Maud Cotter

Maud Cotter

*1954, Wexford, now lives and works in Cork, Ireland.

Maud Cotter: biography pdf
Education
1992–1998
: Delfina Trust Residency Award, London
1972–1975
: Crawford College of Art
Selected Solo and Two–Person Exhibitions
2025
: things seem to touch, so they are; Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland.
2024
: ab ovo, from the egg; Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
: a collect of will, (with special guest Simon Cutts) domobaal.
2022
: what was never ours to keep, solo exhibition at MOCA, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, co–curated by Caitlín Docherty and Ylva Rouse, to include 'what was never ours to keep' specially commissioned by MOCA.
: a consequence of ⁓ solo exhibition at the Irish Arts Center, 726 11th Avenue, Hell's Kitchen, New York, curated by Miranda Driscoll.
2021
: a consequence of – a dappled world, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland, accompanied by a publication with a new text by Jonathan Griffin alongside texts by Ed Krčma (2016), Michael Lightborne (2019) and Sarah Kelleher (2018).
2019
: a consequence of – a breather of air, The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Ireland (artist's publication with a text by Michael Lightborne).
2018
: a consequence of – without stilling, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland (artist's publication with an essay by Sarah Kelleher).
2016
: Matter of Fact, domobaal, London, UK (artist's publication with an essay by Ed Krčma).
2013
: The Air They Capture Is Different, joint exhibition with Karl Burke, MAC, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Artist's Newspaper).
: A Solution is in the Room, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
2011
: All Stuff Is Farce, book launch and solo show, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2010
: All Stuff Is Farce, book launch, Irish Consulate, New York, USA.
: Rumpus Room, The Third Space, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
: Objects that are no longer themselves, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France.
2009
: More than one way out, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
: Rumpus Room, Point B, Williamsburg, New York, USA.
: Open Studio, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France.
2008
: Not the Full Story, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2006
: Studio/House Open, Shandon, Cork, Ireland.
2005
: More than anything, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales (catalogue).
2004
: More than anything, Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland (catalogue).
2002
: also, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
: also, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland (catalogue).
: Things of no Fixed Meaning, The Process Room, I.M.M.A., Dublin, Ireland.
1999
: Shadow, Street installation, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland.
1998
: In Absence, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1996
: 'Outer Veil, Inner Shroud' Economist Plaza, St James’s, London.
1995
: 'Mute Displacement' Galerie Schlassgoart, Luxembourg (catalogue).
: 'The Heart Asks Pleasure' Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1991/92
: 'My Tender Shell' Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland.
: Maison Internationale de Rennes, France.
: West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (catalogue).
1991
: Solo Show, Riverrun Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1983
: 'Stained Glass, Painting and Drawing' Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland (catalogue).
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023
: Taking Form: Students Of The Year 1973–77, Maud Cotter, Eilis O'Connell, Vivienne Roche, Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
: 'Irish Energy' Joseph Beuys: design of installation of images alongside a work from the Beuys series 'Irish Energy', with the kind permission of Oliver Dowling, Professor Caroline Tisdall and the Beuys' Estate, The Bog Butter Room, collection of The Butter Museum, Cork, Ireland.
: carom, to strike and rebound; an original concept by Maud Cotter, commissioned by the National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland, developed in collaboration with Austin Mc Quinn, designed by Clancy Moore Architects, fabricated by Alex Pentek.
: Taking Form, Students of the Year 1973–76: Maud Cotter, Eilis O’Connell, Vivienne Roche curated by Sarah Kelleher and Brian Mac Domhnaill, Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
2019
: Coventry Biennial 2019: The Twin, curated by Ryan Hughes.
: Backyard Sculpture, organised by David Gates & Neil Gall, domobaal.
: London Art Fair, Art Projects: Dialogues, domobaal.
2018
: YOU ARE HERE, La Tannerie, France.
: 'Josef and Anni Albers: Voyage Inside a Blind Experience / Please Touch' Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
2017
: 'Nasty Women' Knockdown Centre, New York, USA.
2016
: 'something (as a line)' Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland.
