Ronan Devlin is a UK based artist whose work looks at the intersection of emotion, sense perception and the material world. Working across print, screen and multi-sensory installation, with a focus on audience engagement, he produces self-motivated and commissioned works which have been widely exhibited.

 

 

Education
1996 B.A. (Hons) Visual Communication, University of Ulster, Belfast

Public Artworks
2019 LOOM (With Michael Flückiger), Broadgate, London

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Veillance, White Box, Pontio, Bangor University
2014 In Flow, Un Deg Un, Wrexham (Oriel Wrecsam Offsite)

Select Group Exhibitions
2019 Winter Lights, Canary Wharf
2018 Lightwaves, Salford
2018 Light Up Lancaster
2018 LIGHTPOOL, Blackpool
2018 LIGHT NIGHT, Leeds
2018 Design West, Connemara Ireland
2018 Wal Wen, Pontio, Bangor
2017 OVER (T)HERE, Made in New York Media Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2017 LLAWN 05, Llandudno
2017 Here Comes Everybody, Global experimental online/cable channel
2017 Artificial Idiocracy, Raumschiff, Linz, Switzerland
2017 Winter Lights Festival, Canary Wharf
2016 LIGHTPOOL, Blackpool
2016 Lumen Prize Exhibition Tour, Shanghai, New York, London, Caerphilly Castle
2015 CALL, Haus of Helfa, resident and exhibiting artist, Llandudno, Wales
2015 Build Your Own exhibition and workshop, FACT, Liverpool
2015 Videoformes festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2014 Colony 14, Cardigan, Wales, UK
2013 CodeD, Manifest Gallery, Cincinatti, USA

Select Awards, Commissions, Grants, Residencies
2019 LOOM (With Michael Flückiger), Broadgate, London
2019 Winter Lights, Canary Wharf
2018 SHINE commission, Light Up The North
2018 Research and development grant, Arts Council of Wales
2017 Wal Wen, Pontio, Bangor (commission)
2017 Small project grant, Arts Council of Wales
2015/16 Finalist, Lumen Prize (& touring exhibition)
2015 Winner Open Call 2, The Space
2015 Shortlist, EVA International, Ireland
2015 Shortlist, ‘Secret’ Science Gallery, Dublin
2015 Large project grant, Arts Council of Wales
2015 ‘Question Spaces’, workshop commission, Oriel MOSTYN offsite
2015 ‘&’, workshop commission, Oriel MOSTYN
2015 Long list, Daiwa Anglo Japanese Art Prize
2014/16 Designer-in-residence, Pontio Innovation, Bangor University,
2014 Shortlist Open Call 1, The Space
2014 Criw Celf, workshop commission, Flintshire County Council
2013 Large project grant, Arts Council of Wales
2013 Gronant & Talacre Festival of Light: Commissioned artist
2012/13 R&D project award, Arts Council of Wales

Studio
41 Cleveland Road
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom
NE29 0NW

Contact
+44 (0) 75 7710 7438
info@ronandevlin.com

Social
Twitter: @Ronandevlin
Instagram: ronandevlinartist

GRID

Ronan Devlin & Michael Flückiger
Loom
3 Broadgate, London

Curated by Rosie Glenn

An interactive public artwork, commissioned by British Land for the archway of 3 Broadgate.

Referring to Broadgate’s textile making heritage and Orms Architects’ design for the building’s cladding, Loom weaves an electronic fabric which unfolds in response to individuals passing through the building.

Influenced by Joseph Marie Jacquard’s power loom and its revolutionary binary control system invented in 1801, the artwork generates sine waves with unique amplitude, frequency and colour characteristics which, in imitation of thread, visually weave visitors’ passage through the space.

In perpetual motion, the visualisation reflects and meshes together individual traffic at the site, gaining in complexity as its multiple virtual threads interweave and fabricate fibril patterns in response to collective human movement.

Presented on a bespoke 5m diameter LED screen, by lighting designers Speirs & Major, the work runs daily from 6 am to midnight. With its visualization reflecting outdoor lighting conditions, the newly commissioned piece is subtle and amorphous by day, gradually becoming more defined and luminous by night.

The work was launched during London Design festival 2019

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