Róisín Nolan (B. 1991) is an Irish multi-disciplinary artist based in London, UK.
A self-taught artist, she has worked in fashion retail, the Canadian TV and film industry, and creative communications for Canadian and UK-based start-ups in the legal cannabis sector.
Specialising in collage on paper, a satirical Dadaist influence is evidenced throughout her work. Róisín sources physical imagery to visually narrate stories through a queer intersectional feminist lens.
Applied patience is integral to her practice. Time spent out in the physical world searching for imagery or engaging with people in shops or on the street is used to consider potential applications for symbolism, theory, and philosophy in her work.
Her criticism of inequality, wealth disparity, the lack of intersectional representation in prolific spaces, conservative politics, and the influence of colonialism, Catholicism, and capitalism in modern Ireland, are thematically present in her collages.
Nolan has recently relocated to London, UK, and is working as a content and community manager in the legal cannabis sector. Over the past few months, she has been focused on designing album artwork across a range of genres, alongside design work for theatre, film and most importantly, for fun.
Newpark Comprehensive School
DCU, Psychology (Sociology Minor)
Weeds Presents: Homegrown, Vancouver, Canada
Group Show, Slice of Life, Vancouver, Canada (Cancelled due to Covid)
Postcards by Platform, EastSide Arts x Platform Arts, Belfast NI
ArtOut 2022: Queering the Pandemic, Gulfport Public Library, Florida, USA
Queer Spectra Arts Festival (Group), Salt Lake City, USA
Taproot Art Auction (Group), Co. Dublin, Ireland
Common Spaces: 3fe, Ranelagh, Co. Dublin, Ireland
New Word Order, Issue 01 - Irish based arts and literature publication
Bealtaine Magazine, Issue 01 - Irish based arts and literature publication
Trinity News - Artist interview with Conor Nolan, Independent newspaper, funded by Trinity College Dublin
Commissions, Commercial and Workshops
Open Cannabis Campaign - UK based medical / informational campaign
Creative direction, social media manager
‘Where Is She?’ - Dir. Laragh McCann, Irish short film
Props, analog collage artwork creation for set
Jillelli - Irish multigenre / pop musician
Music video assist, props, stills
Online collage workshop as part of a facilitated discussion for gender minorities & women who have experienced power abuse within their creative fields. Collage will be workshopped to assist participants with expressing what they've learned throughout the discussion.
Project Arts Center - Irish contemporary arts center
Public billboard commission
Album artwork for vinyl sleeve cover, analog collage
The Music Tricked Me - Irish music industry podcast
Podcast logo, analog collage
The United States vs. Ulysesses - Play by Colin Murphy
Poster design, analog collage
Meryl Streek - Irish avant-garde punk, Venn Records
'Sophomore album artwork, analog collage (in progress)