Anne Curran is a visual artist based in Co Wicklow, Ireland. Anne was born and grew up in Dublin and was greatly influenced by her father who imported textiles and fabrics from around the world, where her love of creativity began. Anne has graduated from The National College of Art and Design with Visual Arts Practice, where she was awarded The Grand Prize for her installation in her final year of sculpture in the graduate Exhibition. Her other studies have embraced sculpture, drawing and most noteworthy Encaustic Painting. Her practice now is around paper sculpture, painting, monotype printing, and each of her disciplines involves Encaustic.
Anne has exhibited in Solo and Group shows, and her most recent works that have been selected include The National Botanical Gardens, Dublin “Sculpture in Context 2020”, The Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford 2020, and The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts 139th RUA Annual Exhibition in 2020.
Also in 2020 Anne has received a scholarship to attend The International Encaustic Conference Cape Cod, Massachusetts ,USA, which now takes place in 2022. This was awarded by The International Encaustic Organisation. Anne is a recipient of a Jurors Award from an International Encaustic Artists Juried Exhibition, USA with her Jurors awarded piece. This was exhibited virtually and published in “Vignettes in Wax and Words” digital magazine in USA. Another publication of her work inspired by the pandemic was published in “Wax Fusion”, a magazine of International Encaustic Artists.
Anne is currently involved in a number of collaborative projects, with forthcoming exhibitions in Ireland and a transatlantic project with Europe and The United States.
Anne is a member of Visual Artists of Ireland, Artists Network Dunlaoghaire, Co.Dublin, Signal Arts Centre Co Wicklow, Gallery of Modern Art Waterford, and a member of Artists Connect, a Wicklow County Council artists development initiative. She is a member of The International Encaustic Artists Organisation, California, US and part of Catalyst Art Lab, an international community of artists.
Anne’s work is held in private and corporate collections across Ireland and Europe.