2011 – 2013 Fine Art Painting Masters, Royal College of Art, London
2004 – 2007 Fine Art BA National College of Art and Design
2000 – 2004 Presentation Secondary School Milltown
1983 – 2000 Homeschooled by mad parents
Upcoming (things to be delighted about)
HEAD CASE, RHA Ashford Gallery, opens 13th February 2020
Emergent Award 2020, Wexford County Council Arts Department and Wexford Arts Centre in partnership with IT Carlow Wexford Campus School of Art and Design. (I applied for this nine times).
EVA Platforms Commission 2020, selected by Matt Packer, Anne Tallentire and Merve Elveren, September 2020.
Small Night Zine – ARRANGEMENTS , a zine project by James Merrigan, Pallas Projects Studios, November 2019. Opens Thursday 6 – 8pm 21st of November 2019.
Coup de Ville (Chasing Flowers), 2020, WARP, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Granny in Orbit, Side of a mountain, (Moan Laur) Glen road, Inch, Co. Kerry. A project made possible by a project award from the Arts Council of Ireland. Project launched at Foley’s Bar, Inch Co. Kerry on the 25th of October 2019.
Embodiment, curated by Helen Carey & Michaela Stock, Galerie Michaela Stock, Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Vienna. Amanda Coogan; Laura Fitzgerald, Ann Maria Healy, Evelyn Loschy, Veronika Merklein, Lilo Nein, Dominic Thorpe & Suzanne Walsh. Show runs from 7.09. – 31.10. 2019. Catalogue Launch at the Firestation Artists’ Studios 30th Nov 6-8pm.
Please Proceed as Normal, curated by Anne Mullee, Courthouse Studios, Ennistymon, Co.Clare, September 2019. Opens Friday 27th of September at 6pm and runs through to 16th November 2019.
Firestation Artists’ Studios Residency, home until October 2020.
Selected Exhibitions (so far) 2019
‘Agnès and I’ Curated by Aisling Prior on behalf of Black Church Print Studio Project funded by Dublin City Council. Laura Fitzgerald, John Graham, Salvatore of Lucan, Jonathan Mayhew, Bea McMahon, Fiona Reilly. The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2. OPENING: Thursday 5 September 2019 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Exhibition runs until Saturday 28 Sept 2019 Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Atlantic, RCC Regional Cultural Centre, Paul Henry, Louis Le Brocquy, Basil Blackshaw, Tony O’Malley, Sean McSweeney, James Dixon, Katrina Quill, Declan Doherty, Richard Wayman and Laura Fitzgerald, Letterkenny, Donegal, 16th July – 31st of August 2019.2019
Between Structure and Agency Touring Program, LUX. Curated by Alice Butler https://lux.org.uk/work/betweenstructureandagency
Selected Exhibitions 2018
RHA FUTURES, Series 3, Episode 2: Bassam Al-Sabah, Laura Fitzgerald, Cecilia Danell, Jennifer Mehigan, Joanne Reid and Marcel Vidal 15th November – 19th December 2018 curated by Patrick T.Murphy, RHA Director and Ruth Carroll
BETWEEN STRUCTURE AND AGENCY + SAOIRSE WALL, Tyneside Cinema UK, 25th of October 2018 at 6pm Curated and introduced by Alice Butler, with a live performance by artist Saoirse Wall.This programme of short works examines different facets or experiences of agency to consider what occurs when it is compromised, reclaimed, expanded or channelled elsewhere, specifically to the natural and built environment. With recent films by Irish artists Saoirse Wall, Laura Fitzgerald, Sharon Whooley, Doireann O’Malley and Ronan McCrea, this screening looks particularly but not exclusively at the role of the film protagonist and the struggle to find and maintain a place as cinematic subject. Featuring a live performance by artist Saoirse Wall. This event marks the launch of a tour with LUX to several UK venues over the course of twelve months. Presented by the Irish Film Institute and distributed in the UK by LUX. Supported by Culture Ireland GB18.
A PORTABLE HOLE, Art Licks Weekend 2018, Opening 4th October 6–9pm, Rachel Ara, Laura Fitzgerald, Patrick Goddard and Tom Mason and Katin Hanusch. Until 14th October 2018, open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12–5pm, THE BOMB FACTORY ART FOUNDATION Unit 2 Boothby Road / Archway, N19 4AJ London curated by Kirsty White 2018
Art Works VISUAL Carlow curated by Emma-Lucy O’Brien Selected by Orla Barry & Seán Kissane 2018
Terra Nostra, Wexford County Council, Paul Gaffney, Frank Abruzzese, Alice Maher et al, curated by Karla Sanchez 2018 Sunday May 20th, Fal Linntreog, Gate Lodge 6, Malahide Demesne Co. Dublin 2018
Lucian’s Neighbours, IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Richard John Jones, Bridget O’Gorman, Sue Rainsford and Laura Fitzgerald 2018 – Peripheries 2018 : DESTROY ALL HEROES, Gorey School of Art (27th July – 5th August), Joy Gerard, David Godbold, Laura Fitzgerald and William Murray, curated by Emma Roche and James Merrigan
2017 Claremorris Open Exhibition, (Patrick Hough, Susan MacWilliams, Laura Fitzgerald et all), curated by Tom Morton The Ships are always there, CW Contemporary, Crate Projects, (Phil Illingworth, Laura Fitzgerald, Jay Rechsteiner, Kyung Hwa Shon), curated by Chiara Williams.