: 2116, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
: 2116, Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan, USA.
: 'Compression' Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland, curated by Ed Krčma.
: '18 × 8: From Point A to Point B and Back again …' Point B Workspace, New York, USA.
: New West Cork Arts Centre inaugural exhibition, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland.
2014
: 'The Land of Zero' initiator/curator for The Land of Zero, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
: 'a soul's escape' Rubicon Projects at The Irish Georgian Society, Dublin, Ireland.
: 'Re–framing the Domestic In Irish Art' Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland.
2013
: 'Neither Here Nor There' video in response to Seamus Heaney’s poem Postscript, Poetry Project, Ireland.
: THE FUTURE PERFECT (Brave New World), Rubicon Projects Brussels, Belgium.
: 'Prelude Speaker: Contemporary Castletown' Castletown House, Kildare, Ireland.
2012
: 'Into the Light' The Arts Council 60 Years of Supporting the Arts, Dublin, Sligo, Cork, Ireland.
: 'The God of Small Things' Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2011
: 'this little bag of dreams' Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
: 'Point to Point' Kinsale Arts, Cork, Ireland.
: 'Gravity' Crawford Gallery, Cork. Ireland.
: ENTER SLOWLY, The Lab, San Francisco, USA.
: 'Emblem of My Work' The Laurence Stern Trust, York, UK.
2009
: 'Between Metaphor and Object' I.M.M.A., Dublin, Ireland.
: 'Then and now' Lewis Glucksman, U.C.C., Cork, Ireland.
: 'The Weight of Light' VISUAL, Inaugural Exhibition, Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland.
2008
: 'Discussions in Contemporary Sculpture' The Dock, Carrick–on–Shannon, Ireland.
: Pulse Miami Art Fair, USA (with Rubicon Gallery, Dublin).
: Pulse NY Art Fair, USA (with Rubicon Gallery, Dublin).
: 'Self as Selves' I.M.M.A., Dublin, Ireland.
2007
: Kilkenny Arts Festival (curated by Hugh Mulholland), Butler House, Kilkenny, Ireland.
: 'Coffee Project' Temple Bar Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
: Pulse NY Art Fair, USA (with Rubicon Gallery, Dublin).
2006
: Fiac Art Fair, France with Rubicon Gallery Dublin.
: Irish American Awards (nominee), New York, USA.
2005
: 'Vinyl' Cork 2005 European Capital of Culture, Cork, Ireland.
: 'C2' Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland (catalogue).
: 'Passing Through' selected Students of the Crawford College of Art and Design 1975–2005, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
: 'Forty Shades of Green' Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland (catalogue).
: New Sculpture from Ireland, New Art Centre Sculpture Park and Gallery, Wiltshire, UK.
: Art Brussels, Belgium.
: Fiac Art Fair, France.
: Art Cologne Art Fair, Germany (with Rubicon Gallery, Dublin).
2004
: 'Solid Space' Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
: 'In the time of shaking' Art for Amnesty, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (catalogue).
: 'The Raw not Cooked' Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
: Tír na nÓg, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland.
: Art Brussels, Belgium.
: Fiac Art Fair, France.
: Art Cologne, Germany (with Rubicon Gallery Dublin).
2002/2003
: 'Something Else' Contemporary Art from Ireland, Turku Art Museum/Amos Anderson Art Museum Helsinki/Oulu City Art Museum, Joensuu Art Museum, Finland (catalogue).
2002
: 'No Object No Subject, No Matter' Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.
: Irish Art from the Collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Stedelijk, Museum, Aalst, Belgium.
: Art Brussels, Belgium.
: Art 2002 London, UK (with Rubicon Gallery, Dublin).
2001
: Art Brussels, Belgium.
: Art 2001 London, UK (with Rubicon Gallery).
2000
: Locus International, series of site–specific responses to Swansea, Wales, UK.
: IMMA / Glen Dimplex Artist Award, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland (catalogue).
: Art Brussels, Belgium.
: Art 2000, London, UK (with Rubicon Gallery Dublin).
