ARTIST STATEMENT

Angela Fulcher is a visual artist working in sculpture, installation and photographic collage. She uses techniques of collage and assemblage to reconfigure objects so that aspects of their material nature may be revealed. Fulcher’s approach to producing works involves applying close attention to the details and qualities of materials and surfaces. Through this process she explores the contexts and philosophies associated with the production and use of found materials. Her intelligent and subtle subversions touch on the histories and politics of manufacturing, fashion and obsolescence, the vagaries of taste and the realm of traditional feminine making. Her work engages ideas of public and private space, and also the concealing and revealing dynamic of visuality and perception. Fulcher's work references a range of subjects drawn from design, art history and local circumstances.

Recent work has focused on found fabrics from domestic interiors, notably bed linen, curtains, blinds and carpets, also clothing and accessories. She has also explored functional fabrics including tents, window display material, transport interior fabrics and vinyl. Minimal formal interventions, such as incisions and insets, covering and obscuring, are used along with physical manipulations, chiefly, folding, ruching and draping to subtly disrupt and interrogate a material’s surface and function. With an emphasis on colour, Fulcher's art works often respond to the architecture and space of their environment, and her interest in embodied aesthetic experience.


BIOGRAPHY

Angela Fulcher graduated from IADT Dun Laoghaire with a first class honours MA in Visual Arts Practice. She holds a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, and also studied History of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London Camberwell. She currently lives and works in Ireland and has a studio at the Cork Artists Collective. Angela is a recipient of the Next Generation Bursary Award 2016, a special initiative of the Arts Council and the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, in recognition of the role of artists in the events of 1916.

Recent exhibitions include Gaolbreak, Cork City Hall atrium, 2017; Engage Arts Festival, Bandon, 2016; Carlow Arts Festival, 2016; This is Public & Sexy, Studio 468/Common Ground, Dublin, 2016; Unbounded, Galway Arts Centre, 2015; Tulca Festival of Visual Art, Galway, 2015; Compression, Ormston House, Limerick, 2015; Stitch in Time, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 2015; Fourth Space, the inaugural exhibition of Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, 2015; The Land of Zero, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, 2014; The Avant Festival, Cork, 2014; Vanity Fair, Triskel Christchurch, Cork, 2013; Conjuring For Beginners, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2012; Crystal Cabinet, The Black Mariah, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, 2012; A Collection of Lovers Lost Mistakes III, Dublin Contemporary Circle Programme, 2011; Hammer and Feather – Experiments in Space, Niland Gallery,
 Galway, 2011; Terminal Convention, Cork Airport, 2011; Welcome to the Neightbourhood, Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Limerick, 2010; Game-Play, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, 2010 and Surplus Value, Occupy-Space, Limerick, 2010.