Jennifer Cunningham is a visual artist who works with paint, printmaking and drawing, film and digital media. She graduated with a first class honours degree from GMIT in 2002 and in 2008 she completed a Masters in fine art from N.C.A.D in Dublin. She has won several awards for her work including the Thomas Damann Travel award and the Taylor art award. Most recently she was awarded an artist studio in the RHA School Dublin and at the Tyrone Guthrie centre, Annamacarrig. She is a member of the Blackchurch print studio in Dublin.
Her practice is anchored within the parameters of self and becoming self-aware. It also deals with our surroundings, the notion of ‘das unheimlich’ or the uncanny and how familiar environments appear strange to us.
Central to her work is an ongoing exploration of identity, liminal space and personal subjectivity.
She has taught some of the part time courses in I.A.D.T , Dun Laoirghaire for the last few years and has been selected for the R.H.A summer shows 2003-2009 and EVA. She has also exhibited both nationally and internationally and her work is collected by the Office of Public Works, the ESB, Siemens, Galway City Council, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Radisson S.A.S hotel, Galway, and privately by collectors in Ireland, New York, London, Basle, and Toronto.