Anita Groener is a lecturer in Fine Art. She was the Head of Fine Art from 2004-2006. In 2004 she was a visiting artist and lecturer to the Master Fine Art programme at KIT, Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway as well as at St. Lucas Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium in 2009. She was a keynote speaker at the Contemporary Drawing Symposium in 2009 organised by The Drawing Centre and Artez Institute Enschede, The Netherlands.
Groener makes paintings, monumental site-specific wall drawings, film and animation which she exhibits extensively in Europe. Her practice focuses on the dialectic of home and displacement as situated within modern geopolitical realities. Her new work foregrounds the complex of trauma and loss that constitutes the core of this dialogue. She uses strategies and economies of drawing, as well as formal aspects of scale and monochromes looking to capture the actuality of this lived experience. The artist is a member of Aosdána and is represented by Rubicon Gallery. www.anitagroener.com
Anita retired from the School in 2014