Nadia Corridan is an Emerging Irish Artist. She is a Fine Art Painter with a BA Honours from Limerick School of Art & Design. Born in San Francisco and grew up near Kinsale, she now lives and works in Enniscorthy, County Wexford.
Her Degree Collection 'Hilda', looks at the concept of Stolen Identity. Her work is an archive and a narrative account of a family friend whose experiences portray a struggle to maintain her sense of self despite adversity.
Her work is primarily oil on canvas and it holds elements of both figurative and landscape.
To avoid conveying such heavy representations of a subject matter, Nadia's practice focuses on painting in the simplest of forms. She allows for each layer to be seen, the raw canvas, the pencil marks and oil paint which give the illusion of a water-colour painting rather than an oil painting. Her paintings offer a glimpse or a subtle suggestion to what the narrative may be. In doing so the painting in its ambiguous form can be interpreted openly to the audience without generating obvious reactions, thus allowing the viewer to create their own narrative in turn.
Nadia was recently selected and commissioned, as one of twenty artists from around Ireland to take part in ARTzheimer's, a social enterprise putting a spotlight on the Alzheimer’s disease.
She also setup The Kinsale Drink & Draw Art Society, from 2015-2016 before moving to Wexford. The society was to encourage
local artists both amateur and professional to come together to discuss art, sketch, get to know one another and find out whats happening in the local art community.
Her work can be currently seen in ARTzheimer’s: Light and Shade permanent group exhibition, in The Civic Theatre in Dublin and in The Boathouse Gallery, Kinsale, Cork.