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WHO: We’re intrigued by “Expectations are just future disappointments” – twelve portraits of real women photographed in their own kitchens by multi-platform visual artist Siuan McGahan. The aim of the series is to explore gender roles. This is one part of “All That We See or Seem” exhibition at Castletown House, Co Kildare, which opened earlier this week. The other strand is McGahan’s virtual reality self portrait “All Physics in a Ferment”, in which she “delves deeper into the performativity of gender roles and personal identity” by casting herself as Sisyphus in a modern virtual reality fairy tale. The exhibition runs until July 27.

(The Gloss Magazine)


The Irish Times by Aidan Dunne


Siuan McGahan: All that We See or Seem
The Stableyard Galleries, Castletown House, Celbridge, Co Kildare. Until July 27th
Siuan McGahan’s career path has taken her from computer simulations at NASA-JPL to visual effects for feature films including Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Her brilliant digital portrait series, Expectations are just future disappointments explores, “the performativity of contemporary gender roles and their relationship to the domestic space”. They really do. Plus other works.

by Aidan Dunne (The Irish Times)


All That We See Or Seem

I will be returning to Ireland with my original "Expectations are just future dissappointments" series, combined with the VR performance piece "All Physics in a Ferment." Show runs from July 1 - 27 in the Stable Wing at Castletown House in Cellbridge, Co. Kildare

All That We See Or Seem

NCAD MFA graduate exhibition

I will be screening my new VR piece "The Dreadful Imminency of Another" at the MFA graduate exhbition June 9th 6pm-9pm. Show runs June 10-18. NCAD Annex, Thomas St. Dublin 8.

RHA annual exhibition

My newest portrait "Its Dark Outside" has been selected for the RHA annual exhibition. I was so impressed by the caliber and diversity in this show last year, so I am honored to participate. Show runs May 25, 2015 - August 08, 2015. 

"Close My Eyes" in Life Inside Out

You can hear my song "close my eyes" in the fabulous, award winning indie film "life Inside Out."  More about the movie here

New Beginnings

I have been eager to re-design my website for some time now. My goal has been a streamlined version which will allow me to more easily add artwork and content. It has been a long time coming, as I have been so busy with moving to Ireland and getting the family settled here. (Have you been reading my moving chronicles at It is now a year since we received the offer to relocate to Dublin. It has taken that whole year to pack up our lives in Los Angeles and set up our lives here in Dublin. Such a big move is quite consuming! That said, there has been some art-making going on. Not so much in the music department though. But I am looking forward to a productive year, now that we are somewhat settled here in Dublin and as of September, both kids will be in school full-time. Lots of pictures to purge from my head and my lovely new, white guitar is beckoning me from my new living room. Here's to all kinds of new beginnings!