Born in Warrnambool in 1966, McLoughlin graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Victoria College Melbourne in 1988, and completed her post-graduate degree in Fine Art - Printmaking at R.M.I.T. in 1989.
Having moved to Scotland in 1990, she completed a post- graduate degree in Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art in 1991. McLoughlin worked at Duncan of Jordanston College of Art, Dundee until her return to Melbourne in 1997. She graduated with a Masters in Visual Art from Sydney College of Art in 2002.
Working in a variety of mediums, including printmaking, digital (moving and still) and site-specific installations, McLoughlin has exhibited extensively since 1989 in Australia and overseas. Her work is found in the collections of La Trobe University, RMIT University, University of Sydney, Edinburgh Hospitals, Scottish Equitable, Warnambool Art Gallery, Smorgans and Private Collections.
2009 Watching a Space – Chrysalis Gallery & Studio – Melbourne
2008 Corners & Alleyways – Red Gallery – Melbourne 08 Fremantle Print Award
2007 Three Views – Sofitel Melbourne War Peace & Freedom – Firestation Print Workshop – Melbourne CPM National Print Awards – Tweed River Art Gallery NBC Screen Print Biennial – Japan
2006 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne Take a Deep Breath – Solo Exhibition – Chrysalis Publishing Gallery, Melbourne Antipodes – Melbourne Exchange Partners in Print – 2006 Melbourne Art Fair
2005 Inter Grey at Inflight (Installation)– Hobart Art Melbourne – Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne A Year in the Studio – Chrysalis Publishing Gallery, Melbourne Exchange Partners in Print
2004 New Directions in Print – Gallery Milosck, Hungary, curated by The Centre for Fine Print Research University of West of England, Bristol Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne 9th Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne A Year in the Studio – Chrysalis Publishing Gallery, Melbourne Exchange Partners in Print – folio exhibited at Australian Print Workshop
2003 Glen Eira Town Hall Partners in Print Folio (Silver)
2002 Fremantle Print Award, WA
2001 pgr, Newspace, Sydney Latest Editions, ANU Canberra Masters Exhibition Sydney College of the Arts Partners in Print Folio
2000 Etchy Art, New Space Sydney International Art Fair, Melbourne Desires, Herman Black Gallery, Sydney University Recent Acquisitions 2000 Exchange
1999 Elizabeth Murchoch Institute, Melbourne
1998 Illawarra Print Exhibition International Art Fair, MELBOURNE Essiogn Club, MELBOURNE Williamstown Shell Acquisitive FireStation print Workshop Portfolio
1997 Rene Ellen Acquisitive Print Exhibition, WARRNAMBOOL Australia Print Media Awards, SYDNEY Fremantle Print Exhibition, WESTERN AUSTRALIA Kontempora, Kirkcaldy Davies Gallery, MELBOURNE Fire Station, Print Folio Scottish Society of Art, EDINBURGH 60th Biennial, DUNDEE Reflexive Structures & Sweetmeats, DUNDEE The Slade, LONDON
1996 The Edinburgh Print Workshop, EDINBURGH Compass Gallery, GLASGOW Common Ground, URECHT, The Hague, EDINBURGH, DUNDEE Gathering – Celebration of Scottish printmaking, Glarie Beeldspraak, AMSTERDAM Outpost Biennale – Public Arts Project, VENICE BIENNALE Paperwork’s IV, Seagate Gallery, DUNDEE Scottish Society of Art, EDINBURGH Clifford Contemporary Gallery, PERTH (Scotland)
1995 Hoyden’s Gathering Seagate Gallery DUNDEE Point Pier, ORKNEY Scottish societies of Art, Installation print, EDINBURGH Baltic Day DUNDEE Sound City Art Party, GLASGOW