Jennifer Cunningham is a visual artist who works with a wide range of different media including painting, printmaking and drawing, film and digital media. This is reflected in her teaching practice as she caters her teaching to suit the individual, she is a gentle and encouraging teacher who works with all abilities from complete beginners to advanced students.
She runs her own Art School and teaches classes to adults and adolescents, in drawing Skills, oil and acrylic, printmaking and watercolour.
She has also taught part-time in I.A.D.T, Dun Laoghaire since 2006 including Portfolio Preparation, Life Drawing, Oil and Acrylic advanced and mixed media. She has been a visiting guest lecturer in N.C.A.D and G.M.I.T.
Jennifer was recently awarded an Artist in the school scheme with Kilglass national school. During her time there, she taught a wide range of different techniques to Children aged 4 to 12. She also taught amination camp to Children aged 8 to 15 at the Galway Film Centre.
She currently works as an Art Therapist in the Brothers of Charity and facilitates a wide range of clients with different special needs. Additionally, she has Garda clearance and has completed child protection training.
Education, Exhibitions, Awards
Jennifer 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 multiple awards for her work including the Thomas Damann Travel award and the Taylor art award. Most recently she was awarded an artist studio in Fire-station studios Dublin, the RHA School Dublin, the Tyrone Guthrie centre, Annamacarrig, and Cill Rialaig.
She has had many solo exhibitions and had a solo show in the R.H.A last April. She has been selected for the R.H.A summer shows 2003-2017 and EVA. Furthermore, she has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her work is collected by the Office of Public Works, the ESB, Siemens, Galway City Council, Galway Mayo