Clare Langan received a first class Honours Degree, Fine Art from NCAD, Dublin. She has received many awards, including Arts Council bursaries and a Fulbright scholarship. With previous experience working in the world of commercial big-budget films such as Braveheart, Some Mother's Son and The Boxer, she refrains from elaborate manipulation of images in post-production relying instead on the inherent sensuality of film. Her solo exhibition, Track, was at the Gallery of Photography in 1997. Her much acclaimed A Film Trilogy - Forty Below, Too Dark for Night and Glass Hour was presented at numerous important venues and biennales worldwide, most notably at MoMA in New York 2003; Tate Liverpool, 2002; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2002; and the Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo, 2003.
Langan will represent Ireland at Sounds and Visions, Art Film and Video from Europe, Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv in 2009. Her latest work The ice above, the fire below was exhibited at Expo Zaragoza 2008, Spain.
The piece in the current show is Track VI, 1997 (Panel B), a C-Type print on MDF, from a limited edition of 5. It is from Langan’s solo show of the same name, held at the Gallery of Photography in 1997.