Dee Deegan is a Galway based multidisciplinary Artist Teacher and owner of Galway Art Academy.
Dee holds a Master’s in Creative Practice from GMIT and achieved a first-class honour in both her hDip in Art & Design Teacher Education from LIT and her BA in Fine Art from GMIT.
She was invited to exhibit in Impressions as part of the Galway International Arts Festival 2018 and her work was selected for the Claremorris Open in 2012.
Dee’s work is inspired by personal experiences and observations. Themes of transience and memories dominated her work for many years and more recently her work has been focused on personal identity and belonging. Dee integrates her own creativity into her teaching, designing and delivering workshops that ignite curiosity and use a cross curricular approach.
She has worked in primary and secondary education and has also lectured in Contemporary Art at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, volunteered in the Limerick Prison Education Centre, and worked in nursing homes with dementia patients. Dee combined her creative expertise and love of education as the Education Coordinator for the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts in 2019 and 2020.
Highly regarded nationally, Dee works as a Creative Associate for the Arts Council of Ireland and reviewed the new Leaving Certificate Art History & Appreciation Book for Gill Education. She is a member of the Education Panel for the Design & Craft Council of Ireland, Galway Rural Development and Clare County Council.