Made By Industry

FIONA QUILL


BIOGRAPHY

Fiona is a practicing artist and member of Limerick Printmakers and Cork Printmakers. She is currently Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Limerick Printmakers. She is also a Lecturer in the Department of Fine Art, Printmaking and Contemporary Practice in the Limerick School of Art and Design.

Fiona holds her M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Limerick. Her research areas include Time Restricted Printmaking. She has delivered a conference paper on this methodology most recently in the University of Nicosia, Cyprus (2014). Fiona is currently artistic director of the Creative Europe project SYMBOLS– Culture of Death and Cultural Life in conjunction with the Aviles Municipal Foundation for Culture (Spain), Maribor Cemetery (Slovenia), Genoa Municipality (Italy), Dundee & Angus College (UK) and Communaute de Communes du Nebbiu (France).

She is actively involved in the printmaking practice on a national and an international platform. Fiona has coordinated several print exchanges with studios in Philadelphia (2011), New York (2012) and Berlin (2012). She has participated in 24HR workshops in Aviles, Spain and Cork, Ireland. Fiona has shown work in China, Germany, the US, the UK and Canada. She has also been a resident on the International SIM program in Iceland. 

Fiona is a member of IVARO and the VAI and has work in the OPW, RTE and University of Limerick collections.

Fiona's work examines the matriarchal and female role in the domestic environment. She observes the fragility, vulnerability and strength of this role and also the habitation of rituals and behaviours it develops and encompasses. She embeds her work with the motif of fabric, primarily net-curtains and lace, these conceal and reveal at the same time and echo the domestic environment. There are sexual and sensual references in using this material. It can be ornamental and practical. She uses bold colours, graphic imagery, and irony to challenge herself in the interrogation of this subject matter.





Thanatos wakes Libido
Monoprint & screen-print
70 x 50 cm





Venerable Aberration
Monoprint & screen-print
32 x 39 cm





Enraptured Delight
Monoprint & screen-print
32 x 39 cm





Escape Plan B
Monoprint & screen-print
100 x 70 cm





Sacrilege
Monoprint & screen-print
32 x 39 cm