2016 BA(Hons) National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2013 QQI – Art Portfolio Course Liberties College, Bull Alley Street, Dublin
Ciana Fitzgerald is an Irish surrealist-realism painter and experimental video artist. She graduated from NCAD with a first-class honours in Fine Art Painting and moved to Germany shortly after, spending the next three years living and working between Berlin and Leipzig. She was awarded first prize in the Contemporary Art Award 2021 juried by some of the finest contemporary painters working today, shortlisted for the RDS Visual Art Award, Jackson’s Painting Prize, the Talbot Gallery Award, and nominated for the NCAD
Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and forthcoming exhibitions include a solo show at the Irish Embassy in Berlin, solo show at Hangtough Gallery Dublin and group exhibition at the CICA Museum in South Korea. Recent exhibitions have included the 190th and 191st RHA Annual exhibition, solo show at Atelier Andersartig in Solingen Germany, lighting and aesthetic engineer at the Pfefferberg theatre in Berlin, group shows at the Guinness Storehouse, Bos Gallery Dublin, 126 Gallery Galway, Greenacres Gallery Wexford, and shows in Leverkusen Germany and in Barcelona in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes. Her film work has been shown in New York, South Korea, The Netherlands, Barelelona, Berlin, and at The Lighthouse cinema Dublin among others.
Ciana has given artist talks on her practice at the Science Gallery, Trinity College, and the Guinness Storehouse on Culture Night 2021. Her work has been published in the Irish Arts Review, in a medical guidebook funded by the European Commission, and in a zine as part of the SPAR St Petersburg Russia’s Virtual Residency 2020. She has been the recipient of bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland, Creative Ireland, Wexford County Council and Dublin City Council.