The Idea of North
60 x 60 cm. Framed
Edition of 3
€550 Framed

The work is rooted in the experience of looking. How personal history, individual understanding and internal thought processes alter what is perceived. The artist’s work creates suggestions of place and object, but also incorporates private sensation and experience. The iconography originates in the everyday, an eclectic gathering of images, daily observations and random things seen and collected. These ‘new realities’ play with our perceptions of literal and emotional space, revealing the extent to which we can never be certain of what we know, see or feel.

About the Artist

Mary A. Fitzgerald was born in Dublin where she lives and works. She works primarily through Painting and Printmaking. She is a lecturer in first year Art & Design and the Print Department at NCAD. Fitzgerald has been a recipient of a Visual Arts Bursary and Professional Development Grant from The Arts Council of Ireland. Other awards include Independent Artists Studio Award and the Heinrich Boll Artists Residency.

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.