Olivia Normile’s practice explores the space and boundaries between image, object and idea. Surface tensions recur in her work evident through a rough, agitated quality to edges and appearances. Through combining handmade objects with animated forms of themselves, she attempts to expose an unseen tension and quiet dialogue between the definite and unseen. By capturing the motions of making and transforming them into solid ‘stills’, she reveals lone moments within a process. In turn, private environments and passageways form for these animated moments to exist and survive.
A recent graduate from The Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Dublin, Olivia
has exhibited most recently at 126 Artist-Run Gallery as a recipient of the Emerging Irish
Artist Award, following a month long residency at The Burren College of Art.