Mags Harnett worked briefly in advertising in Dublin before going to live in Paris and later Cologne at the age of 21. She read French and German, at Trinity College Dublin graduating with an honours degree in 1998 and went on to study Fine art for five years at l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Tours, in France, where she graduated with an honours degree in 2005.

She joined the Bled group of artists in Saint Pierre des Corps in 2009. She worked as an independent translator and a teacher (University Francois Rabelais in Tours) before returning to her native Dublin in 2011 where she lives with her two children. Mags won first prize for Calligraphy in the RDS National Craft Awards in 2013. She has held solo exhibitions at the Copper House Gallery, the Alliance Francaise and in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College. Mags also teaches Art Appreciation at the ETB, she gives workshops in primary and secondary schools and works at the National Gallery of Ireland as a guide, artist and workshop facilitator. In 2019 she worked with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown on the Decade of Centenaries celebrating the artwork of Sr Concepta Lynch. In 2020 Mags began teaching online via Zoom.  Depicting Diversity is an online workshop conceived of and delivered by Mags. It is delivered through the DLR LexIcon in conjunction with the National Gallery of Ireland and Childrens’ Books Ireland. Currently teaching and working in her studio space at the Schoolhouse for Art in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.

Member of Visual Artists Ireland.

Mags Harnett a travaillé brièvement dans la publicité à Dublin avant de partir vivre à Paris puis à Cologne à l’âge de 21 ans. Elle a fait des études de Lettres francaises et allemandes à Trinity College Dublin où elle a obtenu son diplôme en 1998. Elle a étudié les Beaux arts à l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux arts de Tours. Elle a obtenu son DNSEP en 2005.

Elle a rejoint le collectif des artistes et artisans du Bled à Saint Pierre des Corps en 2009. Elle a travaillé en tant que traductrice indépendante et comme enseignante à l’Université François Rabelais de Tours avant de retourner dans sa ville natale de Dublin en 2011. Elle y vit aujourd’hui avec ses deux enfants et y travaille comme plasticienne. Mags enseigne l’histoire de l’art aux adultes et elle donne des ateliers d’art aux enfants et aux adolesents. Elle est également guide aux Musée National de l’Irlande (National Gallery of Ireland).