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About Ciara Chapman : I'm an artist and illustrator living in an unusual situation in that I have spent the past 4 and a half years recovering from an accident. I'm still a long way off recovery so I am housebound reaching out and connecting with the world through my art. Art has saved me from an inevitable depression, it's something I can still do and I feel I do it well. Art has given me the opportunity to look back at the past 4 years and see a portfolio of hundreds and hundreds of illustrations instead of seeing a hollow and wasted portion of my life.
STATEMENT OF ART:
For me Art is Freedom. Having the ability to live your wildest dreams through the art you create, becoming a braver or more beautiful or a super heroic version of the person you are is akin to perfection. All art is subjective so the beauty you create may only be for yourself but it's worth it.
There's no feeling quite like having your work resonate with a complete stranger - it's almost as if they speak the unique language that is 'you'. An instant connection and bond is formed, something words may never accomplish.

ORGANIZATION:
Freelance

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Artist, painter Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
2005, Graphic Design, Level 5 certificate, St. John's central college, Cork
2002, Fine Art Printmaking, Level 7 Degree, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick

EXPERIENCE:
I have been working on an illustration blog called My Chronic Pain Diary for over three years now. I am a member of Cork Printmakers workshop and the Institute of Designers in Ireland. I have recently completed a Chronic Pain themed project as part of a collaboration between Pfizer and Eli Lilly. I created the illustrations for this campaign.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
I recently exhibited in two locations in Cork city, in the last year I have exhibited at Ireland's largest music festival (Electric Picnic) for which I received a bursary. I also had a one month online exhibition with Art Gene in the UK.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
NUA Festival - Nov. 2017 - Group exhibition of finalist entries
Halftone - Nov 2017 -Ireland's print fair - group exhibition
KFest Music and Arts festival - June 2017 - solo exhibition on art trail

EVENTS:
Electric Picnic - Aug 2018 - DIVA Bursary winner with an installation

AWARDS:
2021/22 Iron A A’Design Award
2021 The Arts Council’s Art and Disability Connect New Work award
2020 The Arts Council’s Art and Disability Connect New Work award
2019 Shortlisted for an Association of Illustrator’s World Illustration Award
2019 Silver A Design award winner for Graphics and Visual Communication
2018 Commendation from the Institute of Designers in Ireland for My Chronic Pain Diary
2018 DIVA (Diverse Individual Visual Artist) Bursary for an installation at Electric Picnic

PRESS APPEARANCES:
Irish Independent
Irish Examiner
Rte Radio
96 fm radio
Thy Magazine - September 2019
Irish Sun - February 2018 - Feature Article of myself and my project My Chronic Pain Diary
Evening Echo - February 2018 - Feature Article of myself and my project My Chronic Pain Diary
96FM - February 2018 - Interview about myself and my project My Chronic Pain Diary
Irish Country Magazine - June 2018 - Case Study of myself and my project - My Chronic Pain Diary

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
The Institute of Designers in Ireland's Awards catalogue 2018
A5 Magazine - January 2018

BOOKS:
Cover image for the Cork International Poetry festival booklet - February 2018
My Chronic Pain Diary 2021

ACCOLADES:
Added to the Adobe Fresco Gallery via Behance on 6 occasions
2019 Shortlisted for a World Illustration Award
2021 Shortlisted for a LICC award in illustration and design
2018 Commendation from the Institute of Designers in Ireland for My Chronic Pain Diary

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English - Native language

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Photoshop CS - Advanced
Wacom Inkspace Tablet - Intermediate
Adobe Fresco

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
I attended a number of courses at Cork Printmakers workshop including Screen Printing and book binding - 2016

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
My illustrations were used for a Chronic Pain campaign between Pfizer and Eli Lilly in September 2019 at the European Pain Congress.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
Institute of Designers in Ireland - 6 months
Cork Printmakers Workshop - 3 years
Visual Artists Ireland - 1 year

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
Jury Member for Arts Council of Ireland funding awards.

HOBBIES:
Drawing, Socialising with my Rabbits, Meditation, Physical Therapy, solving puzzles and making up songs on my keyboard.

CLIENTELE:
Pfizer and Eli Lilly - July to August 2019 - collaborative campaign illustrations
Cork International Poetry Festival - February 2018 - Cover Illustration
St. Patrick's Day illustrated poster for the parade in Paris - February 2018 as sponsored by the 'Centre Culturel Irlandais' and 'Irish in France'.
Mill Theatre Dundrum, Dublin

WEB SITE:
https://mychronicpaindiary.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://ciarachapmanillustration.com/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2019-02-19 15:07:23

COUNTRY:
Ireland

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Ciara Chapman


Not Make Believe Illustration Campaign

A' Design Award Winner for Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design Category in 2021
Ciara Chapman for Ciara Chapman Illustration
Digital Journal

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design Category in 2018
Ciara Chapman for Ciara Chapman

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