Elva Mulchrone lives and works between Dublin and London where she is completing an MA in painting at the Royal College of Art. She is an alumnus of the Economics and Business Department in Trinity College Dublin and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin where she graduated with First Class honours in Fine Art - Painting. She has also studied at UdK (Berlin University of the Arts) and researched at WZB Social Science Research Centre Berlin and Columbia University NYC. She is currently undertaking research under professors at the LSE, London.
Conceptually driven, her practice examines the role of economics, mathematics, game theory and abstraction in contextualising and re-contextualising an understanding of who and where we are, repeat pattern and of aesthetics. Her work reflects on the notion of balance as an ideal, from a personal and socio economic perspective. She seeks to operate within a time-lag between argument and interpretation, between the objective and the subjective so that another sort of meaning, and another sort of understanding can arise.
Mulchrone presented her debut solo show Irrational Exuberance with Eight Gallery in March 2018. Selected recent group exhibitions include The Hockney Gallery, RCA; Art on Paper NYC, The 188th RHA Annual Exhibition, Arrival, Municipal DLR Lexicon, Dublin, VUE, RHA Dublin, Cairde Visual, The Model, Sligo, CONTEXT Art Miami and The Rua Red Winter Open. She has shown in Berlin with Galerie Jordan-Seydoux, G11 Galerie, and at The Rundgang,UdK.
Mulchrone has been awarded a number of grants and bursaries including The Maine Jellet Travel Bursary, The Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award, The Emerging Artist Bursary from DLR County Council and has been selected for inclusion in the Infrastructure Fingal County Council Public Art Programme 2017-2021-Peoples Purchase Scheme. Her paintings are included in the OPW collection.