Dublin based artist, Isabel Nolan’s work includes sculpture, textiles, paintings, drawings, photography and writing. Approaching very large ideas at an intimate scale, her work focuses on the fundamental question of how humans bring the world into meaning. How we make, (through science, politics, agriculture, religion, etcetera), reality happen. Examining the knees of a sculpture, the status of a Neolithic artefact, or a solar storm in the 19th century, Nolan looks for the ways we can like, or even love, the difficult and complex human world we’ve made. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Kunstverein Langenhagen, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin; London Mithraeum/Bloomberg Space, London; Mercer Union, Toronto, CAG, Vancouver, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

The Weakening Eye of Day, 2014, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Installation view

EVA International, Limerick, 2018, featuring Screen (Sun comprehending glass) and The light pours out of you. Installation view

Backside, 2016, Pencil and colouring pencil on paper, 29.6 x 21cm

Lion Human (Löwenmensch) connecting earth and sky for over 40,000 years, 2019, hand-tufted 100% New Zealand Wool, 15 mm pile, 320 x 120 cm / 126 x 47.2 ins

Tender Beams, 2019, waterbased oil on canvas, hand-gilded 24 carat gold and painted clay frame, 60 x 50 cm / 23.6 x 19.7 in, 62.5 x 52.2 x 4.9 cm framed / 24.6 x 20.6 x 1.9 ins framed