Querying art through the narrative lens of a range of media, Laura Fitzgerald’s practice focuses on themes of location and place. Her work in drawing, text and video contains these constants while being mediated by the vernacular. The work has developed out of this particular line of enquiry, focused on exploring her own identity in direct relation to idiosyncratic cultural inheritance. Challenging cultural status and modes of operation within representation itself, she pushes the boundaries of the use of film, notions of staging, the model and the archive. Inviting a broad range of inferences and points of departure, she uses self-generated photography, sculptural elements and ‘ready-made’ film events.
Laura Fitzgerald’s work has been shown at the Douglas Hyde Gallery Ireland, Highlanes Gallery Ireland, Claremorris Open, Ireland, RHA Annual Exhibition Ireland, WW Gallery London, Chisenhale Space London and the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. She graduated from an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in 2013.