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About the Artist:
‘What Sweeney has vividly evoked is its maker’s desire to create a mark in public, to make something imperfect and thus unique. In this and many of these works, Sweeney’s aesthetic is a raw one of the scrap yard, and at moments – the gutter. Recording observations of the rawness of the real world is important to the artist. Sweeney’s ongoing examination of new and unconquered territory is continuously channeled into her painting practice and is achieved with characteristic energy and enthusiasm for the world around her and the process of painting itself.'
J. Tormey, Curator, Tate Modern, London.
Excerpt from Galway Arts Festival Catalogue, 2009


Sweeney is a young artist from the west of Ireland. Her dynamic paintings have won major awards including the prestigious 2012 Pollock Krasner Award in New York. Sweeney’s numerous international exhibitions have been met with much acclaim, particularly the 2011 Paris Biennale 109 and a recent group exhibition, opened by King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in Stockholm 2010.

Tracy Sweeney’s paintings are held in major collections, galleries & museums throughout Ireland, Europe & the US.

To purchase online please check out
Saatchi Art, US, UK & Worldwide, www.saatchionline.com
Galleri Ingela S, Stockholm, Sweden
Grafiska Sällskapet (Swedish Printmaking Association), Stockholm, Sweden
The Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Carrie Neely Contemporary Art, Belfast, Northern Ireland

All Images Copyright-T. Sweeney 2014

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