Fidelma Massey has worked in bronze and ceramic for the over 30 years and is highly skilled in her craft.
She makes detailed, precise, graceful sculptures, using traditional techniques — clay and wax modelling, casting, mould-making (bronze) and hand building (ceramics). She also makes drawings and prints.
Her forms are witty, often humorous, and always engage the emotions.
All my work talks about the natural world, and our relationship to it.
Born in Dublin, Ireland. Lives and works in Lancashire, UK, and Dublin, Ireland.
Dunlaoire School of Art, Dublin. BA (Hons) Sculpture
Selected reviews and literature
- Awarded two commissions under Ireland’s ‘Per Cent for Art’ scheme
- Work features in ‘Irish Ceramics’ by John Goode, first (2011) and second (2015) editions.
- The tyranny of originality, Politico, Bruce Arnold, 1978
- Paintings and Sculpture by leading Irish Artists, The Irish Times, 1996
I like to invent images for invisible beings. I love hybrids: beasts that are neither one thing or the other. A man who is also a bird, a woman who is a tree – deliberately ambiguous images. Hair that might be water, or branches, eggs that might hatch into birds or snakes, or anything else you can imagine…
Exhibits regularly with the following galleries
Most recent exhibition
‘The Storytellers’ three-person exhibition, March/April 2014, The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK
2006, 2007, 2008, The Greenlane Gallery, Dingle, Co Kerry Ireland
- ‘Sculpture in Context’. Botanic Gardens and Fernhill Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
- The Annual Group Exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland
- 2014 & 2015 ‘Garden Sculptures’. Bloom, Dublin, Ireland
Various exhibitions in:
- Solomon Fine Arts, Dublin, Ireland
- Designyard, Dublin, Ireland
- Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
- Sol Art, Dublin, Ireland
- Greenacres Art Gallery, Wexford, Ireland
- The Kenny Gallery, Galway, Ireland
- École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France
- 2010 ‘Cadavre Exquis Show: mostra di arte visionaria’. Primo Piano LivinGallery, Italy
- The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
- Imagine Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk, UK