Hi, I’m a visual artist and researcher based in County Wexford, Ireland.
The influence of my formative years spent in London and during what is commonly described in Ireland as The Troubles has became a strong backdrop to my work. Contradicting Information portrayed by both the UK and Irish print and broadcast media of the time has led my interest in multiple social histories and the power structures that add to the control of our perception of events and place.
My work questions the representation and the construction of images and histories, while also focusing on the tension between text and image, between reading and visualising and in a larger sense between the fabricated and the real.
Although conceptually based, the use of photography and video enables the viewer to engage with the works on several levels, while also being accessible at face value by a wider non-art educated audience.
Fergus Doyle has worked on several public art installation projects as Technical Manager, including;
Kilkenny Arts Festival, 2008.
The 2004 Carlow Art Festival eigse.
Visual Arts Coordinator with Carlow Arts Festival Visualize.
Co Founder of Studio 9 Wexart in 2010, an artist run studio provider and resource center for Graduates and emerging artists. http://www.studioninewexart.com/
Fergus Graduated from Wexford School of Art and design, Wexford campus of IT Carlow with a First Class honours in 2009.
Currently working as Technical Officer at Wexford School of Art and Design, Wexford Campus.
Watermarks, Wexford Library.
SOMA Contemporary, Waterford.
Artist Seminar – Alternative Access to Art Spaces, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Caerfyrddin, Wales, UK
Solo Show – Wexford Arts Centre
Group Show – HIVE Waterford
Artist Talk, Sustaining Artist run spaces. Wexford arts Center
Group show – Studio 9. Artist Run Space, Wexford
Short listed for the 2011 Siamsa Tire Emerging Artist Award in conjunction with The Project Arts Center Dublin
Shortlisted for the 2010 Emerging Artist Award, Wexford Art Center / Artlinks
Kilmore Quay International Film Festival, Wexford
Solo exhibition – Wexford Arts Center, Wexford
Degree Show, Wexford School of Art & Design
Group Show – Little Enders, Wexford
Group Show – URBAN 07, Wexford Arts Centre
Group Show – Gorey Business Park, Wexford
Hot Punch, Gorey, Wexford
Group Show – Hopewire Gallery, Bunclody, Wexford
Group Show – Mary Ward Building, Gorey, Wexford