Sample-Studios Graduate Studio & Curatorial Residents discuss ‘Beyond Liminal’ Solo Exhibition
Sample-Studios Graduate Studio Resident Kayleigh Maimaran discusses her new solo exhibition and shares insights around sustaining her practice after college with Graduate Curatorial Resident Kate McSharry. ‘Beyond Liminal’ is presented by Sample-Studios in The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion on from April 28th - May 21st 2022. Open daily: Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-4pm.
‘Beyond Liminal’ explores a luminous psychological space through an immersive light landscape, where the viewer is encouraged to engage with their own mind space, and move into a transcendent place far off from our fast-paced everyday environment.
Kayleigh Maimaran is a Cork-based visual artist from Hamburg, Germany. On graduating from Crawford College of Art and Design in 2021 with a BA in Fine Art, she received the Graduate Studio Residency Award from Sample-Studios and The Arts Council Artist Bursary Award. Kayleigh’s current practice visualises psychological space with an aim to immerse the viewer within the surrounding environment. Her work ‘Under the Surface’ has been selected for multiple film festivals. Upcoming exhibitions include K-Fest in Killorglin, Kerry.
Kate McSharry graduated with First Class Honours and the Academic Achievement Award in Contemporary Art from GMIT in 2021. She was shortlisted for the RDS Visual Art Awards and received a Graduate Curatorial Residency Award with Sample-Studios. Kate is an Education Officer at TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, was recently appointed as a Design Ambassador for Architecture at the Edge, and will work as an Exhibition Mediator in the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Upcoming exhibitions include K-Fest in Killorglin, Kerry and a two-person exhibition in Gallery Asna, Clonakilty, Cork.
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