Roisín McGuigan's practice encompasses painting, drawing and mixed media, using the iconography of landscape to reflect issues of identity and relationship with place. Her current paintings use gesture, interference and processes of material manipulation to explore the subject of displacement and enforced migration, and draw from multiple visual references to nationhood and belonging.
Living and working in Dublin, Roisín is a graduate of National College of Art & Design and Burren College of Art. She has been a regular exhibitor at The Paul Kane Gallery and her work has been exhibited as part of Cork European City of Culture at the Crawford Gallery of Art, as well as at the Hun Gallery, New York and Emerge Art Fair in Washington DC, and was recently featured as part of 30 Years, Artists, Places, a major survey exhibition of Irish Art, which toured nationwide from 2015 - 2017. She has received bursaries from Kerry County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland and was shortlisted for the Tony O'Malley Studio Award in 2010. Roisín is currently a participant on the London based Turps Banana Painting Programme.
Additionally, McGuigan has worked as a curator, programmer and manager at a number of arts organisations across Ireland including Sculptors’ Society of Ireland, West Cork Arts Centre, West Cork Music, Wicklow County Arts Office and Kerry County Arts Office. She was Artistic Director of Kerry Film Festival from 2012 – 2016 and is currently a consultant with Office for Art and an External Examiner for the Creative Media Degree courses at Institute of Technology Tralee.