Vincent Sheridan

Award-winning printmaker Vincent Sheridan was born in County Kildare and studied at the Dublin Institute of Technology and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He has worked as a full-time artist for over 20 years. He has traveled extensively and spent time in the Canadian High Arctic. For part of 1991 he was artist-in-residence at the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, Cape Dorset, Birds (especially crows and starlings) continue to feature largely in Sheridan’s work. He is concerned with the social behaviour, flight dynamics and subliminal ‘brushstroke’ patterns of birds in flight. His images often mirror human group dynamics, modes of communication and social interactions.

Sheridan has had solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and Canada.. His work was part of the very successful Holy Show at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin and is in several collections in Canada and Ireland, as well as Peru and Japan. He lives in Dublin. In 2008 Sheridan completed a MA in DIT Dublin.

Vincent Sheridan’s practice as a fine artist covers many disciplines. He is though primarily known for his fine art prints. The delicate use of spit bite and aquatint, offset against the deep blacks of carborundum and deep etch on aluminium, brings a harmonious animation to the content of his work.

With a long affiliation to nature he captures the essence of it with zeal, the hunter gatherer who knows his domain. Much of the work records the dynamic pattern of birds in flight. But it is more than this. It is the deeply rooted patterns of instinct, socialisation and neural activity that pervades the life of sentient beings. The musical aspect of his work is seen in the murmurations; the continuous background noise of rumination implicit in the dot and line patterning of the work, the graphic manifestation of the world around him.