Judy Carroll Deeley is a visual artist living and working in the Republic of Ireland. She is passionate about ideas, people, the environment, economic and social change. Her professional art practice encompasses painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, installation and collaborative projects. Through these media she responds to aspects of our world that she cares deeply about.
She has a BA Honours in Fine Art (Painting) from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, 2008. She also has an MA Honours in Visual Art Practices from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, 2011.
In 2021 she received an Irish Arts Council Agility Award to pursue the third stage of her research into the effects on the environment of human commercial activity, in her project Capitalocene: From A Time of Ambition...To A Time of Sustainability. This builds on the success of the previous two stages, Paraphernalia (Easter Snow Gallery, Naul and deAppendix, Blackrock, 2018/19) and Plantationocene (Custom House Gallery, Westport 2020).
In 2022 she received a second Agility Award.
Another current project Women And Work explores the work undertaken by women inside and outside the home over the last century. It focuses on the resourcefulness of Irishwomen in creating opportunities to earn money to support their families in spite of then discriminatory employment legislation. This project is based on recently uncovered source materials in her father’s old house in south inner city Dublin, and points to the importance of these resources in helping us to understand the past.
She is a member of Visual Artists Ireland.
She is part of the artists collective AtHomeStudios.