Louise Neiland

Louise Neiland was born in Dublin in 1968 and studied at Camberwell College of Art & Design in London from 1987 to 1988 before completing  her degree at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin in 1991. She returned to college to study for an MA in Fine Art (Painting) at NCAD in  2006 and graduated in 2008. She lives and works in Dublin. 


In her work Neiland has engaged with the challenge of depicting the nebulous and intangible nature of time through the use of still images, a  subject to which she is attracted because of its infinite and non-physical  nature. Despite the apparent impossibility of capturing these elements in  two-dimensional pictoral form, she attempts to create images that relate  to this understanding and measurement of time, and her lyrical paintings investigate her subject with an extraordinary richness of tone. The  paintings describe a series of happenings - some aspects of which are real,  and others fictional. The characters and elements portray tangible positions  in time and space, and from those positions one can calibrate each individual  world. Outside the images these worlds couldn't exist. Each presents its own  space, which is a place where different times can exist. 


Louise Neiland has exhibited in group exhibitions both nationally and  internationally. Two solo exhibitions of her work, Calibration (2018) and  Landfall (2013) have taken place at Taylor Galleries. Her work is  represented in private and public collections including the OPW / State Art  Collection, Rabo Bank, Dvblinia, Microsoft, IADT and Electric Ireland.