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.