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Aishling Muller

Born 1980 (Ireland)

Aishling Muller is fascinated by the human condition, spending her early years documenting as photographic a observer.1

Bio & Career

Aishling Muller creates expanded narratives documenting times of transition and transformation both in her inner and outer world. She is inspired by nature’s rhythm, death, rebirth, and the organic flow she finds in her constantly changing world, and creative process.

Concerning herself with themes of development and growth on individual, collective and environmental levels, she presents the audience with a platform for connection with the natural world and self-exploration, creating a space for reflection and expansion of awareness. Drawn to working within the purity of the natural environment, she documents those lands in the process of change by the hand of man, nature and in more recent times climate.

She creates multi-sensory installations, transforming spaces, combining photography, video, audio, performance, audience participation, sculpture, and word. Aishling uses only natural light, allowing day, time, season, and weather patterns to play an active role in her capture process.

By entering into a spontaneous process of unfolding, Aishling digitally captures traditional landscapes and self-portraits. Her eclectic works reflect simultaneously on the movement and stillness found within these dynamic times of transition. Her works step her audience into a fantasy immersed perception, contrasting the world of reality with the magic of its wonder.

Aishling shoots with a two camera Leica system with a 21, 35 and 90 mm lens kit. Aishling often shows her works within non arts spaces and tends to build each installation bespoke for a specific location and or event. 2


Appears in

  • 2022, Transformation, Berlin Explorer Editorial, Berlin, Germany. (printed group zine)
  • 2021, At a Distance #5, Alastra Press, USA. (printed group zine)
  • 2021, Flora Fiction Literary Magazine Summer. (printed group zine)
  • 2021, Printed in Coin Operated Press, Earth Zine, UK. (Printed group zine)
  • 2021, Printed in Lose the Film’s Zine, titled “Self”, USA. (Printed group zine)
  • 2021, Printed in Grimoire Fanzine Volume 4, Tunisia. (Online group zine)

Awards and honours

  • 2021 Shortlisted, Bartur Photo Award in the Climate Change Category, UK.
  • 2021, Winner, Rebirth, Corinth Photo Festival, Peloponnesian Institute of Arts.
  • 2021, Shortlisted, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award Georgia.
  • 2021, Shortlisted, Gravity Festival, Good Earth Foundation, France.
  • 2020, Honorable Mention, Fine Art Landscape Professional, Toyko International Foto Awards.
  • 2020, Finalist Lensflare, Fine Art Landscape, International Photography Awards, Bangladesh.
  • 2011, Art In Context Residency Scheme (FTC), Westmeath County Council, Ireland.
  • 2020, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007. Artist Bursary, Westmeath County Council, Ireland.
  • 2009, Emerging Artist Scheme, Westmeath County Council, Ireland.


Solo exhibitions

  • 2020, Into Presence, Studio 476, Österängens Konsthall, Jönköping, Sweden
  • 2017, Chapter One: The Path Of Least Resistance, Listastofan, Iceland.
  • 2016, Elemental, Listastofan Arts Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • 2014, From Ashes, County Council Buildings, Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland.
  • 2012, Faces of December, Vassaras, Sparta, Peloponnese, Greece.
  • 2011, View On Cambodia, County Council Buildings, Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland.
  • 2008, Mirror Nature, Patrick Street Gallery, Cork City, Ireland.
  • 2007, Mirror Nature, Lucy Tormey, Studio & Gallery, Westmeath, Ireland.

Group exhibitions

  • 2022, Hérna, Ljósmyndasýning FÍSL, Reykjavik, Iceland. (physical)
  • 2021, Luan Art Fair, Luan Gallery, Athlone Ireland. (physical)
  • 2021, FISL at Torg Listamessa, Reykjavik, Iceland. (physical)
  • 2021, Art As A Response To Mental Health, Doncaster Arts Fair, UK. (online)
  • 2021, Lens op de Mens Photo Festival Pelt, Belgium. (physical)
  • 2021, Rebirth, Corinth Photo Festival, Peloponnesian Institute of Arts, Greece. (physical)
  • 2021, Parentesis Video Festival, Mexico. (Physical)
  • 2021, Alone Together, Self Portrait Exhibition, Up Arts Incubator, USA. (Online)
  • 2020, Winter Open & Trasna IX, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Ireland. (Physical)
  • 2020, Manifold Global Landscapes, USA. (Online)
  • 2020, 1 FT SQ, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Ireland. (Online)
  • 2019, MEGALITH The Wrong Biennale, Svalbard, Sweden. (Online)
  • 2019, ISO 2019 – Ljósmyndasýning FÍSL, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • 2018, Well of Bottled Emotions at the Factory, Djupavik, Iceland.
  • 2016, Yoko Ono, Arising, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik. Iceland.
  • 2016, To The North Outdoor Exhibition, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • 2016, Transitions 2.0, Listastofan Arts Collective, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • 2014, RiMo & The Healing Room, Hilltown Studio Theatre, Castlepollard, Westmeath, Ireland.
  • 2012, Wish You Were Here at Phizzfest Arts Trail, Phibsborough, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2012, Billboard Arts Project, Albany, New York State, USA.
  • 2011, Open Season at the Dock, Leitrim Ireland.
  • 2011, Orient Occident, Art Actors Queralt, Les Rambles, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2010, Is it… What today might be considered Art, Trades Club, Sligo, Ireland.
  • 2010, Recession in the Midlands at Phizzfest, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2010, The Thing That Bruises You, PhotoIreland Festival, Back Loft, Dublin Ireland.
  • 2009, Projection, Magnum Workshop, Trafic Photography, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2009, Emerging Artist Multimedia Exhibit, Market House Gallery, Mullingar, Ireland.

External links & References

  1. “Biography” Aishling Muller
  2. “Biography” Aishling Muller