Behind The Scenes - This Little Piggy by karen mcdermott

I decided joined forces with the young and talented tattoo artist Gabriel Figueroa to create a new image for my series 'Destructive Poetry'. I understand that it's hard to watch a beautiful animal being tattooed, however, the image tries to tackle the lack of respect for the animals we share our planet with. Mass consumption of animal products has left us completely disconnected from nature and has smeared the value of life. ✊🐷

Ireland to New York - An Artist's Journey by karen mcdermott

With the help of SRI Fine Art Services, I moved from my humble home in Ireland to develop my artistic career in New York City. Upon arrival I had the rare opportunity to exhibit my work at Sotheby's New York during Ad Art Show. The show, which was presented by MvVO, was a huge hit for both artists, collectors and the art-crazed public alike. My mission was to document my journey in video and to share my insight into the young contemporary art world. 

Thanks to SRI Fine Art Services for their role in shipping my artwork from Ireland to New York and installing a professionally curated show at Sotheby's New York. 

CatCon LA in Video by karen mcdermott

A summary of my trip to LA for the 2017 edition of CatCon. It was an amazing trip and a surprisingly exciting insight into a new market for me, cat fans. I always thought of myself as an animal lover, often bonding with creatures more than people however this time I was amongst my own! :D Enjoy the video, like and subscribe for more content. 

Accessible Art Fair @ Bozar, Brussels by karen mcdermott

They put the public in touch directly with the artists behind the work. The Accessible Art Fair (ACAF) has been bringing original art, photography, design and sculpture to the art buying public since 2006. ACAF's mission is to offer a platform where artists and designers meet a discerning public. This is my third year at ACAF, I hope you enjoy the highlights!

Thanks to Stephanie Manasseh, Alina Maria Ologu, Ohana Nkulufa, Narek Tumasyan and the rest of the team!

Check out my Youtube channel for more insights into the young contemporary art market!

Adorama TV: Out of the Darkroom with Jason McGroarty by karen mcdermott

Take a seat with Ruth Medjber and Fine Art Photographer Jason McGroarty in this 2 part interview for Adorama TV where they discuss techniques, share tips, digital photography as a fine art medium and gain an insight into the young contemporary arts scene. 

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Superfine! New York 2017 in Video by karen mcdermott

Superfine! The Fairest Fair New York 2017 was a tremendous success for both the artists and the organisers. New collectors came in droves and art was shared throughout Manhattan. Thanks to James Miille, Deming Harriman & Alex Mitow for making it happen and to the artists for making it stand out. You guys are awesome! 

I made this video to summarise my stay in NYC, enjoy! 

Check out Superfine! The Fairest Fair on their website link below...

BMW Art: Works by Jason McGroarty by karen mcdermott

I had the honour of collaborating with BMW and the extremely talented Stephanie Manasseh, Curator & Art Consultant to announce the opening of Next5, a new Uptown Diner & Aperitif Lounge, hidden in the heart of the BMW Brand Store Brussels.

9 large fine art prints of my work will be on display until June 2017 so if you are in the area, why not swing by and see the all new 5 series alongside some beautiful art & design specimens! 

A massive thanks to Alexandre Hauben & Lore Lambrechts at BMW's Flagship Store in Brussels. Thanks to Stephanie Manasseh for curating more than any curator could! & to Labo JJ Micheli for producing absolutely amazing fine art photographic prints of my work. 

Honestly these guys are the cream of the crop in the Art & Design industry and it's an honour to work with them.

Check out some of the images below;