Caroline Byrne



Born in Waterford, Caroline Byrne was raised in Dublin and studied in the College of Marketing and Design and the College of Technology in her early years. She moved to San Francisco for five years and returned to complete a masters in Illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2002. She joined the Black Church Print Studio in 2004. Caroline works primarily in relief print making. Her work is held in private and public collections including The National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) at NCAD.


Artist Statement during Covid 19 Crisis:

'Home' is where we all are at the moment. A physical space but also our safe/uncertain place.


For me home has always been more than the four walls. It has been a living entity in itself. As we grow and change so does our home. Its walls protect, sooth, it hears all our laughs and tears and absorbs without judgement through its silent presence. It welcomes us every day and facilitates our journey into our other world of dreams every night. 'Home' is where we all are at the moment.


Living by a river in the city Byrne's work is inspired by home, and the natural world all around us. These images reflect an aspiration for a more peaceful co existence between mankind and the earth which sustains us.


Byrne reuses parts of old printing plates, paper off cuts and mixes print and drawing techniques to create this new work.