Norman Mooney was born in Dublin Ireland in 1971. He studied at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork and completed his BFA at the National College of Art in Dublin in 1992. He then received the distinguished honor of participating in the Third Degree program at the Irish Museum of modern Art from 1992 to 1993. In 1994 he relocated to Brooklyn, New York and has been exhibiting locally and internationally for more than 20 years. In 2000 he set up Workspace11 in Brooklyn NY where he employs a team of studio technicians, architects and engineers to realize his diverse array of projects. Norman lives with his wife and four children in Brooklyn.
Recent exhibitions include “Insight”, at Marso Gallery in Mexico City, “Meeting in Brooklyn” at Alden Biesen in Belgium, Beyond Borders in Abu Dhabi and “Close your Eyes” at Causey Contemporary in Brooklyn, New York. Recent public and private commissions include the “Star” sculptures in Mexico city, “Windseeds” at the Urban Institute of Contemporary art in Michigan and “Wallflower’s” in Los Angeles California.
Norman makes works that are at once physical and metaphysical. His works explore the elemental and
cyclical synergies of nature. Materiality, pattern, scale and experience are key concerns within his
practice. Norman makes sculpture, interior and exterior installations, drawings and works on paper, his
methodology is one of experimentation and process with materials such as smoke, glass, steel and
These sculptures were created in 2009 and were a part of Grand Rapid, MI first annual Art Prize comp...