Miranda Blennerhassett’s work explores the relationship between art and architecture, and the cultural role of pattern and decoration. Using hand-painted installations, drawings, paintings and printmaking she examines the function of architectural ornamentation and the methods of pattern construction. At the centre of this practice is a determination to pay attention to details that are otherwise overlooked but that impact the way we subconsciously react to a space or context.
In making her installations Miranda is thinking about the relationship between architecture and ornament; between domestic space and institutional space; between the handmade and the mass produced; and about the gendered production of crafts and the gendered ownership of spaces.
Miranda is a Scottish artist who currently lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 2004 and has worked on both public and private commissions. Her work is held in public and private collections.