b. 1974 North Tipperary, Ireland
John Gerrard is an Irish artist best known for his sculptures, which typically take the form of digital simulations displayed using Real-time computer graphics. Gerrard's work probes the complexities of contemporary power and energy systems, highlighting the twentieth century's significant advancements and the often-hidden industrial structures underpinning our modern conveniences.
John Gerrard's solo presentations have been exhibited internationally, most recently at venues including Phileas, Vienna (2023), Pace Gallery, New York (2022), and Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland (2022). Additionally, his works have been included in group exhibitions at institutions like the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Bluecoat in Liverpool, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, North Carolina Museum of Art, ICA in London, and South London Gallery/Southwark Old Town Hall, among others.
Gerrard received a BFA from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University. He undertook postgraduate studies at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and Trinity College, Dublin, and in 2002 was awarded a Pépinières Residency at Ars Electronica, Linz, where he developed his first works in 3D Real-time computer graphics. He was the Legacy Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford.
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