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.