Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Sorche Ní Ríain 

BA [Hons] Art

Sorche Ní Ríain is a queer, neurodivergent, and interdisciplinary artist from Ireland, living and working in Dublin, and they exhibited in In The Making: Milk at Pallas Project Studios, 2023. They primarily work with drawing and printmaking but also explore sculpture and craft. They are interested in the attachments that exist between people, places and objects, and how meaning is recontextualized and altered through assemblage. Their ideas center around social-political issues addressed from an intersectional perspective. Sorche attempts to work with found objects and repurposed materials, keeping their practice ethically aligned, while allowing spontaneous combinations.


My current work involves using found objects to investigate my relationship with landscapes and environments in both rural, urban and domestic contexts. I aim to use art as a means for exploring my own experiences in family, gender, place and habitat, while being informed by current social-political issues, such as the current environmental crisis. The images in my work consistently lean back towards those of flora and fauna with a graphic illustrative style, while the construction of my pieces is often industrial in contrast. My illustrations work with the shapes and designs of human-made objects bringing attention to the conflict between urban spaces and organic life.