Lorraine Hogan is an Award Winning Artist who was born in rural Co. Cork, Ireland but grew up in South East London. Having worked all over the world as a Hair Stylist Lorraine made the huge decision to go back to art college where she achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art & Design. Lorraine’s art work has featured on billboards in the UK and Ireland. Her Degree Show which was a video and sound installation won her an award with the Cork Film Centre. The central theme of the show was the concept of the Panopticon.
LORRAINE HOGAN’S PHOTOGRAPHY
While studying in Art College Lorraine specialised in Photography, Print Making, Sound and Installations. Lorraine’s artwork was selected for the POST IT project. Through an Open Call twelve artists were selected to participate in the project. The selected artworks were featured on billboards across the city of Dundee during the IMPACT 8 printmaking conference. The project returned to Cork City to be displayed across one hundred poster sites as part of Cork Culture Night 2013. Crawford Art College and Cork Print Makers exhibited the works. A limited edition box set of twelve postcards accompanied the exhibition. See http://corkprintmakers.ie/filter/printprojects/POST-IT
Photo Riston Print by Lorraine Hogan ‘Time’, which featured on Billboards across the City of Dundee during the IMPACT 8 printmaking conference.
The Crawford Degree Show
‘Prisoners’ by Lorraine Hogan
The art critic Adian Dunne mentions Lorraine’s video and sound installation in The Irish Times newspaper when reviewing all the degree shows in Ireland.
“Surveillance crops up several times as an issue, memorably in work by Lorraine Hogan at Crawford.“ Aidan Dunne IRISH TIMES
Lorraine’s video/sound installation ‘The Panopticon’.
Lorraine Hogan’s Artist Statement
‘In the world of super modernity people are always, and never, at home.’
– Marc Augé
The core of the work deals with contemporary issues in the urban environment. Modern technology is encroaching more and more on human life – non-places, transport systems, surveillance, mobile technology, globalization.
The work looks at the way in which contemporary living is controlled and monitored and how places can control the use of an individual’s time and space hour by hour.
ART TO MUSIC
While studying at Art college Lorraine discovered she had a passion and talent for singing and writing Music. She has just released her first EP RAINE which is out now. The EP launch took place in the incredible Aula Maxima at UCC on the 11/10/17. The four tracks from the self-titled debut EP Raine journey through the songwriter’s life as an artist, as well as exploring themes of sensuality, tragedy and loss. “Wake Up” follows the aftermath after a personal friend fell into a coma and Raine’s attempt to process this. The ethereal “Breathe Me In” is a tale of falling in lust while “Honey Babe” breaks free from a toxic relationship while rediscovering her inner strength. Closing out The xx and London Grammar inspired Extended Play is “Burnt”, a track that is unapologetically gritty and sexual. This debut EP was recorded, produced and mixed at Monique studio with Christian Best and mastered by Ruairi O’Flaherty.