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Laura Fitzgerald
updated: 08/10/2013
website: www.laurafitzgeraldfrominch.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Christening Outfit
Where the Ghosts Live (detail)
Looking Object
Inappropriate Invention
Looking Object
North Westerly Winds
Tricycle
Silage Season (detail)
Where the Ghosts Live
Mom on the Moon
Growing Season
Silage Season
Where the Ghosts Live (installation view)
10 Year Cycle
10 Year Cycle (detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  childhood, mapping, memory, science
 
 
Christening Outfit by Laura Fitzgerald
Christening Outfit
Paper
2011
Dimensions variable
Where the Ghosts Live (detail) by Laura Fitzgerald
Where the Ghosts Live (detail)
Archival Pen on Fabriano Paper
2011
29.1 " x  35 " 
Looking Object by Laura Fitzgerald
Looking Object
Paper
2011
Dimensions variable
Inappropriate Invention by Laura Fitzgerald
Inappropriate Invention
Paper sculpture
2010
Dimensions variable
Looking Object by Laura Fitzgerald
Looking Object
Paper sculpture
2011
Dimensions variable
North Westerly Winds by Laura Fitzgerald
North Westerly Winds
Archival Pen on Fabriano Paper
2010
25.6 " x  32.5 " 
Tricycle by Laura Fitzgerald
Tricycle
Paper sculpture
2010
3.9 " x  3.9 " 
Silage Season (detail) by Laura Fitzgerald
Silage Season (detail)
Archival Pen on Fabriano Paper
2010
25.6 " x  32.5 " 
Where the Ghosts Live by Laura Fitzgerald
Where the Ghosts Live
Archival Pen on Fabriano Paper
2011
29.1" x  35" 
Mom on the Moon by Laura Fitzgerald
Mom on the Moon
Ink on Paper
2010
11.8" x  11.8" 
Growing Season by Laura Fitzgerald
Growing Season
Archival Pen on Fabriano Paper
2010
25.6 " x  32.5 " 
Silage Season by Laura Fitzgerald
Silage Season
Archival Pen on Fabriano Paper
2010
25.6" x  32.5" 
Where the Ghosts Live (installation view) by Laura Fitzgerald
Where the Ghosts Live (installation view)
Archival Pen on Fabriano Paper
2011
29.1 " x  35 " 
10 Year Cycle by Laura Fitzgerald
10 Year Cycle
Polaroid Photographs
2010
25.6" x  32.5" 
10 Year Cycle (detail) by Laura Fitzgerald
10 Year Cycle (detail)
Polaroid Photographs
2010
25.6" x  32.5" 

Artist Statement

 

‘Place is latitudinal and longitudinal within the map of a person’s life. It is temporal and spatial, personal and political. A layered location replete with human histories and memories, place has width as well as depth. It is about connections, what surrounds it, what formed there, what will happen there’.

 

Lucy Lippard, ‘The Lure of the Local"

 

In considering Lippard’s citation personally, place has always been a narrow slice of land in County Kerry, Ireland. It is a place where for many years’ evolutions of family break-ups, mental illness, legal battles over mapping and boundaries, neighbourhood disputes, narrow escapes, building up and knocking down, have all created an archive of my experience.  As an artist and narrator, I attempt to reveal these experiences in the way they were felt both now and in the past.

 Both nothing and everything happen simultaneously in this part of the world. It is a patient man’s game living here. Time is not ruled by the ticking clock but by seasons and weather and what happens.  When you live here you are aware of who is around, of what moved and what changed and what could happen. In Michel Foucault’s, ‘Madness Civilization’, he describes how; ‘according to many physicians, city life, the life of the court, of the salons, led to madness by this multiplicity of excitations constantly accumulated, prolonged, and echoed without ever being attenuated.’ Here, we have time and space for this intensity to weaken, and as time goes by, the mad become another story to tell. I am drawn by references of science in my practice to reflect this sense of looking, searching, the madness of making sense of the world, traversing from searching for crumbs on the floor to stars in the sky and building in fields.

 
 
Laura Fitzgerald 2011

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

BA (Hons) Fine Art

2007 National College of Art & Design, Dublin 7

Award: 1st

 

 2002 Parson’s School of Design New York

 Exhibitions

2011 Another Little Land, Siamsa Tire, National Folk Theatre Ireland

2009   Once Upon a Time, Waterford Healing Arts Trust

2008   For our House us our Corner of the World, The Talbot Gallery, Dublin

Selected Group Shows

 2011  Three Colours/Yellow SOMA Contemporary Waterford

2010  VII. International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen CZ

2010  Salon Art Prize 2010, Matt Roberts Arts, London

2010  A tourist in Reality, Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare

2010  Holding Together, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin

2009      Preponderance of the Small, The Douglas Hyde Gallery Trinity College Dublin

2009      Royal Hibernian Academy, Annual Exhibition

2009      Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, invited artist

2008     Lens, the Stone Gallery, Dublin

2007     Art trail SKART Posted 3 - Future World

2007     Artisit Galway

 Awards and Residencies

2011 Siamsa Tire, The National Folk Theatre Residency

2011  Irish Arts Council Travel Award

2010 Percent For Art Commission School Diarmada, Castledermot, Co.Kildare 

2009     Percent for Art Scheme, Presentation Primary School Portarlington

2009     Waterford Healing Arts Trust National Residency

2008     Short listed for the Wexford Emerging Artist Award

2008     Sculpture in Context, Work of Distinction

2008     Belmont Mills Studio National Artist in Residence Bursary

2008     Kerry County Council Artist Bursary

2006     Nominated for student of the year NCAD

2005     Short listed for the Markievicz Medal in Painting

2005     RDS Freyer Award

2003     Further Arts Education Award Kerry Arts Council

 Reviews and Publications

2011 Visual Artist Ireland, VAN Newsheet, Jan – March Edition

2011  Saunter, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin

2010 Paper Visual Art Journal, focus http://papervisualart.com/?page_id=2828

2008      Dunne, Aidan, 2008, The Irish Times, The Arts, p16

2008      The Sunday Business Post, 14 Sept 2008 Agenda Magazine

2007     Dunne, Aidan, 2007, 15th Oct The Irish Times, The Arts p12

2007     White Lucy, 2007 Nov 1st METRO, METRO Life, p15.

2007     Dunne Aidan, 2007, 16th June The Irish Times, The Arts p13.