Colour, collage and pattern are central to Fiona Curran’s practice. Working across painting, textiles and installation her works explore real, imagined and sensed geographies where the relationships between external landscape and decorative interior, figure and ground, and surface and support are questioned.
The architecture of the space of presentation often becomes a temporary component of the work.
Curran has also produced a number of temporary public art commissions for UK heritage sites. These works extend the artist’s practice into the physical landscape and reflect on the notion of heritage as an ongoing and contested project of inheritance where the past might be reclaimed and reimagined. Curran has also published a number of texts on art, ecological politics and environmental thought.
Fiona Curran read Philosophy at the University of Manchester before studying at Manchester School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, she teaches at the Royal College of Art in London.