, Limerick, Ireland.
2017 Collaborator and Speaker Liaison, Notes From The Margins, Crawford College of Art, Cork, Ireland.
2017 Writer Liaison, Future Marginalia, Crawford College
of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland.
2016 Certificate in Advanced Dressmaking, LCFE, Limerick, Ireland.
2015 Performance Art Workshop with Alastair MacLennan, Limerick, Ireland.