Lily O’Shea (b. 1997) is an artist and writer based in Cork concerned with political questions surrounding the contemporary labourer. Lily’s work utilizes performance, sculpture, and text to expand on the materiality of precarity while foregrounding various anxieties endured by the modern-day worker.
Lily is currently a graduate resident at 126 Artist-Run Gallery, Galway, an associate member of Sample-Studios, Cork, graduate resident at Backwater Artists Group, Cork, and recently completed a desk research residency at The Guesthouse Project, Cork. Recent group exhibitions include; a passive house, a publication initiated by Cork based curator Ali O’Shea involving artists Fiona Kelly, Dori O’Connell, Mary O’Leary and Lily O’Shea (2020); Rhetoric Degree Showcase, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland (2020); Villa the End, Berlin Gallery Weekend, Charlottenburg, Germany (2019). Recent writing include; ‘Laggard’, a text featured on The Paper website, The Paper, (2021); ‘Collaborative Survival in Precarious Times’, a text featured in Hypertext (Issue 06), Bloomers Magazine, (2020).
‘Laggard’, a text featured on The Paper website – The Paper, 2021.
‘Collaborative Survival in Precarious Times’, a text featured in Hypertext (Issue 06) – Bloomers Magazine, 2020.
a passive house – project with Glasgow and Cork-based curator Alison O’Shea.
Rhetoric – Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland – online degree showcase.
Villa the End – Pillkaller Alee 2, Charlottenburg, Berlin Gallery Weekend, Germany – selected group exhibition.
Art(ist) Film – The Gate Cinema, Indie Film Festival, Cork, Ireland – selected group exhibition.