Originally from Scotland and formally a Physicist, Angela Gilmour now lives in Cork, Ireland. After graduating with an honours degree in Fine Art from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design in 2015, she was subsequently awarded 'Student of the Year' by Cork Art Society with an exhibition award at the Lavit Gallery. Her first-class honours research thesis was Highly Commended at the Global Undergraduate Awards. In 2016, she was awarded residencies at Backwater Artists Group, Sample Studios and the National Sculpture Factory, and in 2017, she was shortlisted for the Emerging Irish Artist Award by Burren College of Art. From 2016 to 2018 Gilmour was Artist in Residence at University College Cork within a number of research centres where she continues collaborations. In 2019, she was awarded a residency with The Arctic Circle Summer Solstice Expedition. Recent solo exhibitions include; Arctica: the last fragments, Studio 12, Backwaters Artist Group, Cork (2019); The Sum of All Parts, a touring solo show funded by Science Foundation Ireland as part of an artist residency with Tyndall National Institute and Irish Photonics Integrated Circuits (2016-2018). Recent Group exhibitions include The New State, curated by Anne Hodge, Curator at the National Gallery of Ireland, Angela Griffith, Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin and Peter Brennan, Director of Graphic Studio Gallery (2019), Mouth of a Shark, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Edinburgh Printmakers (2019-2020), Land of Some Other Order curated by Paul McAree at the Lavit Gallery Cork (2020).
Gilmour represented Science Foundation Ireland (2016-2019), Cork Science Festival (2016-2019), International Space Week (2017) and The Creative Ireland Programme for Engaging the Public on Climate Change through the Cultural and Creative Sectors (2019). As well as exhibiting in the New York Hall of Science for Weather the Weather (2019/20), she took part in British Science Week as part of Environmental Crisis, Gerald Moore Gallery, London (2020) and Green Perspectives, Candid Arts Centre, London (2020). Upcoming exhibitions include the 190th RHA and the 139th RUA annual exhibitions (2020), Woman in the Arctic, Escape Des Femmes Gallery, Paris (2021).
Her work is held in public and private collections, including University College Cork, The Office of Public Works, Tyndall National Institute, Cork and Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Australia. Gilmour has exhibited both nationally and internationally with shows in the United States of America, Australia, the United Kingdom and Spain.
Currently, Gilmour is a member of Backwater Artists Group, Cork Printmakers and the National Sculpture Factory.