1999/2000
: '0044, Irish Artists in Britain' PS I Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA.
: Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA.
: Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland (catalogue).
1999
: 'Half Dust' Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.
: 'Objects in Time' West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland.
: 'A Measured Quietude – Contemporary Irish Drawing' Drawing Centre, New York; David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, USA.
: 'Some Bodies' Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.
: 'Theme' Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1998
: Art Fair London, UK (with Rubicon Gallery Dublin).
1996/1997
: 'Human Nature – Seven Artists from Ireland' touring Newfoundland, Canada (catalogue).
1995
: 'Compulsive Objects' Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (curator).
: 10, Galerie Schlassgoart, Luxembourg.
: 'Irish Steel' Model Arts Centre, Sligo; Limerick City Gallery; Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland (catalogue).
: 10, Galerie Schlassgoart, Luxembourg.
Commissions
2019
: 'the crow's nest' Commissioned by Leitrim County Council under the Percent for Art Scheme, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs at The Dock, Carrick–on–Shannon, Ireland.
2010
: 'Garden' The Department of Defence, Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland.
2006
: 'Once Upon A Time' private house, Paris.
2005
: 'House' Courthouse, Cork, Ireland.
2004
: 'More than Anything' Solid Space, Ormeau Bath Gallery, Belfast.
2003
: 'As I was saying' Sligo County Council, Tubercurry, Sligo, Ireland.
2001/2002
: 'Of Air and Everything, Looking Glass, Speculum' Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2000
: 'Four Clouds Approaching' Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin, Ireland.
1999
: 'Shadow' Temporary Installation, Outdoor Images, Curve Street, Dublin, Ireland.
1994
: 'Absolute Jellies Make Singing Sounds' The Green Building, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland.
1992
: 'Fast Fish Loose Fish' Castlebar Library, Mayo, Ireland.
1991
: 'Michael Scott Memorial Window' St Pancras Church, Kingston Lewes, East, Sussex, UK.
1988
: 'That Sound Meets Sense Straight as Lemons Meet Fish' Dublin Castle, Ireland.
1985
: 'Route Impeller' Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland.
Publications and Press
2020
: Irish artists left well alone, Sarah Kelleher hears from contemporary artists like Alice Maher and Maud Cotter about coping in the time of Covid–19, Sunday 12 April 2020, The Sunday Times.
2019
: Art Monthly 431: November 2019, review by Joanne Laws of 'a consequence of – a breather of air' at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Ireland.
: Michael Lightborne, an interview with Maud Cotter also published as an an artist's booklet for 'a consequence of – a breather of air' at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Ireland, made in collaboration with Claire Power (domobaal).
2018
: Sarah Kelleher 'Notes for a consequence of – without stilling' essay and artist's booklet made in collaboration with Claire Power for Maud Cotter's solo exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland (domobaal).
2016
: Ed Krčma 'To Diagram without Stilling : On Maud Cotter's Sculpture' essay and artist's booklet made in collaboration with Claire Power for Maud Cotter's solo exhibition 'Matter of Fact' (domobaal) 2016.
2014
: Peter Murray, Three Centuries of Irish Art, Crawford Art Gallery Collection (Gandon).
: In a Short Time, 2002, page 262–263 and More Than Anything, 2004, page 28.
: Paula Murphy, Art and Architecture of Ireland, The Royal Irish Academy, Sculpture volume III (Yale University Press) page 78–79, One Way of Containing Air, 1998, page 78.
: Catherine Marshall and Peter Murray, Art and Architecture of Ireland, The Royal Irish Academy, Twentieth Century volume V (Yale University Press) More Than Anything, 2009, page 507.
: Sarah Kelleher 'Karl Burke and Maud Cotter: The Air They Capture Is Different' The MAC, Belfast, Enclave Review (Cork).
2013
: Fergal Gaynor 'Maud Cotter: a solution is in the room' CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Enclave Review (Cork).
: Matt Packer 'A Solution is in the Room', Artist's Newspaper 'A Solution is in the Room', (Rubicon Gallery).
