Damien Flood is an Irish artist based in Dublin. His work is grounded in early writings on philosophy, theology, alchemy and the natural sciences and explores the mutability of ‘reality’ and language. Solo shows include Shape of Things, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, LA, 2019, The Figure in the Carpet, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, 2018, Theory of Two Centres, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, 2017, Infinite Plane, Grey […]


Autobiographical and fictional narratives are explored in Laura Fitzgerald’s practice through drawing, text, and video. Her work references her own rural background and general anxieties of what it means to be an artist. Fitzgerald constructs representational spaces using models and projections and uses text self-reflexively to consider the act of making art as a romanticized […]


Caitriona was a student at Cow House during our portfolio course back in 2011 and through the years, has visited on many occasions, most notably for her annual pond dive. Caitriona is a true local from Killane which is just a short drive from our own village of Rathnure. She received a BA from Cork […]

Mary & Michael

The O’Gorman family have farmed in Ballybawn for over 250 years. Rosie’s parents have a major presence at Cow House Studios; their continued support is intrinsic to its success. Michael took over the farm as a teenager and farmed the land for almost 50 years before retiring in 2017. Over that time he grew sugar […]


Frank Abruzzese, originally from Philadelphia, is a father, a photographer and avid cook. He obtained his Bachelors Degree in Moving Image Arts from the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2000, and Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004. His work has been featured in Domus magazine, was part […]


Rosie O’Gorman was born and raised in Wexford. Time spent on the farm as a child with her three sisters encouraged her love of inventive playfulness. Rosie is a mother of two boys Michael and Emmet; she is an artist, a dedicated teacher, and her ancestral home is now the place where Cow House Studios […]


Paul Gaffney holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster in Belfast and was recently selected for the Arts Council’s ‘Next Generation Bursary Award’ 2016-17. His practice explores different ways of experiencing and representing landscape and immersion in nature, and his first book, We Make the Path by Walking, focused on the idea […]


With installations, texts, paintings and videos, Mathilde Ganancia has developed an eclectic body of work where certain paradoxes of our time are performed and critiqued. Hunting for new discoveries she has lived in Taipei, Chicago, London, Paris, Marseille and Lijiang. Now back to Paris she developing with other artists an artist-run space in Montreuil. After […]

Edel and Sinead

Edel Nolan, one of Rosie’s three sisters, graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin with a BA in Art and Design Education. She lives a short five-minute walk from the studio with her husband Davy and their two children, Katie and Conor. They have been living close by ever since renovations on […]

Ann Maria

Ann Maria Healy is a visual artist based in Dublin. Her practice is concerned with reoccurrence, mimesis, the power of history and narratives deeply embedded within the human psyche. Taking established tropes, she reworks them into alternative narratives, seeking potential methods of togetherness outside of the contemporary hegemonic modes of social being. Issues of gender […]