Eva McCauley is a figurative painter/printmaker and was born in London, Ontario. Her work explores the process of recollection and how we process memories.
She divides her time between making work in Ireland, in Bear River, N.S., and in her studio in Elmira, Ontario. She has visited Ireland on seven different occasions, and has been invited to attend the Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat in Co. Kerry as artist-in-residence six times (2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 & 2016). She is also a musician, playing traditional Irish music on fiddle, mandolin and concertina.
She studied visual art at the Ontario College of Art and Design, receiving an O.C.A.D. diploma in drawing & painting (1983), a B.F.A. from University of Guelph (1994) and a M.F.A. from University of Waterloo (1996).
She has exhibited internationally and nationally, with solo exhibitions at the St. Thomas Elgin Art Centre (“World’s Edge” 2014), Wandesford Quay Gallery in Cork (“In/Visible” Aug/Sept. 2012), Limerick Printmakers (“In/Visible” August/Sept. 2010), Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora, Ontario, (“Solas agus Scath” March 2009), Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery (“Momento Mori”); Open Studio, Toronto (“Ruptured Time”); Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto (“Colour of Memory”, “Mutable as Water”, “Gaze”); and solo and group exhibitions at Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo; Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery 2nd Biennale (2005); and the Castellani Museum in Lewiston, N.Y. (“Crossing Borders”). Her work is included in collections in Canadian Embassies all over the world, and is part of a Canadian boxed set collection sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
McCauley is the recipient of many awards and scholarships, including the W.O. Forsythe Painting Award (1983), Bronfman Printmaking Award (1993), Warner Lambert Printmaking Scholarship (1994) "Best in Printmaking Award" at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (1996), "Ernst & Young Purchase Award" (1996), a Canada Council "Quest" Grant for Emerging Artists (2000), as well as an Ontario Council Project Grant (2007). Her work can be found in many private and public collections such as the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Waterloo Regional Labour Council, and the Ernst & Young Canadian Print Collection.
Eva McCauley has been invited to attend the Bali Purnati Art Centre in Bali as artist-in-residence in Spring 2017. She has been a sessional faculty member in the Fine Art Department at the University of Waterloo since 2002, teaching drawing, printmaking and painting.