: Aengus Woods '40 Digressions on Measure' Artist's Newspaper 'Measure, (Rubicon Gallery).
2011
: Lara Marlowe 'Materials Girl' Painted With Words (Liberties Press, Dublin).
2011
: Brian McAvera, Maud Cotter 'mind over matter' Irish Arts Review, Summer 2011.
2010
: Joseph R. Wolin 'All stuff is farce' and Matt Packer 'to begin with a title?' All stuff is farce catalogue, Rubicon Gallery, (Dublin).
: Dictionary of Living Irish Artists, Plurabelle Publishing, Robert O'Byrne.
: Tim Maul interview with Maud Cotter, Circa.
2009
: Disturbingly domestic, by Aidan Dunne, Irish Times Review, 9 September 2009.
: Review by Kate Butler, Sunday Times, 27 September 2009.
2008
: 'A storm in a cluster of coffee cups' by Lara Marlow, Irish Times, 19 April 2008.
2007
: Aidan Dunne, Irish Times Review Arts, 31 January 2007.
2006
: 'Creative Space' by Gemma Tipton, Irish Times Feature 4 November 2006.
2005
: Angelika Richter 'Relational Sculpture More than Anything' catalogue, Rubicon Gallery, (Dublin).
: Katy Deepwell 'Dialogues: Women Artists from Ireland' (I.B.TAURIS) Peter Murray, (introduction) C2, Contemporary Art from Cork, (Gandon Editions).
: Objects, Structures and Systems, Visual Arts Newspaper, May/June issue.
: Brian Kennedy, Simon Cutts, Erica Van Horn (ed), Forty Shades of Green (Coracle Press).
2004
: Regina Gleeson 'Maud Cotter at Model: Niland' Circa, Winter 2004. 88–89
: Peter Murray 'Modular Infinity' Irish Arts Review, Autumn 2004.
: Cristin Leach 'Lost in Space', The Sunday Times, 17 October 2004 8–9.
2002
: Felicia Hughes–Freeland, Locws International, Swansea, Wales.
: Sarah Glennie 'also' West Corks Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland.
: Maja Koskinen 'Something Else – Irish Contemporary Art' Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland.
: Medb Ruane 'The Outer Limits' The Sunday Times, 21 April 2002, 10–11.
2000
: Brenda Mc Parland, Hugh Campbell, Glen Dimplex Artists’ Award, (Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin).
1999
: Peter Murray (ed), 0044 'Irish Artists in Britain, i–v' by Nuala Fenton (Crawford Gallery, Cork) James Kerr 'Project, The Burlington Cartoon' Circa, no.88, 17–28.
1998
: Profile 8 Maud Cotter, essay and interview by Luke Clancy (Gandon Editions) John O’Regan, (ed), (Gandon Editions, Cork).
: Brian McAvera 'Maud Cotter' Sculpture, (November) 78‐79.
: Hilary Pyle 'in absence' Circa (84, Summer 1998), 45–46
1995
: Mark Ewart 'Irish Steel' (Gandon Editions, Cork).
: Janice West 'Mute Displacement' (Galerie Schlassgoart, Luxembourg).
1993
: Rudi Stem 'Neon–Glas–Licht' Galerie Monica Borgward, Bremen, Germany.
1992
: Marina Warner 'Women's Art at Newhall' (Newhall, Cambridge).
1991
: 'Maud Cotter: My Tender Shell' essay by Nicola Gordon–Bowe, introduction by J.Montague (Gandon Editions).
1990/1991
: Hilary Pyle 'Cork Glass Now' Irish Arts Review Yearbook (Dublin) pages 44–52.
1986
: Nicola Gordon–Bowe 'Cork Glass Art' (Triskel Arts Centre, Cork).
1985
: Mark Ewart 'Irish Steel' (Gandon Editions, Cork).
1982
: John Hutchinson, The Irish Times, 3 August 1982.
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Professional Experience
2023/4
: Critical review, MArch, Queens University, Belfast, Ireland.
2019
: Critical Review, MArch, Cork Centre of Architectural Education, Cork, Ireland.
