Artist Bio

Margaret Fitzgibbon uses a broad variety of materials to continuously expand and evolve a body of work that includes sculpture, collage drawing, and textiles. Her subject matter is broad, taking in the human, plant and animal world, memory, mythological and feminist themes and forgotten female historical figures. These diverse artistic investigations are driven by intensive research, but the end result is always deeply personal and subjective. Her works address fundamental questions about the constraints of the on going search for selfhood and to find meaning to the world we inhabit.

Fitzgibbon has had numerous solo exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. Her work is in many state collections including: The Arts Council of Ireland; Cork City and County Archives; Cork County Council; University College Cork; The Women’s Centre, Derry, Northern Ireland; Áras an Uachtaráin – the Irish President’s Residence Dublin.

She has won numerous awards for national and international projects including:
2020/19/18/17 Dublin City Council Arts Grant;
2012 Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, Co Dublin Arts Office – Professional Artist’s Training Award;
2006 Arts Council of Ireland Professional Development Training;
2005 European Capital of Culture Cork, Artist Residency and Exhibition – Kerala-Mumbai – Bangalore – Ireland;
2005 Arts Council of Ireland Travel Award; 2005 Dept. of Arts, Sport and Tourism Travel Award Cultural Relations Office Bursary;
2004 Cork Co Council Arts Office A/C Commissions Award.

She is an adjunct professor at Marino Institute of Education Dublin and a part time tutor at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She is currently preparing for a large solo show in Ireland in 2023.