Alison Pilkington

Alison Pilkington
1 Unfamiliar Terrain II
Etched lino, oil based inks on Fabriano Rosapino paper
47 x 45 cm
Purchased from the Scenes from the Natural World exhibition at The Basement Gallery, 2000.

Alison Pilkington was born in Sligo. She holds a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin and an MA in Film and Television Studies from Dublin City University. She was awarded the British Institution award for painting at the Royal Academy London Summer show 2012.

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“A career as a visual artist is a demanding but ultimately rewarding profession”

Printmaking forms an integral part of Alison Pilkington’s practice. She has worked in a broad range of printed techniques, specialising in relief printmaking and lithography. In particular she has concentrated on an etched lino technique to produce graphic work that echoes the strong painterly qualities that characterise her work. Her work is process led which determines the outcome of the image. She has also produced large-scale print installations that combine print, video and painting.

She is a member of the Black Church Print Studio in Dublin and she has exhibited in several printmaking galleries and exhibitions in Ireland and internationally. She is co-editor of The Fold magazine with fellow artist Cora Cummins which is a publishing platform for invited artists to consider various themes. She is currently completing a practice based PhD at National College Art & Design Dublin and has been shortlisted for the Marmite Painting Prize.