Ciana Fitzgerald is an Irish surrealist-realism painter and experimental video artist. Her painting practise focuses on bridging the gap of modernism to fuse old with new, recalling technical command aspects of the Old Masters but with a distinctly contemporary unease. Each work is highly staged and ambiguous, charged with psychological tension. Her film work is constructed in a similar manner, prompting the medium to act as a visual diary of cryptic narratives.
She graduated from NCAD with first-class honours in Fine Art Painting and moved to Germany shortly after, spending the next three years living and working between Berlin and Leipzig. She was shortlisted for the RDS Visual Art Award, the Talbot Gallery Award, and nominated for the NCAD Staff Prize. Her work has been published in the Irish Arts Review, and in a medical guidebook funded by the European Commission. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally, her most recent solo exhibition at the Irish Embassy in Berlin that was due to open in March 2020 now postponed to later in the year.
Recent exhibitions have included a solo show at Atelier Andersartig in Solingen Germany, lighting and aesthetic engineer at the Pfefferberg theatre in Berlin, a collaborative exhibition in Leverkusen Germany, exhibitions at the Greenacres Gallery Spring and Summer Shows and the Irish International Opera Festival 2019. In addition, she gave an artist talk on her creative practise as part of the Science Gallery’s ‘INTIMACY’ exhibition at Trinity College. She is currently a virtual artist in residence with SPAR St Petersburg Art Residency, Russia.