In her work, Elaine Reynolds (b 1985) explores modes of provisionality and potentiality, she draws out complex narratives around networks of communication and exchange. The movement of people, capital and commodities are approached via the familiar. Moments of collective action, the monument, and the defunct in architecture are important touchstones in this process. Reynolds has developed a practice that incorporates live events or collaborations that tend to be instigated in the public realm and later reconfigured for a gallery context where installations involve alignments of moving image, sculptural objects and textual information.
Reynolds is currently involved in LOCIS, a 3-way collaborative project between Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, the Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland and Leitrim Arts Office in Ireland. Recent presentations include exhibitions at the Douglas Hyde Gallery; Dublin, the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery; Dublin, Fabbricca del Vapore, Milan and Vulpes Vulpes, London. She has undertaken residencies at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Firestation Artist’s Studios; Dublin, The Guesthouse, Cork and has participated in The Advanced Course in Visual Art with Hans Haacke at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Italy. She has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Arts Council of Ireland and Leitrim County Council.
Having graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (2007) she is currently participating in the MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London, UK and works as an artist/facilitator in the Learning Department at Tate Modern. As one of the founding members of the The Good Hatchery in East Offaly, Ireland Reynolds maintains an ongoing involvement with this artist led initiative.