The Skin of the Eye, Screening Program, Zona Mista London, initiated by Elizabeth Molin, 17.06.2017 Katarina Hruskova (SL), Laure Prouvost (FR) Bernd Oppl (AT) Julie Born Swartz (DK) Patrick Goddard (UK) Laura Fitzgerald (IRL)
Blue Monkey Film Night presents Laura Fitzgerald, Field Research, Curated by Judith Alder 31.05.2017, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne.
Granddad’s House, 935 Park Avenue, New York curated by the Sad Swedish Curator
Sunscreen, (Sam Austen, Stephan Backes, Cedric Eisenring, Laura Fitzgerald, Mary Hurrell, Berry Patten, Eoghan Ryan, Mark Zercie, Westminster Waste, London
A place of which we know no certainty, (Alex Hartley/ Laura Fitzgerald/ Laura F. Gibellini/ Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik/ Axel Töpfer) The International Studio & Curatorial Program Gallery, New York, curated by Peta Rake
Reframing the Domestic in Irish Art, (Kathy Prendergast/ Dorothy Cross/ Maud Cotter/ Alice Maher/ Laura Fitzgerald et all) Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda curated by Dr Jane Humphries, Aoife Ruane and Amanda Coogan April to August 2014
Please Stand By, (Steve Hines/ Laura Fitzgerald/ Bridget Baker/ Rodrigo Braga/Clarisse D’arcimoles), A night of Artists’ Film curated by Emily Austin and Rebecca Glover, Chisenhale Studios London Work Related Anxieties, (Solo Show), WW Gallery, London, UK
Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2013, The Royal College of Art, London, UK RCA Summer Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK PILOT, (Tobias Teschner / Sophie Jung/ Elizabeth Molin/ Laura Fitzgerald/ Oliver Lee Terry ) Curated by Philipp Dorl and Suzanne Posthumus, 42 King Henry’s Road, London
Note to Self, Dyson Gallery, London, UK
TELEVISION (Margaret O’Brien/ Darragh O’Callaghan/ Lorraine Neeson/ Adrian Duncan/ Aoife Giles/ Barry W Hughes/ Ciara Scanlon/ Eoin O’Dowd/ Gavin Campbell/ Laura O’Connor/ Ruth Le Gear & Nina Hynes/ Laura Fitzgerald) curated by Sarah Lundy, Tactic, Sample-Studios Cork Ireland
Note to Self, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art London WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Museum of Architecture, Wroclaw Royal College of Art Secrets Exhibition Claremorris Open 2011 Bohemia Bavaria Cultural Centre, Schonsee, Germany 2011 Galerie SVU, Bratislava, Slovakia 2011
Three Colours/Yellow SOMA Contemporary Waterford 2010 VII. International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen CZ 2010
Holding Together, Holding Together – An exhibition to celebrate 50 years of the Modern Art Collection of Trinity College Dublin’ at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, ( Æ/ Cecil King/ David Beattie/ Paul McGonagle/ Miriam De Búrca/ Norah McGuinness/ Patrick Collins/Sarah O’Brien/ Aoife Desmond/ Liam O’Callaghan/ Laura Fitzgerald/ Tony O’Malley/ Judy Foley/ Daniel O’Neill/ Tracy Hanna/ Nano Reid/ Áine Ivers/ Elaine Reynolds/ Mainie Jellett/ William Scott/ Caoimhe Kilfeather/ Jack B. Yeats) the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin. 2010
Everybody is an Audience, SOMA Gallery Waterford 2009
Preponderance of the Small, Douglas Hyde Gallery Trinity College Dublin
2018 – 2020 Fire Station Artists’ Studios Dublin 2018
2018 WARP Artist Village, Eindhoven, Netherlands with selected artists: Eleye Boerenkamps (Netherlands), Nel Bonte (Belgium), Danny Bracken (USA), Katrein Breukers (Netherlands), Noé Cuéllar (USA/ Mexico), Stefanie De Vos (Belgium / Austria), Laura Fitzgerald (Ireland), Pete Fung (Canada / China), Juss Heinsalu (Estonia), Anja Jelovsek (Slovenia), Klara Kayser (Germany / UK), Lisa Matthys (Belgium), Rahma Meriem Said (Algeria), Lana Mesic (Netherlands / Croatia), Meenakshi Nihalani (India), Diego Orendain Garcia (Mexico), Cecilia Rebergen (Netherlands), Alice Rekab (Ireland), Dirton Selmani (Kosovo) & Pieter Vermeersch (Belgium), WARP and Beeldenstorm/Daglicht.
