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Education

2011 – 2013 Fine Art Painting Masters, Royal College of Art, London 

2007 – 2001 Fine Art BA National College of Art and Design 

Upcoming

2018 Art Works VISUAL Carlow (6th June – 31st August 2018) curated by Emma-Lucy O’Brien & selected by Seán Kissane

2018 –  Gorey School of Art, Joy Gerard, David Godbold, Laura Fitzgerald and William Murray

Current

2018 – 2020 Fire Station Artists’ Studio Residency, Dublin

2018  – Terra Nostra, Wexford County Council, Paul Gaffney, Frank Abruzzese, Alice Maher et al, curated by Karla Sanchez

Selected Exhibitions

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

2015

Sunscreen, (Sam Austen, Stephan Backes, Cedric Eisenring, Laura Fitzgerald, Mary Hurrell, Berry Patten, Eoghan Ryan, Mark Zercie, Westminster Waste, London

2014

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

2013/2012

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

Residencies

2018 – 2020 Fire Station Artists’ Studios Dublin

2017 – 2018 Lucian Freud Residency, Irish Museum of Modern ArtDublin, Ireland

2017 Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Residency Annaghmakerrig Nov 2017

2016 The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York

2015 The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York

Awards

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

Teaching

2015 Wimbledon College of Art Guest Lecturer

2013 Chelsea College of Art & Design, Guest Lecturer

2013 Wolverhampton University, Guest Lecturer

Reviews/Talks

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.

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. http://www.imma.ie/en/page_237263.htm

2017 Corriere Della Sera, Psicoanalisi di Lucian Freud, 13. 08. 2017

2014 Arena, RTE Radio, 30th April 2014, Sean Rocks, review by Aidan Dunne

2012 Mention of Artist’s work in Trinity College provost’s retirement speech. Available here.

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

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

2008 Evening Herald HQ, 25 Sept 2008, p9

2008 The Sunday Business Post, 14 Sept 2008, Agenda Magazine