Fiona Quill is a printmaker and educator based in Limerick. A member of the Limerick Printmakers group, she is also Chair of the Board of Directors. Fiona’s work is based on self examination and she uses that process to project issues of environmental, social and political concerns in her prints. Printmaking is a powerful tool for communication and the multiple holds the ability to reach further and extend a powerful punch when needed. Her printmaking practice encompasses monoprint, silkscreen, experimental litho and occasionally a bit of intaglio.
Processes that evolve in printmaking and surfaces to print on to, hold particular fascination to her, as they bring new modes of expression to accurately capture a sentiment/description or communication in a work.
Communication and change is central and a common theme to everything Fiona does as a Lecturer and Program Leader of Print Contemporary Practice in the Limerick School of Art and Design. She works to create an ethos of understanding the great canon of printmaking that runs through the roots of our civilization. The potential of the print is entrenched in this ethos.
Fiona’s endeavor is to push the boundaries of printmaking, open up an understanding of the process and discuss common global matters while also keeping a finger on the heartbeat of international printmaking trends. She identifies that Limerick has a great community of printmakers and observes that it intends to keep growing and evolving.
Fiona has exhibited widely and internationally with her cohort in the Limerick Printmakers and independently. She has championed printmaking as a serious and necessary mode of expression in Creative Europe projects and as a creative director she acknowledges it as a democratic articulation for dissemination of visual information. Her work is in the collections of public and private bodies.