2017 – 2018 Lucian Freud Residency, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Residency Annaghmakerrig
2016 The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York
2015 The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York
2019 Project Award, Arts Council Ireland
2018 Travel and Training Award, Arts Council Ireland
2017 Claremorris Open, award for video work P45, Ploughing up my Practice and Field Research
2016 16 x 16 Next Generation Bursary, Arts Council Ireland
2016 Travel and Training Award, Arts Council Ireland
2015 Travel and Training Award, Arts Council Ireland
2013 WW Solo Award, WW Gallery, London
2012 Royal College of Art Study Bursary, London
2011 Travel and Training Award, Arts Council Ireland
2019 Cowhouse Studios, Rathnure, Wexford, Associate Artist
2019 DIT Grangegorman, Guest Lecturer
2019 National College of Art & Design Guest Lecturer
2015 Wimbledon College of Art Guest Lecturer
2013 Chelsea College of Art & Design, Guest Lecturer
2013 Wolverhampton University, Guest Lecturer
Place, Space, Obligation, Maynooth University Saturday, September 15th 2018 -09:00 to 18:00 Dr Garret Carr, Dr Catherine Morris, Dr Julie Bates, Kevin Breathneach, Sean Borodale, Seán Ó Dálaigh, Nathan O’Donnell, Paul Gaffney, Laura Fitzgerald, Katie Watchhorn, Rouzbeh Rashidi, Mollie Anna King, Kerry Guinan, Kate Heffernan, Selina Guinness and Christodoulos Makris
2018 Leach, Cristín, The Sunday Times, ‘Existential Show for our Times’, p.18-19 25th November 2018
2018 E. Moore, Pádraic, ‘Welcome to the Future’, Irish Arts Review, p.90-93 December 2018 – February 2019
2018 Fox, Claire, The Irish Independent: Agri-culture: the artists drawing inspiration from farming https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/rural-life/agriculture-the-artists-drawing-inspiration-from-farming- 37168622.html
2018 Dunne, Aidan, 2018, The Irish Times: ‘High anxiety and the fine art of falling apart,’ The Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-design/visual-art/visual-a-richly-textured-intense-and-unpredictable-show-1.3534788
2018 IMMA & TRIARC, RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: RETHINKING FREUD & THE CONTEMPORARY SATURDAY 14 APRIL 2018 Catherine Lampert, Curator and Art Historian working on the Freud catalogue raisonné and former Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, London, Elena Crippa, Curator, Modern and Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain, Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections, IMMA, Brian Dillon, Leading Writer, Critic, and UK Editor of Cabinet magazine and Head of Programme, Critical Writing in Art & Design, Royal College London, Daphne Wright, Artist andCurator, IMMA Collection: Freud Project, The Ethics of Scrutiny, John Lalor, Artist, Nick Miller, Artist, Angela Griffith, Assistant Professor TRIARC – TCD, Niamh Campbell, Writer, Nathan O’Donnell, IRC Enterprise Postdoctoral Research Fellow, based between IMMA & TRIARC – TCD, Janice Hough, IMMA Residency Programmer, Patricia Brennan, IMMA Visitors Engagement Team, IMMA Freud Residency Artists’ – Laura Fitzgerald, Richard John Jones and collaborative partners artist Bridget O’Gorman and writer and researcher Sue Rainsford
2018 Portrait of a Stone, Artist talk Destroy all Heroes, Periphery Space, Gorey School of Art, in conversation with James Merrigan & Emma Roche
2017 TCD & IMMA: LUCIAN FREUD LECTURE SERIES / Christina Kennedy When the familiar becomes strange: Freud and the Contemporary Topics will be explored through the work of Daphne Wright, Ellen Altfest, Marlene Dumas, Jenny Saville, John Lalor, Kathy Prendergast, Diana Copperwhite, Nick Miller, Niamh O’Malley, Mark O’Kelly, Laura Fitzgerald, Bridget O’Gorman & Sue Rainsford, Richard John Jones and others Wednesday 6.12.2017 / Robert Emmett Lecture Hall, Trinity College Dublin.
2017 Corriere Della Sera, Psicoanalisi di Lucian Freud, 13. 08. 2017
2014 Arena, RTE Radio, 30th April 2014, Sean Rocks, review by Aidan Dunne
2011 Visual Artist Ireland, VAN Newsheet, Jan-March Edition
2011 Saunter, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin
2010 Dr Humphries, Jane, ‘(Re) writing the domestic into the everyday’ Irish Women Artists 1800-2009; Familiar But Unknown, Eimear O’Connor, Ed., Four Courts Press, Dublin, 179-195. 2010 Dunne, Aidan, 2010, The Irish Times, October 7th The Arts 2010 Dr Humphries, Jane, Making Memory Into Matter, Laura Fitzgerald, Tracing Time site-specific installation for Presentation Primary School, Portarlington, 2010