Born of Scottish parents, raised in Switzerland, trained in the Netherlands, Fiona McGuigan now resides in Seattle, WA.
As a studio artists, I explore repetition, memorization, and drawing without visual feedback as part of my painting process. It’s how I understand my subject matter and how I work through representation towards abstraction. I push hard through the process, willing to fail repeatedly, just to create something that I could never have imagined.
Index Residency, Switzerland; Occasional Gallery, Burlington; Calypte Gallery, Seattle; 4CultureGallery, Seattle; North Seattle College, Seattle; Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham; Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; SAM Gallery, Seattle; Gallery One, Ellensburg; Buchanan Art Center, Monmouth IL; Koserow, Germany.
Never one to miss an opportunity to retreat, she has done Artist Residencies at Centrum in Port Townsend, at the Atelier Niemeyer Holstein in Germany and created the Duwamish River Residency with Sue Danielson in 2012.
2014 Artist Trust GAP Grant recipiant.
For a full list of shows and my resume: Click here
About the Duwamish River Artist Residency:
The Duwamish Artist Residency is an annual artist residency created in 2012 by Fiona McGuigan and Sue Danielson, two visual artists who seek to redefine the term “residency” to include and embrace their city of residence by stepping into and engaging with a part of the city that is unfamiliar to them. They chose the Duwamish River because of its economic and environmental importance, and for its visual and social diversity. More info.