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Laura  Fitzgerald is an Irish artist based in Inch, Co. Kerry. She is a graduate of both the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and Royal College of Art, London. She is a recipient of the Visual Arts Bursary Award (Arts Council of Ireland) for 2023–24. In 2023, she completed a three-month residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

Laura’s work is colourful, playful, and distinctly humorous. Often handwritten comments and narratives accompany her drawings and paintings, sometimes referencing personal experiences and sometimes pointing to much darker issues. The work draws connections between climate change and agriculture while exploring the complicated relationships of land ownership and land occupation. Her practice navigates these tense conversations, uncertain of any solution.

Recent exhibitions include Right-of-way at Wexford Art Centre, 2022; A Growing Enquiry: Art, Agriculture, reconciling values at the RHA, 2022; An Animate Land at Roscommon Art Centre, 2022 with artists Miriam O’Connor and Marian Balfe; I have made a place at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, 2021; the 39th EVA International with Fantasy Farming, 2020 at Limerick City Gallery of Art; and the site-specific, mountain-based artwork Cosmic Granny, 2019 in Inch, Co. Kerry.