Biography - Lorraine Cross
Lorraine Cross is an artist whose practice consistently explores themes about place having continually moved home during her childhood, usually along the coast from Portrane to Greystones.
Having studied art over the past ten years her artistic mediums range from archival finished photography, mosaics, painting, to site specific installation work. The choice of medium largely coming from the the intention of the work and often the exhibition space where the work will be shown.
More recently the medium used has been charcoal drawings to convey the industrial scale lignite mining at Garzweiler where villages and people have been displaced to access the brown coal beneath their homes near Dusseldorf in Germany.
Fortunate to have won a Purchase Award for her paintings from N.U.I. at her BA degree show in 2014 depicting the human cost of mining, this award largely covered her fees to complete an MFA at NCAD in Dublin. The same academic year also included a research trip to Dusseldorf in Germany and a solo show in San Severo in Italy.
Future plans include a trip to the Brandenburg region south of Berlin adjoining the Polish border to continue exploring the lignite mining of brown coal that has been ongoing there since World War II.