Rural Vernacular – Participating Artists

Vladimir Arkhipov was born in Ryazan, Russia in 1967. He is a self-taught artist who trained in technical and medical fields and worked as an engineer, a doctor and in the construction business before he began exhibiting as a visual artist in 1990. Since then he has held solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Russia, the Czech Republic, the UK, Belgium, Germany, Lithuania and Australia. He is currently based in Moscow. www.folkforms.ru

Amanda Dunsmore is a visual artist based in Ireland. Her work explores concepts linked to social and historical issues using; installation, photography, sound and video. Currently she is working on the Keeper and Plan Projects. Plan consists of 900 enamel street sign from Weimar, Germany and was recently exhibited at the Motorenhalle Gallery in Dresden, Germany. The first exhibition from The Keeper Exhibition Series took place at the Triskel Gallery for Cork 2005 European City of Culture. Future exhibitions will take place at the Void Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland, the Musee International de la Croix-Rouge, in Switzwerland and the Holden Gallery in Manchester, England. Amanda is a lecturer in Sculpture and Combined Media at the Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT.

Patricia Hurl was born in Dublin and has exhibited widely in solo and group shows in Ireland, Spain, South Africa and the USA. She has won many awards, including the GPA award for Emerging Artists and the Irish Life Awards for Visual Art. She lectures in Fine Art in the DIT and is currently engaged in developing a programme of community links within the school of Art and Design, DIT.

Tamas Kaszas lives and works in Budapest and Dunaujvaros, Hungary. Much of his recent work has dealt with the issue of squatting as social and political protest, and has involved creative collaborations between artists and activists. He has exhibited widely across Europe.

Therry Rudin was born in Basel, Switzerland and has lived in Germany and Brazil. She attended the Basler Kunst Gewerbeschule and did he MA in the Kunst-Akademie in Munich. She has exhibited widely in solo and group shows in Ireland, Switzerland and Brazil. She first came to Ireland in 1985 and lived in Limerick for five years where she founded the art school ‘Studio 55’ and published the arts magazine ‘Anima’. She now lives and works in Dublin and Barcelona. She is lecturer in Painting in Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design and is currently undertaking a MPhil on ‘A Comparative Analysis of Drawing’ in the Faculty of Applied Arts, DIT.