shane finan

visual artist from Sligo, Ireland.

BA in Fine Art from IT Sligo and an MSc in Interactive Digital Media from Trinity College Dublin.

Work including painting, sculpture, mixed media installation and interactive digital media in indoor and outdoor spaces. Projects engage with community, place and technology.

The works are influenced by the places where they are made, and by the social and cultural aspects of these places.

2016: awarded the Visual Artists Ireland @ Digital Arts Studios Residence Award. Completed this residency in January 2017 when an exhibition took place at the Duncairn Art Centre.

latest news

updated january 2018

south america 2017

In October 2017 I worked on a research trip with Pierre Auger Observatory, Malargue, Argentina, exploring the technical developments in the observation of cosmic rays in earth's atmosphere. This research will be developed into art projects in the coming months.

In November 2017 I worked with Gstaadfilm: International Festival for Short Art Films as European Manager in Montevideo, Uruguay.

communication and technology

I am currently investigating the idea of language and synesthaesia through a project using projection and programmed, painted computer keyboards. More to follow on this in 2017.

An initial prototype of this work can be seen in the video here.

Further projects on lost language and dichotomous systems have begun. Updates will follow soon.

upcoming projects 2018

In February 2017 a solo exhibition of digital and painting work will take place in Rye, England. Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain.

See shows for more details.