We are delighted to announce our new associate artists (from left to right) Ann Maria Healy, Mathilde Ganancia, Sarah Tynan and Paul Gaffney who in their new roles will be teaching this summer during Art on the Farm. These four artists represent a diverse set of artistic practices ranging from painting to sculpture, installation, performance, video and photography. In their young careers, all have exhibited widely whilst receiving recognition for their exceptional work as recipients of numerous grants and awards. We look forward to working with them over the next few years and are certain they will have much to add to our educational and residency programming.
Community update with Haden Nicholl
Haden is one of our dearest friends. His painting, proclaiming “helping you to help you help you”, is among the first things our guests see when they arrive at Cow House. It has become something of a slogan for the studios. Rosie and Frank met Haden back in graduate school and have stayed close ever since. He was one of our first residency artists and came back two years in a row to teach during Art on the Farm where his sense of humour, intelligence and honesty won him favour with our students. Haden lives in his native Colorado and has been working on a long-term project to develop a home, studio and residency program remotely located in the Rocky Mountains.
Community update with Abigail Taubman
Abigail first attended Art on the Farm in 2010 and returned for two more summers before graduating from high school and heading off to Pitzer College in Claremont, California. She returned as an intern for the summer of 2014 and again last year for How to Flatten a Mountain, our new residency in collaboration with PhotoIreland. We have had the privilege of watching Abigail grow as an artist and a person over the past seven years. Her return visits and our continuing friendship epitomise what we have tried to build here at Cow House Studios, a community of individuals who share our passion for the arts, our beautiful Irish countryside and the close relationships that emerge from time shared on the farm.
For the next month, Co-Directors Rosie O’Gorman and Frank Abruzzese will be travelling in the United States visiting schools, attending summer program fairs, meeting with artists, students and families interested in our studios. We are more than happy to take the time to meet with people to discuss Art on the Farm, our summer program […]
We are now accepting applications for our new associate artist position!
Cow House Studios, Wexford, Ireland seeks four associate artists to assist in delivering its educational and residency programming throughout the calendar year. The successful candidates must be gifted, exhibiting artists, capable of and eager to teach young and aspirational students. Associate artists will develop challenging and innovative lesson plans alongside Co-Directors Rosie O’Gorman and Frank Abruzzese and play a key role in mentoring young adults while encouraging artistic excellence. Additionally, associate artists will have the opportunity to avail of residency opportunities at Cow House Studios throughout the year and assist in the development and delivery of new residency and educational opportunities.
We are proud to showcase a selection of artwork made during our 2016 sessions of Art on the Farm. In this gallery, you will see five works from each of our students representing a wide variety of media. Black and white darkroom prints, charcoal drawings, watercolor and oil paintings sit alongside sculptural work, digital composites, videos […]
Cow House Studios will be featured on this weeks episode of Ear to the Ground, RTE’s weekly series that reports about Ireland’s rural, countryside and environmental issues. During our first session of Art on the Farm, presenter Helen Carroll visited the studios and spent the day speaking with Rosie and Frank, Sinead, Edel, Michael and Mary. The […]
Community update with Manya Fox
Manya is a photographer living in Los Angeles, California and currently works as Visitor Services Director at Hollyhock House, a historic home built by Frank Loyd Wright in 1922. She was a visiting artist for Art on the Farm in 2010 where she taught photography in the darkroom and made a wonderful new body of work. Manya received her Bachelors Degree from Bard College in 2008 and her MFA from UCLA School of Art in 2008.
Community update with Margot Yale
Margot attended our summer programme Art on the Farm in 2012. She is now in her final year at Princeton University studying art history. On a recent trip to Ireland, researching for her senior thesis, Margot took time out to visit us during our final session of 2016. She spoke with the students about her current research, her experiences at Princeton and sat in on our final critique. Margot generously agreed to answer a few of our questions to reflect upon how her experiences at Cow House Studios continue to shape her interests and professional pursuits.
Community update with Rachel MacFarlane
It has been just over a year since we last caught up with anyone from our fantastic community of artists. Rachel MacFarlane was a visiting artist for our programme Art on the Farm during the summer of 2012. She is an immensely talented painter, generous spirit and dedicated teacher. She will be completing her MFA in Painting from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts this spring and holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Ontario College of Art and Design . Rachel is represented by Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto, ON and her work has featured in several group and solo exhibitions in both North America and Europe.
You can read our conversation here…
It’s been a long wait, but we have just posted an exciting selection of artwork from our three 2014 sessions of Art on the Farm. Our primary focus during the summer is drawing, and students then specialise in either photography or painting, focusing on their particular interests, responding to their varied experience in Ireland. We […]
We are pleased to announce that Haden Nicholl and Jesse Kauppila have been selected as our visiting artists for the summer of 2015. Pictured above left Night Explosions, 2008, ink, watercolour, coloured pencil on paper, and above left I.O.P. I.E.D. (Inside Out Printer Improvised Explosive Device) Super Nova, 2013, chromogenic print. Originally from Colorado, Haden […]
February will be a busy month for Co Directors Frank Abruzzese and Rosie O’Gorman; they will depart from the Northeast and fly to the West where they plan to visit Los Angeles, their old stomping ground in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. As always there are several scheduled events where they will be speaking with […]
Cow House Co Directors Frank Abruzzese and Rosie O’Gorman, along with their son Michael, will be traveling in the United States for the next two months. They have been catching up with friends, family, former students and artists over the holidays, and are sure to see many more as they travel more extensively. There are […]
Cow House Co Director Frank Abruzzese will be making his annual trip to the United States just before Thanksgiving, and is looking forward to catching up with family, old friends and the many students and artists who are now part of the growing Cow House community. He will be attending several events this December to […]
Community update with Sophie Browner
Sophie was one of our first students for Art on the Farm during the summer of 2008. She was the youngest of the group, and will be graduating from college this year so it’s a sort of milestone for us. Even at that early stage Sophie was incorporating text into her art so it seems fitting that she has turned to writing in her studies at Bard College. Sophie has graciously taken time out of her busy senior year to answer a few of our questions. Read our conversation here..
Two days ago we said goodbye to the last of our wonderful students from Art on the Farm, 2014. We were truly fortunate to have such talented, engaged and thoughtful group of students for all three of our sessions. The quiet time around the studio these past few days has given us an opportunity to […]
We are pleased to announce our 2014 visiting artists Peter Allen Hoffmann (MFA Hunter College, BA Bard College) and Alyssa Robb (BA Oberlin College). In just a few short days they will run workshops, give individual tutorials and speak about their own creative process alongside Frank, Rosie and Sinead. This experience provides our Art on […]
Community update with Christin Boggs
Christin was a visiting artist for our programme Art on the Farm during the summer of 2011. She is an artist, photographer, educator, and sustainable food advocate. She holds a MFA in Imaging Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology  and a BFA in Art and Visual Technology from George Mason University . Her photographs have been displayed in solo and group exhibitions and appeared in both online and print publications. Christin promotes sustainable food practices through photography and community development. She is currently residing in Helsinki, Finland, as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow, documenting Finnish food culture.
Community update with Madeleine Morris
Maddy was part of our first ever session of Art on the Farm in 2008. She is currently in her last semester studying painting and Italian at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. In addition to her visual art practice she is a prolific musician and currently in the band Weiner Apocalypse. Maddy has graciously taken time out of her busy final semester to answer a few of our questions.