The photographs of Roseanne Lynch are concerned with creating a space by artificial means and capturing aspects of a space and then abstracting it. Consequently the initial viewing is thinking one is seeing an existing architectural space or a minimal monochrome abstract work.  It pays reference to an architectural space, but it is not to give an impression of one. It is a play with an unknown, not expecting to be defined in exact terms. It is an exploration of tone and beauty, a gradation of tone, the absolute of black nothingness.In the first instance Roseanne creates a space by lighting and photographing an object.  In the second instance she will photograph the detail of walls meeting and often rely on the natural light and shadow.  Light and shadow and the control and reliance on it play an important part in the thought process and execution of the work.  There is a desire to create a silence within the space. 

Curriculum Vitae

1962 Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1962.
Lives and works in Cork, Ireland


2010 Fine Art Masters by Research, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland
1984 Higher National Diploma in Photography, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Selected Exhibitions


Here, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, County Cork.
Eloquent Proof, Nag gallery, 59 Francis Street, Dublin 8.
Eloquent Proof, Foyer at Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork.


Roseanne Lynch, Sternview gallery @ Nash 19, Cork


matter, nag, 59 Francis street, Dublin 8.
New Irish Works PhotoIreland main exhibition, Ormston House, Limerick.

2011 Place, Space  Backwater Art Group, Wandesford Quay, Gallery, Cork
Embassy The Elysian, Cork – as part of Art Trail 2011Art Work E Winter Open Show, Rua Red, Dublin – curated by Ann Mulrooney (Curator, National Craft
Gallery) and Hilary Murray (Curator, Collections at Irish Museum of Modern Art)
Describing Architecture Daylight Gallery, Dublin – curated by the Architectural Association of Ireland
Airports for Shadows Cross Gallery, Dublin
Document Queen St. Studios, Belfast, Northern Ireland - Belfast Photo Festival (solo show)
The Inaugural Alliance Francaise Photography Competition Alliance Francaise, Dublin.

Right Place, Right Space?  The Plastic House, Dublin - curated by Architecture Republic            Summer
Show  Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre
The Thing That Bruises You  Back Loft, La Catedral Studios, Dublin – Photo Ireland Festival
Crawford College of Art & Design, Fine Art Masters by Research  Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork (2 person show)

2009 6 Perspectives on Light The Greenroom Gallery, Cork Arts Theatre, Cork - curated by Gráinne Galvin
2008 Blues Haydn Shaughnessy Gallery, Kinsale, Co Cork
2006 Continuum Continuum Bodega, Coal Quay, Cork
2004 Continuum Continuum Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo


2015 Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
2011 Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
The Guesthouse, Shandon, Cork – curated by Stephen McGlynn
2004 Artist in Residence, Belderrig National School, (by Ceide fields) County Mayo
2000 Artist In Residence, Lucan Educate Together School, Co. Dublin.


2011 1st Alliance Francaise Photography Award Laureate, Ireland


2010-11 Public Art Commission by Cork County Council, Fort Camden, Crosshaven, Cork


2013 *New Irish Works *PhotoIreland exhibition catalogue.
Enclave Review, Review of *Show, *Catherine Harty.
Source magazine review of *Show *as part of THERE THERE, by Pippa Little.
2012 Shortlisted for MONO Vol 1 by Gomma publishers.
2010 Backwater Twenty-10, A Celebration of 20 years of Backwater Artists Group  Backwater   Artists Group, Page 43

A Day In The Life Of Ireland  Collins Publishers, Jennifer Ennwitt & Tom Lawlor (Editors),
Pages 54-57 and 158-159



Memento III - James Barry Centre, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork (co-curated)

2011 Ducking Paddy - Cork County Council Offices & Fort Camden, Cork (co-curated)