CULTURE & CONFLICT: LYELL DAVIES, CONOR MCGRADY, GARY NICKARD, KEVIN NOBLE, MICHAEL TIERNEY, PATTY WALLACE, FRANKIE QUINN - Bio
|The Culture & Conflict Group is an ad-hoc committee of artists who have come together to address the relationship between culture and power in conflict situations within the forum of the visual arts. Previous projects by the group have included the exhibition Culture & Conflict: British Architecture In Ireland at the Puffin Room Gallery, New York City, Culture & Conflict: The Bin Lids Project at the Orensanz Art Center in New York City, and Culture & Conflict: Ambiguous Authority at the Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
In it's current configuration the Culture & Conflict Group includes:
Lyell Davies, a videomaker born in Dublin and now living in New York City who has taught Media Studies at Hunter College in New York.
Frankie Quinn, a photographer who was born and lives in the Short Strand, Belfast, Northern Ireland. His book Interface Images was published by Belfast Exposed in 1994.
Conor McGrady, a painter born in County Down, Ireland and now living in Chicago, Illinois. His work was recently shown in Felie an Phoblacht, Belfast.
Gary Nickard, an artist born in Toronto, Canada, now living in Buffalo, New York. He currently teaches Art at the State University of New York.
Kevin Noble, a painter and photographer who was born and lives in Brooklyn, New York. His photographs of Irish Nationalists were exhibited in Felie an Phoblacht, Belfast in 1999.
Michael Tierney, a cinematographer and photographer born in St. Charles, Illinois. He currently lives and works in Buffalo, New York.
Patty Wallace, a widely exhibited and published artist who was born in Buffalo, New York. She currently teaches photography in Kenmore, New York.