Roscommon Arts Centre are delighted to announce that Naomi Draper from Boyle has been appointed as Curator in Residence with the support of The Arts Council.
Naomi is an artist and educator based in Boyle. She graduated from NCAD with a Bachelor of Design specialising in glass in 2007. Following an Erasmus programme at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague, she received a scholarship to attend Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle. In 2011, she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Arts Education at NCAD.
Naomi has participated on a number of residency programmes within contemporary art institutions, community and educational contexts; including the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, LOCIS Residency at Residence Botkyrka, Sweden, The Model, Sligo, and The Harrington Studios, Boyle, Co Roscommon.
Last year Naomi presented a solo exhibition at the Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh, and at Limerick City Gallery of Art in 2018. Previous solo exhibitions include: Florilegium, a gathering of flowers at Roscommon Arts Centre and Artbox Projects, Dublin. Group and selected exhbitions include: A seed’s a star, the Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, On Beauty, Roscommon Arts Centre, One Million to One, Botkyrka Konstall, Sweden, Paper for the Sky, Interstate, Brooklyn, NY and Practice national tour; West Cork Arts Centre, Axis Balymun, Dublin, The Model, Sligo.