Caitriona Ni Threasaigh graduated from NCAD in 2004 with an honours degree in Fine Art Painting. While in college she experimented and explored many forms of art-making such as photography, performance, installation, sculpture, print and painting. Colour, texture and layering are vital to her work, whatever medium.


Her paintings have been developing since 2005. The characters found in these paintings are created by using the simple childhood drawing device of ‘taking a line for a walk’. Working instinctually and using colour and line as the impulse, this work uncovers an imaginative environment populated with figures that range from the grotesque, sinister and distorted to the appealing, mischievous and playful. These characters provide a means to encounter the absurd and fantastical elements of the creative imagination and act as an entry point into the unconscious mind’s way of dealing with issues such as love, loss, fear and death.

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