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Julie Merriman
updated: 05/20/2012
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Examples in Engineering drawing I
Examles in Engineering drawing II
Examles in Engineering drawing III
Arch
Carriage I & Airship I
Arrangement I
Equation 64 I & II
Disruption, Rolandwerft III
Disruption, Rolandwerft V
Disruption, Rolandwerft IV
Disruption, Rolandwerft VI
Disruption, Rolandwerft VII
Installation view, Ship IX
Ship VI
ship I
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, repetition, mapping, landscape, memory, process, figurative, meditative
 
 
Examples in Engineering drawing I by Julie Merriman
Examples in Engineering drawing I
carbon on paper and translucent paper
2012
27.5" x  39" 
Examles in Engineering drawing II by Julie Merriman
Examles in Engineering drawing II
carbon on paper and translucent paper
2012
27.5" x  39" 
Examles in Engineering drawing III by Julie Merriman
Examles in Engineering drawing III
carbon on paper and translucent paper
2012
27.5" x  39" 
Arch by Julie Merriman
Arch
wax crayon and ink on carbon paper
2011
11" x  15" 
Carriage I & Airship I by Julie Merriman
Carriage I & Airship I
carbon on paper and translucent paper
2012
20" x  65" 
Arrangement I by Julie Merriman
Arrangement I
carbon on canvas
2011
42" x  43.5" 
Equation 64 I & II by Julie Merriman
Equation 64 I & II
carbon on canvas
2011
28" x  65" 
Disruption, Rolandwerft III by Julie Merriman
Disruption, Rolandwerft III
carbon on masking tape on paper
2010
52" x  59" 
Disruption, Rolandwerft V by Julie Merriman
Disruption, Rolandwerft V
carbon on canvas
2010
37" x  40" 
Disruption, Rolandwerft IV by Julie Merriman
Disruption, Rolandwerft IV
carbon on canvas
2010
38" x  36" 
Disruption, Rolandwerft VI by Julie Merriman
Disruption, Rolandwerft VI
carbon on canvas
2010
36.5" x  45.5" 
Disruption, Rolandwerft VII by Julie Merriman
Disruption, Rolandwerft VII
carbon on canvas
2010
36" x  46.5" 
Installation view, Ship IX by Julie Merriman
Installation view, Ship IX
carbon on carbon paper
2010
0" x  0" 
Ship VI by Julie Merriman
Ship VI
carbon on carbon paper
2009
27.5" x  43" 
ship I by Julie Merriman
ship I
typewriter ribbon on paper
2009
35.5" x  47" 

Artist Statement

My practice is centred in the history and meaning of visual marks, in the lexis used to visually describe structure, place, concept and theory.  Working from archival material I researches histories, and through conversational exchange, explore the conventions of various drawing languages.

 

My investigations are positioned in the historic and contemporary aspects of areas such as architecture, engineering, science, cartography, and mathematics, and in how drawing works in these contexts as a technology to impart specific information. I am interested in the methodologies and conventions of these various professions, and in how drawing becomes a vital way of making all manner of information visible within these constructs. 

 

The work takes time.  It is built line upon line, often fading back but never erased completely, solutions are found for all marks made whether deliberate or indiscriminate. There is a tentative connection between my process and that of photogenic drawing.  The images I makes are often reflected through one medium onto another. Process is central to my work which in turn is an open-ended enquiry. I draw through materials such as carbon paper and typewriter ribbon, setting-up an indexical association which supports the conceptual framework. 

 

However the focus of my work is on the production of research, it is sited where there is an unfolding of unexpected information, and my concentration is on the effect these drawings might impart, and in what changes are perceived when the functionality of these visual languages are interrupted, and in the potentials of new readings to emerge.

 


 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Education:

2009 MA Visual Arts Practice, IADT, Dublin

1986 - 1989 BA (Hons) Falmouth School of Art, Cornwall,England

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2011 General Annangement (with Marcel Broodthaers) - Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow. 

2010 Measured Fall - Occupy Space, Limeric. 


2008 Carlisle Pier - Pavilion Theatre, Dublin

2006 Backwards and forwards, in and out - West Cork Arts Center, Cork

2003 Building to be demolished - Monaghan Market House, Monaghan

1999 Self Feed -  The Concourse Installation Programme, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (collaborative work)

1993 The Collective Body -  The Project Art Centre, Dublin; Limerick City Gallery , Limerick

 

Group Exhibitions

 2011 Fine Lines -Limerick City Gallery of Art, Istabraq Hall, Limerick

 2011 Outside the Lines, Contemporary Drawing Practice - DLR Arts, Co. Dublin

2010  Inscape - Galway Arts Centre, Galway

2009  Public Gesture - The Lab, Dublin

2008 178th Exhibition -  RHA, Dublin

2008 As built, drawings - Wicklow Co Co, Wicklow

2008 127th Exhibition, RUA -  The Titanic Drawing Offices, Belfast

2008 Eigse -  Carlow

2008 Let'go -  Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin

2005 Eurojet Futures, The Anthology -  RHA, Dublin

2004 Eurojet Futures -  RHA, Dublin

2004 In-between spaces - West Cork Arts Center, Cork

2004 Claremorris Open Exhibition -  Claremorris, Mayo

2004 174th Exhibition, RHA -  Dublin

2004 Mostyn 2004 -  Oriel Mostyn Gallery,Wales

2003 EV+A -  Limerick (selected by Virginia Perez-Ratton)

2002 Revealing Objects -  Naughton Gallery, Belfast

1998 EV+A -  Limerick 

1996 8th Mostyn Open -  Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales

 

Awards and Commissions

2011 Visual Arts Bursary - The Arts Council

2011 Fort  Camden Commissions 2011 - Cork County Council

2008 Commission - Wicklow County Council

2005 Project Award -  The Arts Council

2005 Visual Arts Bursary -  The Arts Council

2003 EV+A Open Award -  Virginia Perez-Ratton, Curator

1995 Arts/Architecture Award -  The Arts Council

1994 European Pepiniere Award for Young Artists -  Eurocreation

 

Residencies

2006 - 2010  Carlisle Pier Residency - The Harbour Board and DLR Arts, Dublin