Rene McBrearty

My work is interested in the formation of identity and the process of art making. I use performance, sculpture and drawing as tools to play: whilst making I explore a materials characteristics, I then give the material a personality, this in turn becomes a performance, and the process begins again. My performances and installations typically

investigate issues surrounding gender, power play, race and the notion of the artist as divine. A frustration at the inadequacy of language informs my practice; words can be misunderstood and body language misconstrued.

“There are experiences of landscape that will always resist articulation and of which words only offer a remote echo-or to which silence is by far the best response. Language is always late for its subject.”

www.renemcbrearty.com

Awards
Shortlisted Artist, Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor of the Year Award, Cheeseburn Sculpture, 2016
Hatton Gallery Prize, Newcastle University, 2015

Selected exhibitions
From the Rocks Above the Pass, House of Blah Blah, Middlesborough, 2016 Tender Bodies, Praxis Gallery, Newcastle, 2016
Project Radio, &Model, Leeds, 2015
Newcastle University Fine Art Degree Show, Newcastle and London, 2015 Off the Hook, System Gallery, Newcastle, 2015
Drafting, Baltic 39, Newcastle, 2015

Education
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University, 2011-2015
BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies Art and Design, Loughborough University, 2010-2011

renemcbrearty@live.co.uk
http://www.renemcbrearty.com/




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