Róisín Nolan (B. 1991) is an Irish multi-disciplinary artist based in Dublin, Ireland.

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. Detached from digital with a sole focus on analog, Róisín sources physical imagery to visually narrate stories through a queer intersectional feminist lens.

Applied patience is integral to her practice. Tme 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. Using time to consider the world thoughtfully creates fastidious results that communicate a range of experiences, ideas and commentary on the world around her.

Critical of inequality, wealth disparity, the lack of intersectional representation in prolific spaces, conservative politics and the influence of Colonialism, Catholicism and capitalism on modern Ireland, are themes undulating throughout her work.

Nolan is currently preparing to enter DCU this September as a mature student to study a Bachelor of Arts in Humanties (Psychology Major). She intends on appling the academic learnings from the degree to better inform her artistic practice. Presently, Róisín is working on a 440cm x 200cm billboard commission for the Project Arts Center in Temple Bar, Dublin in late October.

Education 

2004-10

Newpark Comprehensive School

2022-26

DCU, B.A. in Humanities (Psychology Major)

Group Exhibitions 

2018

Weeds Presents: Homegrown, Vancouver, Canada

2020

Group Show, Slice of Life, Vancouver, Canada (Cancelled due to Covid)

2021

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

2022

Publications

2020

New Word Order, Issue 01 - Irish based arts and literature publication

2021

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

2020

Open Cannabis Campaign - UK based medical / informational campaign

 Creative direction, social media manager

2021

‘Where Is She?’ - Dir. Laragh McCann, Irish short film

Props, analog collage artwork creation for set

2022

Chewie - Irish punk

Analog collage artwork for vinyl sleeve

The Reclaim Project (Ireland) x The Body Is Not an Apology

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.

Meryl Streek - Irish avant-garde punk, Venn Records
Analog collage album artwork

Jillelli - Irish multidisciplinary musician

Music video assit, props, stills