Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

2002

Fionna Murray

Fionna Murray 

October - December 2002

A painter living and practicing in Galway, Fionna Murray is the CCI’s first artist-in-residence. Her widely exhibited paintings and works on paper explore the uncertainties ingrained in a fragmentary world.  Observing interior spaces, her paintings emanate a quiet radiance through her use of soft and muted palettes.  Her works feature in public and private collections at home and abroad. She also lectures in Drawing and Painting in Galway. http://www.fionnamurray.com/


Claire Keegan

Claire Keegan 

October - December 2002

The ground-breaking voice of Claire Keegan’s début collection of short-stories Antartica propelled the writer onto the Irish literary scene with aplomb upon its publication in 1999. Pursuing “a discipline of omission”, the Wicklow-born writer won wide critical acclaim with stories such as Love in the Tall Grass, Stay Close to the Water’s Edge and The Singing Cashier.  She was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the William Trevor Prize and the Olive Cook Award for her commitment to expanding the scope, form and vision of the short-story. It was also selected as the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. A member of Aosdána, she is currently working on her second collection of short fiction.