: Lecture and Critical Review for Residency Project, First year, Cork Centre of Architectural Education, Cork, Ireland.
: interior within an exterior day workshop, MAAP, Crawford College of Art, Cork, Ireland.
2016/19
: External Examiner, Sligo College of Art, Sligo, Ireland.
2017
: Matter and Space in a Contradictory Field day workshop, MAAP, Crawford College of Art, Cork, Ireland.
2014
: Critical Review, MArch, fourth year, Cork Centre of Architectural Education, Cork.
: Critical review, MArch, Masters of Architecture Course, Queens University, Belfast.
: On Line Studio Visit, hosted by Joseph R. Wolin, MFA Low Residency Students, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, USA.
: The Land of Zero, initiator/curator for The Land of Zero, 21 November – 6 December.
: The Land of Zero opens a space as a sculptural action for discussion within showing.
: The Land of Zero, presented in association with Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork City Council, Crawford Art Gallery, Pluck Projects, The National Sculpture Factory Cork.
2013
: Symposium 'Doubt & Visual Representation' Keynote Speaker, University College Cork, Cork.
: Lecture 'Spatial Intangibility – a Companion to Form' and critical review, Masters of Architecture Course, Queens University, Belfast.
: Consultation for the C.C.W. and Wellcome Trust, collaborative project, 'The Changing Perception of Images', Camberwell College of Art, London.
: Lecture 'Intangibility in Form' Masters of Architecture Course, Cork Centre of Architectural Education, Cork.
2012
: Appointed Jury Member of Architects Association of Ireland Award.
: 'A Solution is in the Room' AAI Lecture Series with Dominic Stephens.
: Lecture 'Overview of Practice' with critical review, Masters of Architecture Course, Queens University, Belfast.
: Final critical review fourth year, Cork Centre of Architectural Education, Cork.
: Lecture 'A Practice' with tutorials first and second year, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick.
2011
: Visiting Artist, Kent State University School of Art, Blossom Program, Ohio, USA.
: 'Every Way Out, a domino effect to the future' Maud Cotter, Visual Artist Ireland and Veronika Valk, Architect Estonia; present a synopsis of ideas shared at a seminar and week long workshops in Cork City September 2011 (in association with Rubicon Gallery Dublin, Cork City Council, The National Sculpture Factory Cork, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork Centre for Architectural Education, Cork Institute of Technology).
: 'Every Way Out, a domino effect to the future' presented by Dublin Contemporary (in association with Rubicon Gallery Dublin, Cork City Council, The National Sculpture Factory Cork, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork Centre for Architectural Education, Cork Institute of Technology).
2010
: Studio visit and artist's talk to students of Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, USA Studio visit and artist's talk to students of Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA Lecture, 'Into', Educational Department, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
2009
: Studio visit and artist talk to students of Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, USA 2008 Assessor, West Cork Arts Centre Architectural Design Competition.
2008
: Assessor, West Cork Arts Centre Architectural Design Competition.
2007
: 'The Space In–Between' Project Assessor, for Crawford College of Art and Design, the Cork Centre For Architectural Education, University College, Cork and the National Sculpture Factory.
2001
: 'The Cork Experience' Tutorials given to School of Architecture and Interior Design, University of North London, London.
2000
: Lecture 'Inside' School of Architecture, University College, Dublin.
1998–2003
: Member, Arts Council of Ireland.
1996
: Lecturer and Course Director on Glass Painting, Ausglass Conference, Canberra College of Art, Australia.
1993–1995
: External Examiner, Glass Department, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1994–1997
: Lecturer, Public Art Module, Chelsea College of Art, London.
1981–1989
: Lecturer and Course Director, Stained Glass, Crawford Municipal Art College, Cork.
: Founder Director of National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland.
Public Collections
Murray Edwards (formely Hew Hall) College, Cambridge (gifted by David Astor), Delfina Entrecanales, Collection, Arts Council of Ireland, Crawford Art Gallery, The Hugh Lane Gallery (Dublin City Gallery), IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), The Model, Sligo.
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