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Kathy Prendergast

A sculptor of quiet but immense sophistication, Kathy Prendergast’s work has persistently revolved around a potent cluster of issues, chief among which are sexuality, identity, landscape, mapping and power. Over the past decade, her work has incorporated maps modified in various ways to take on emotional and personal resonances. Though non-didactic, Prendergast’s cartographic interventions also belie shifting power structures, subtly dismantling the narratives of imperialism and colonialism, and revealing the fragility of political gestures through acts of erasure and transformation. Though enigmatic and eerily beautiful, Prendergast’s works are often marked by a sense of misdirection or loss.
 

Kathy Prendergast lives and works in London.

Selected Works

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Kathy Prendergast 
Road Trip 4, 2020
Gouache on paper
39 x 54 cm / 15.4 x 21.3 in  
44.6 x 60.3 x 4 cm / 17.6 x 23.7 x 1.6 in framed

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Kathy Prendergast 
Interior with Light, 2018
Wood, paint, museum Plexiglas
210.8 x 182.9 x 91.5 cm / 83 x 72 x 36 in 

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Kathy Prendergast 
Window Series 6, 2018
giclée print, edition of 3 + 1AP
42 x 59.4 cm / 16.5 x 23.4 in unframed  
43.7 x 61 x 3 cm / 17.2 x 24 x 1.2 in framed

 

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Kathy Prendergast 
Fujidelic, 2015-2016
ink on paper
46 x 58 cm / 18.1 x 22.8 in unframed  
51 x 63 x 4 cm / 20.1 x 24.8 x 1.6 in framed

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Kathy Prendergast 
Atlas 2
INVERNESS-LERWICK,
2017
AA Road Atlas of Europe, ink 
30.5 x 43.5 x 1 cm / 12 x 17.1 x .4 in 
Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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Kathy Prendergast 
The World in 12 Pieces, 2014-15
modified maps in aluminum frames, edition of 3 and 1AP
430 x 280 x 3 cm / 169.3 x 110.2 x 1.2 in 

 

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Kathy Prendergast 
Eclipse, 2014-15
painted globes, wood
204 x 96.5 x 117 cm / 80.3 x 38 x 46.1 in 
Collection of Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

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Kathy Prendergast 
I, 2014
glass
29.5 x 17.5 x 17.5 cm / 11.6 x 6.9 x 6.9 in 

 

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Kathy Prendergast 
Black Map – Czech Republic, 2016
ink on printed paper, diptych
119.8 x 106.3 cm / 47.2 x 41.9 in framed each 

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Kathy Prendergast 
Embrace, 2010 - 2020
bronze, unique
30 x 25 x 31 cm / 11.8 x 9.8 x 12.2 in 

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Kathy Prendergast 
Between Love and Paradise I, 2002
digital iris print, edition of 25
42 x 57 cm / 16.5 x 22.4 in   

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Kathy Prendergast 
The Grey Before Dawn, 2009
bronze and paint
52 x 57 x 68 cm / 20.5 x 22.4 x 26.8 in 

 

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Kathy Prendergast 
A Dream of Discipline, 1989-2006
mattress and chalk 
225 x 135 x 120 cm / 88.6 x 53.1 x 47.2 in 

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Kathy Prendergast 
BLACK BED, 2007
patinated bronze with paint
10 x 158 x 96 cm / 3.9 x 62.2 x 37.8 in 

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Kathy Prendergast 
Grave Blanket (Version 1), 1997
woolen blanket and marble chippings 
108 x 71 cm / 42.5 x 28 in   
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

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Kathy Prendergast 
Lost, 1999
digital iris print, edition of 25
85 x 132 cm / 33.5 x 52 in   

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Kathy Prendergast 
Secret Kiss, 1999
knitted wool, 3 versions 
40 x 20 x 33 cm  / 15.7 x 7.9 x 13 in 

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Kathy Prendergast 
The End and the Beginning II, 1996
three generations of human hair and wooden spool
5.5 x 4 cm / 2.17 x 1.57 in

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Kathy Prendergast 
Road Trip 4, 2020
Gouache on paper
39 x 54 cm / 15.4 x 21.3 in  
44.6 x 60.3 x 4 cm / 17.6 x 23.7 x 1.6 in framed

Kathy Prendergast 
Interior with Light, 2018
Wood, paint, museum Plexiglas
210.8 x 182.9 x 91.5 cm / 83 x 72 x 36 in 

Kathy Prendergast 
Window Series 6, 2018
giclée print, edition of 3 + 1AP
42 x 59.4 cm / 16.5 x 23.4 in unframed  
43.7 x 61 x 3 cm / 17.2 x 24 x 1.2 in framed

