CIANA FITZGERALD

Overview

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. 

 

Previous Exhibitions
2020 – Solo Show, Irish Embassy Berlin, Germany (postponed due to Covid-19)
2019 – Solo Show, Atelier Andersartig, Solingen, Germany
2019 – Irish International Opera Festival Exhibition, Greenacres Gallery, Ireland
2019 – Kunst : Raum : Klinik, Leverkusen, Germany
2019 – Solinger Lichternacht
2019, Atelier Andersartig, Solingen, Germany
2019 – Greenacres Gallery Summer Show, Ireland
2019 – Public Nightmares to Private Dreams lighting & aesthetics engineer, Pfefferberg Theatre Berlin
2019 – Greenacres Gallery Spring Show, Ireland
2018 – Irish International Opera Festival Exhibition, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford, Ireland
2018 – Victorian Christmas Fair Well’s House, Wexford, Ireland
2018 – ‘Craw Festival’ Kultstätte Keller, Karl-Marx-Straße 52, Berlin
2018 – ‘In-Vision’ Video art and Creative Film Festival, The Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin
2017 – ‘Soul Noir’ Festival of the Dark Arts, No.13 North Great Georges Street, Dublin
2017 ­­­– D E E P ‘Transmission 1’ online short film exhibition premiered on Memory.is, curated by Brooklyn based director and producer Chris Osborn
2016 – NCAD graduate exhibition, NCAD campus, Thomas Street, Dublin
2016 – Irish Arts Review publication for New Generation Gallery
2016 – ‘Short Cinema Expo’ Atelier014, Hardebollenstraat 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2016 – ‘Intangible Forms’ exhibition in NCAD MFA building, James Street, Dublin
2016 – ‘Tell me it’s not your fault’ solo exhibition in Paint Project Space, NCAD, Dublin
2015 – my video pieces ‘Abscido’ and ‘Orexis’ shown in D E E P exhibition in Brooklyn, New York, curated by Chris Osborn
2015 – ‘Figure 9’ group exhibition in Steambox Gallery, School Street, Dublin 8 (I also organised and curated)
2014 – ‘Brinnamon’ joint exhibition in A4 Art, Thomas Street, Dublin 8
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