Kathleen Moroney was born in New York and educated in the US and Ireland, completing an MA in ceramics at Limerick IT, in 1998. After graduating she returned to live in the US for eight years, where she has taken part in numerous art residencies, exhibitions and public art projects.
Her work has recently been purchased by the National Museum in Dublin for their permanent collection. Kathleen has been living in Co. Clare since 2006, lectures at Dun Laoghaire College of Art. and is External Assessor of Fine Art Ceramics at GMIT (2010-2016). She has a Research Masters in Ceramics from LIT and is currently working on a Practice-led PhD at the University of Sunderland, UK.
Kathleen has been awarded residencies in New York, Minnesota, Japan, China and Denmark. While in New York City she worked in museum education (2000-2005) for the Guggenheim, MoMA PS1, and the Isamu Noguchi Museum, where a curiousity for the use of ‘space’ and ‘composition’ was ignited; now integral components of her practice.
The narrative undercurrent of Kathleen’s work has found form in site-specific and collaborative projects, public art commissions and gallery installations.