 

Kathy Prendergast 
Fujidelic, 2015-2016
ink on paper
46 x 58 cm / 18.1 x 22.8 in unframed  
51 x 63 x 4 cm / 20.1 x 24.8 x 1.6 in framed

Kathy Prendergast 
Atlas 2
INVERNESS-LERWICK,
2017
AA Road Atlas of Europe, ink 
30.5 x 43.5 x 1 cm / 12 x 17.1 x .4 in 
Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Kathy Prendergast 
The World in 12 Pieces, 2014-15
modified maps in aluminum frames, edition of 3 and 1AP
430 x 280 x 3 cm / 169.3 x 110.2 x 1.2 in 

 

Kathy Prendergast 
Eclipse, 2014-15
painted globes, wood
204 x 96.5 x 117 cm / 80.3 x 38 x 46.1 in 
Collection of Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

Kathy Prendergast 
I, 2014
glass
29.5 x 17.5 x 17.5 cm / 11.6 x 6.9 x 6.9 in 

 

Kathy Prendergast 
Black Map – Czech Republic, 2016
ink on printed paper, diptych
119.8 x 106.3 cm / 47.2 x 41.9 in framed each 

Kathy Prendergast 
Embrace, 2010 - 2020
bronze, unique
30 x 25 x 31 cm / 11.8 x 9.8 x 12.2 in 

Kathy Prendergast 
Between Love and Paradise I, 2002
digital iris print, edition of 25
42 x 57 cm / 16.5 x 22.4 in   

Kathy Prendergast 
The Grey Before Dawn, 2009
bronze and paint
52 x 57 x 68 cm / 20.5 x 22.4 x 26.8 in 

 

Kathy Prendergast 
A Dream of Discipline, 1989-2006
mattress and chalk 
225 x 135 x 120 cm / 88.6 x 53.1 x 47.2 in 

Kathy Prendergast 
BLACK BED, 2007
patinated bronze with paint
10 x 158 x 96 cm / 3.9 x 62.2 x 37.8 in 

Kathy Prendergast 
Grave Blanket (Version 1), 1997
woolen blanket and marble chippings 
108 x 71 cm / 42.5 x 28 in   
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Kathy Prendergast 
Lost, 1999
digital iris print, edition of 25
85 x 132 cm / 33.5 x 52 in   

Kathy Prendergast 
Secret Kiss, 1999
knitted wool, 3 versions 
40 x 20 x 33 cm  / 15.7 x 7.9 x 13 in 

Kathy Prendergast 
The End and the Beginning II, 1996
three generations of human hair and wooden spool
5.5 x 4 cm / 2.17 x 1.57 in

Exhibitions

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Kathy Prendergast
The Otherside, Borderlands In Contemporary Irish Art, 2020
Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany
Photo: Roland Baege

Kathy Prendergast
Atlas, 2019
Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Köln, Germany
Photo: Chris Franken

Kathy Prendergast
A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists' Drawings, 2018
Modern Art Oxford, UK
Photographer: Andy Stagg

 

Kathy Prendergast
Islands, Constellations and Galapagos, Yokohama Triennale 2017
Yokohama, Japan

Kathy Prendergast
Or, 2015
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Kathy Prendergast
The Black Map Series, 2010
PEER, London, UK

Kathy Prendergast
The Otherside, Borderlands In Contemporary Irish Art, 2020
Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany
Photo: Roland Baege

Kathy Prendergast
Atlas, 2019
Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Köln, Germany
Photo: Chris Franken

Kathy Prendergast
A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists' Drawings, 2018
Modern Art Oxford, UK
Photographer: Andy Stagg

 

Kathy Prendergast
Islands, Constellations and Galapagos, Yokohama Triennale 2017
Yokohama, Japan

Kathy Prendergast
Or, 2015
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Kathy Prendergast
The Black Map Series, 2010
PEER, London, UK

Kinsale Arts Festival is proud to present Kathy Prendergast's solo show, The Furthest Place from the Centre of the Earth, of recent and existing works, providing a survey of her past work and future directions.

Kathy Prendergast, Strata exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery (14 September 2019 – 5 January 2020), curated by Invisible Dust for Scarborough Museums Trust. Courtesy of Invisible Dust

 

KAF

Kinsale Arts Festival is proud to present Kathy Prendergast's solo show, The Furthest Place from the Centre of the Earth, of recent and existing works, providing a survey of her past work and future directions.

Strata 2019

Kathy Prendergast, Strata exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery (14 September 2019 – 5 January 2020), curated by Invisible Dust for Scarborough Museums Trust. Courtesy of Invisible Dust