Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, and she received the prestigious Westerwald Prize in 2004 and a Certificate of Honour at the 2007 World Ceramic Biennale in Korea. Shaping the Void is Deirdre McLoughlinâ€™s first solo exhibition in a public gallery space in Ireland since 1993.
Deirdre McLoughlin is one of the finest sculptors to emerge from Ireland in the 20th century. Born and educated in Dublin, McLoughlin studied in the Netherlands before moving to Japan to work amongst the Sodeisha artist group in Kyoto. She eventually established her studio in Amsterdam.
SHAPING THE VOID