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Mary A. Fitzgerald

Mary A. Fitzgerald studied Fine Art at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and received an honors degree in Fine Art from The National College of Art and Design. She completed a Master of Fine Art at NCAD, in 2004. Fitzgerald is currently a Lecturer in Dept. of Core Studies at NCAD. Recent awards in 2008 include: A three-year Studio Award at Independent Artists Studios, Eustace Street, Dublin. The Heinrich Boll Residency Award and Cill Riallaig Residency Award.

In 2005, she was selected from Ireland to show at the 5th International Biennale de Gravure, in Liege, Belgium, and was invited to show at the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, that same year. She has been awarded both a Visual Arts Bursary, and a Professional Development Grant from The Arts Council. She is part of the current Artist Panel at IMMA.

Fitzgerald was awarded a public art commission with Breaking Ground and Ballymun Regeneration
in 2003.

She has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and her work is included in many
public and private collections including OPW, UCD, Trinity College Dublin, Bank de Paris,
Microsoft Ireland, Allied Irish Bank and Axa Insurance.

Central to Fitzgerald's practice has been an ongoing enquiry about drawing in its broadest sense
and how images and their meaning are transformed by their positioning together and their placement
in a public space. Her interest also lies in visual propositions created by combining imagery,
techniques and presentation devices that extend beyond formal concerns usually associated with drawing.

Her iconography originates from images that have a particular currency for the artist. The work
positions itself between meaning: abstraction and figuration, humor and malevolence. Fitzgerald's ways
of working have recently combined traditional fine art practices: single sheet drawings and paintings,
multiple fine art prints, wall and window drawings, to rework themes and meaning. Her work presents
a series of narratives. However, the artist subjects are never presented in full, and remain open
ended in interpretation.

Past Graphic Studio Gallery Exhibitions:
» 2010 Little Christmas

Recent Solo Exhibitions
» 2007 "A Longer Walk Home" Lemon Street Gallery
» 2006 'Showcase' Lemon Street Gallery
» 2004 Post Graduate Exhibition, Lees Cash & Carry, Dublin
» 2003 'Drawn' at The Original Print Gallery, Dublin
» 2001 'Works On Paper', Galleuiet, Grafikens Hus, Stockholm

Recent Group Exhibitions
» 2006 'Attraction', Talbot Gallery
» 2003 The National Arts Club, and The Graphic Arts Gallery, New York
» 2005 'Portrait Ireland', Newtown Barry House, Wexford
» 2004 Invited Artist, RHA Annual Exhibition

Collaborative Projects
» 2008 'Construction' The LAB, Foley St. Dublin
» 2006 'A Drawn Conclusion' Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, and 'Tender', Original Print Gallery
Drawing is a Verb, Drawing is a Noun, Stone Gallery, Dublin




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Underpath,
etching,


Night time,
carborundum,

Factory,
carborundum,

Plume,
carborundum,

Scheme,
carborundum,
76 cm x 107 cm
[43 cm x 74 cm]
Edition of 15

Embedded Blue,
carborundum,
76 cm x 107 cm
[43 cm x 74 cm]
Edition of 10