Bio

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Jennifer Trouton is visual artist  currently based in Queen street studios belfast
Trouton’s work has featured in group exhibitions nationally and internationally since graduating form the University of Ulster in the  mid nineties. These include ‘Resolutions’ at The Katzen Gallery, Washington DC, ‘Naciente❠at the The Guayasamin Gallery, Cuba and ‘Through our eyes’ at the Drawing Centre, New York. Solo exhibitions include the I8th Street Gallery Los Angeles, Spectrum Gallery London, The Ashford Gallery Dublin and The Fenderesky Gallery Belfast.
Her work has received continued support from the Arts Council including a funded residency at the Banff Centre of Arts in Banff Canada. 

Previous awards include a 3 month residency at the 18th Street Art Complex in Santa Monica USA, the COE (Clare Morris Open Exhibition, Ireland) Adjudicators’ Award awarded by Andrea Schlieker from the 4th Plinth project Trafalaga square and a Golden Fleece award hosted by the Liliias Mitchell Foundation.
Trouton’s work is held in numerous public collections including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The University of Ulster, Belfast HSC Trust,ESB Ireland, The office of Public works and British Midland Airlines.
In 2007 Trouton was shortlisted for Ireland’s prestigious AIB Artist of promise award.

Throughout her practice, Belfast-based artist Jennifer Trouton subtly explores ideas around gender, class, and identity within Irish history, combining an interest in history and mythology with personal narrative.

Since graduating from Ulster University in the mid-nineties, Trouton’s work has been extensively exhibited both nationally and internationally. These include The Katzen Gallery, Washington DC, The Guayasamin Gallery, Cuba the Drawing Centre, New York and the Fanzoug Museum, Suzhou, China.  Throughout her career, Trouton’s work has garnered numerous awards, including the Golden Fleece Award, the Clare Morris Open, the RHA  Keating/McLaughlin Award, the RUA Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award, and in 2020 the RUA Watercolour Prize. In 2007, Trouton was a finalist for the AIB Artist of Promise Award. She has also been awarded residencies in New York, Los Angeles, China, Canada, and Ireland.

Trouton’s work is held in numerous public and private collections including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Office of Public Works, ESB Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University, HSC Trust, Allianz Insurance, XL Insurance, NI Department of Finance & Personnel, and David Roberts Foundation London.

Her work was recently purchase by the Crawford Art Gallery for the National Collection.