Carla Burns

Carla Burns studied at Limerick Institute of Technology and was awarded a 3 month sculpture residency at the National Sculpture Factory.

Carla Burns is an Irish artist based in Limerick. She started her career in psychology (working in both research and clinical positions) and later migrated to artistic practice. Since graduating from Limerick School of Art & Design in 2011 she has been resident at Raggle Taggle studios in Limerick, and she is a recipient of the National Sculpture Factory Graduate Residency in 2012. Her work includes video, animation, drawing, performance, and collaboration.

Carla Burns is interested in self-help, self-development, and new-age spirituality. She explores how these popular belief systems and therapies are understood and practised, and considers the role of the artist in re-presenting them. Her artistic process evolves through participation in these systems. She muddles science fantasy with science fact, and contaminates theory with the personal. Carla would like the audience to think again about problems of belief, authenticity, and the search for a meaningful life.