Alan Magee was born in 1979 in Ireland and lives and works in London. He holds an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London. Awards include Florence Trust Studio Residency; Arts Council Ireland, Travel and Training Awards, and has recently exhibited at White Cube, London; Xi’an Academy, China; Cross Gallery, Dublin; Maria Stenfors, London; Highlanes Museum, Drogheda; Berloni, London and Ormston House, Limerick. Magee is currently a lecturer at Central Saint Martin’s and Wimbledon Colleges of Art and Design in London.
Magee’s practice crosses many disciplines from sculpture, installation and drawing, to a variety of lens-based media. Often addressing issues that arise from the politics of power, labour and control, Magee’s playful, often absurdist compositions juxtapose bodies and objects, high art, and everyday life. The artist’s renderings of domestic objects take on powerful symbolism as the markers of the human condition.