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Since graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 1981, Andrew Folan has practised in print, photography and sculpture. He was involved in establishing and running the Black Church Print Studio in Temple Bar, Dublin.  He lectures in printmaking at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He has exhibited widely throughout Europe.

His solo exhibition of printed sculptures Arterial Ink toured to a number of venues in Ireland as well as London, Paris and Stockholm (1991-2001). He is an active collaborator in scientific, medical and architectural projects. He participated in the Digital Surface Project presented at Tate Britain in 2003. In 2006 he completed a laser-cut steel installation The Fleet Morph for the Mater Hospital, Dublin.

In 2008 he completed a commission Anatomy of an Instrument for the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, using CAT scanning as the central research component.

Recent digital productions combine prints and objects in the production of layered, composite sculptures.

His current research centres on the use of three-dimensional printing (rapid prototyping) in the materialization of virtually generated entities. He will present a paper, Grasping the Untouchable at The International Symposium on Electronic Art,  Belfast, 2009.

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