Myra Jago’s oil paintings examine our relationship with the world and each other. Her work uses beauty to open up a conversation on current social, political and identity issues. Embedding these themes within folds of silk, she leans heavily on the still life tradition, while remaining rooted within the contemporary art world. The reflective nature of her painting is embodied within dream-like vistas of fine oil surfaces, where absolute realism melds into myth, and gravity dissipates into weightlessness.
Myra Jago is currently supported by Wicklow Arts Act Funding Scheme 2023. In 2022 she was an invited artist at The 192nd RHA Annual, winning The Friends Award and was also invited to make new work for Luan Gallery's Breaking Borders. Jago presented her solo exhibition Now Islands at Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy in 2019 and was selected as Highly Commended prizewinner at The Hennessy Portrait Awards at The National Gallery of Ireland in 2017. In 2015 Myra was awarded a six month studio residency at The Royal Hibernian Academy School and is a regular resident at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamakerrig.
On the island of Ireland, her work has shown at The National Gallery of Ireland, The Royal Hibernian Academy, The Hugh Lane Gallery, The Central Bank of Ireland, Áras Inis Gluaire, The Honourable Society of King's Inns' Law Library, NUI Maynooth, The Royal Ulster Academy, The Ulster Hall, a Billboard in East Belfast and The Séamus Ennis Gallery.
Myra studied Fine Art Painting at The National College of Art & Design Dublin, completing her Masters in Fine Art in 2011.
Her paintings have exhibited internationally in Chicago, New York, Brussels, Tokyo, Hong Kong, China and The UK.
Northern Ireland Civil Service Art Collection
Business to Arts
Killeen Motor Holdings
Activate Capital Ireland
The Deloitte Art Collection
Central Bank and FSAI Collection
The Irish State Art Collection
Scor Global Ireland
Kildare County Council Collection
Hotel Bloom Belgium