Sean Hanrahan is a multidisciplinary artist based in Cork city, he exhibits nationally and internationally regularly. He has curated and co-curated several international exhibitions/exchanges with east European partners from Belarus. His work encompasses painting, printmaking, photography, textile installation, and collaborative practice.
Drawing upon art historical and sociological sources his practice incorporates a combination of philosophical inquiry and material investigation. Working in a wide range of media from traditional to unconventional, Hanrahan’s practice is process-driven and informed by site-specific research, through personal experience of engaging with social and political concerns. For him, this is the core aspect of being an artist, to examine our physical world and society, to interpret, interrogate and disseminate ideas through creative practice. Recent Residencies: Artist in residence at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) produced a site-specific flag Project Memory Anthem for IMMA’s A Radical Plot residency program August-October 2021. Facebook Artist in Residence (AIR) program, produced a large-scale mural for their Cork Oculus laboratory offices. Changing Rooms International Temporary Residency (TR5) Cork Midsummer Festival.