Biography

Ida Mitrani is a visual artist who works in a variety of media including drawing, collage, recycled and organic materials, and digital images. Her artistic concerns for the current ecological crisis are influenced through concepts and theories of plant culture, including plant blindness, post-naturalism, and hybridity. The diverse quality of the artworks combined with plant life forms highlights the contrast between the impermanent organic elements that transform and decay, and the more static inorganic matter that reflects humanity's legacy on earth. Her aim is to enhance our awareness of the loss of biodiversity and the over-use of synthetics by presenting a speculative vision of a world where various forms are intertwined suggesting the creation of new species.

She received a First Class Honours Masters degree in Art and Process from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2021, a BA in Fine Art and a Diploma in Animation from the Institute of Art and Design & Technology Dun Laoghaire in 2002/2003.

Upcoming exhibition (6th - 28th October 2022) - Drawing Connections in collaboration with CCAD Drawbridge at MTU, Sample-Studios Gallery and the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork.

https://crawford.cit.ie/drawbridge-sample-studios/

Most recent group exhibitions include Roscommon Arts Center (2022), Visual Carlow (2021), and GOMA Waterford (2021).

Recent awards include the Arts Council Agility (2022), Dublin Arts Office residential space (2022), and the Arts for Health residency award at Uillinn West Cork Arts Center (2021).

Her work is now part of the Crawford MAAP Graduate Collection, the public collection in the National Library in Dublin, the National Archives of Ireland, and the Arts Office in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

@idamitrani