Myra Jago makes realistic oil paintings bordering on the surreal. As her subjects shake off their
conventional roles, she uses traditional mediums, humour and wordplay to make new meanings.
Before painting begins, canvasses are multiple-layered with ground and smoothly sanded to
eliminate any distracting texture. These works ask you to look again at the reflective nature of the work, embodied within dreamlike vistas and fine oil surfaces.
Living and working in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Myra Jago received her MFA painting from
NCAD in 2011 and has practiced professionally since then. Her six month RHA studio residency in
2015, where she studied traditional painting techniques, has greatly contributed to her process. She has had three solo exhibitions to date and taken part in the last three RHA Annuals along with RUA Annual this year.
Her work can be found in The State Art Collection and many other public and private collections worldwide.
Myra Jago’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of September 2017.
Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.