Dr. Ronan McCrea is an artist working with photography, moving image, architecture and social space. He has been making exhibitions and projects in galleries, museums and public contexts for over twenty years.
McCrea teaches Fine Art at the Dublin School of Creative Arts, DIT Grangegorman. He has previously taught at Northumbria University, Newcastle (2013-15) as well as part-time roles at DIT and Limerick School of Art & Design and as a visiting lecturer throughout Ireland and Europe. In 2010 he gained a practice-based PhD entitled Celluloid Materiality: Experimental Film, Photography & Contemporary Art under the supervision of Prof. Willie Dohertyat University of Ulster.
Selected exhibitions and projects include MATERIAL(s) Green on Red, Gallery, Dublin 2016-17; We Are Center, Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, 2016; Medium (Corporate Entities) 2008/15 in Fragments, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2015); Venn/Chroma Enclave Gallery, London (2014); Exiles, Lab Gallery Dublin (2013); solo exhibitions at Green on Red Gallery (2013 and 2011); Autodidact screenings at Cologne Kunstverein and Cobra Museum, Netherlands (2011); School Play a public art commission for a CETNS school in Dublin (2009); We are Grammar, Pratt Manhatten Gallery, New York, (2011); School Days, Glucksman Gallery, Cork (2010-11); Third Sinop Biennial, Turkey (2010); Coalcese: Happenstance, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (2009); Nameless Science, Apexart, New York (2008); Ireland at the Venice, 52nd Venice Biennale, (2005) general-specific Project Arts Centre (2003), Seminal Glassbox Paris (2002). His work is represented in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Arts Council of Ireland, UCD, OPW, as well as private collections.