Through a humorous lens Laura Fitzgerald points to problematic and absurd aspects within complex political and personal situations. Her work reveals both the difficulty of proposing a solution and is yet interested and driven by a multiplicity of options or proposals for new imaginative states. Fitzgerald is curious about the similarities drawn through the act of portraiture, whether of landscape or of a person, and how these attempts at portraiture often penetrate the inner world of oneself, the artist.
Laura Fitzgerald is an Irish emerging artist based in Inch Co. Kerry and London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2013 and since then has received a number of professional development awards in Ireland and the U.S. Her work has been shown at screenings and in exhibitions in London, Ireland and New York and she is a recent recipient of the 16 x 16 next generation bursary from the Irish Arts Council which is supporting the production of a new body of drawings, videos and text pieces.