2013 finalists / CJ Mahony

Mahony’s practice is driven by her fascination with the physical and psychological effects of the scale and proportion of a constructed environment on an audience. Her installations examine the threshold between function and dysfunction and provoke an active response in the viewer through the disruption of temporal and spatial experience. Mahony lives and works in Cambridge.


Curriculum Vitae


2012 | MA Visual Arts (Fine Art), Camberwell College of the Arts
2001 | BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture, Wimbledon School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2010 | Borrowed Site: Situ Projects, Falmouth
2007 | Dark Room: Enter Festival, Cambridge
2006 | Dissolution of Identities: Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

Group Exhibitions & Collaborative Projects

2012 | Momentarily Lost: with Cheryl Francis-Hoad and Georgie Grace in association with Opera North, Leeds
2012 | Repair: Aid & Abet, Cambridge (two person show with David Kefford)
2011 | Intervention Intervention: Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton
2011 | We didn’t leave a pyramid: The Annex, London
2011 | Collaborative drawing Project: Woodmill Project Space, London
2009 | Blue Sky: Anglia Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
2009 | Performed: Wysing Arts Contemporary, Cambridge
2008 | observer observed with Katherine Hymers: installation and performance, Wysing Arts Centre
2005 | Origins Unknown: Hebden Bridge Sculpture Trail, Yorkshire

Awards, Grants & Residencies

2012 | Individual Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, East
2011 | Joya: Los Gazquez, Spain
2010 | R/evolutions through Distribution in partnership with curators on The Royal College of Art masters degree, ‘Curating Contemporary Arts and Escalator Visual Arts’
2009 | Individual Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, East

Symposia & Talks

2010 | Does the public always know best? Part of the Detachment Collaboratory Forum sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council: Girton College, Cambridge
2008 | Discourse(s) of Collaboration and Space in Contemporary Art Practices with Artists Katleen Vermeir & Ronny Heiremans, Wysing Arts Centre


2009 | Limited Addition: Orchard Park, Cambridge
2008 | Great Eastern: Shape East, Peterborough
2007 | Back Space: AURORA Arts Festival, Norwich

Press & Publications

2010 | Collaborative Partnerships, A-N Magazine, June issue
2007 | Going Beyond the Dead End: The Work of CJ Mahony , Cherry Smyth Aurora, Possible World Catalogue, MPG Book Group
2007 | ‘Artists and Dyslexia’, CJ Mahony, A-N Magazine, January issue