Maria McKinney Returns To The Linenhall
Our 2021 Bolay Residency Recipient, Maria McKinney returns to the Linenhall gallery on Fri 6 May at 6:30pm
Maria McKinney was the second Bolay artist-in-residence at the Linenhall in 2021. Through her work she combines hand-craft with response to context. Her practice reflects on the wider societal implications brought about by developments in agriculture and genetic research, engaging directly with farmers and scientists to create work in relation to what they do.
In 2021 she also won the Golden Fleece Award and realised Totem Yokes, a project that reflecting on farming in County Wexford as part of an M11 per cent for art commission. She was recipient of the On Sight 2020 commission from the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life. Her project Sire has been exhibited Internationally, including at The Wellcome Collection, London, UK, The Museum of English Rural Life, Reading, UK, The RHA, Dublin, The RCC, Donegal, (solo), and at Pace University Gallery, NYC, USA, The Gregg Museum, North Carolina, USA, and Sunderland Museum, UK (group).