Fiona McGuigan is one-half of the two-artist brain trust that created the Duwamish Artist Residency. Her energy level is legendary. We give her plenty of room when she's at work on the river or in the steam plant, and even so the whirlwind catches us up and propels us all forward. She's been spotted using a fallen tree trunk as a studio, covering the floor of the steam plant with monoprints, and creating collages under the First Avenue South bridge while a fully armed swat team deploys on the river. We know the force will be with us as long as she is one of the engines driving the residency…and no one stands between her and the coffee box.
Born of Scottish parents, raised in Switzerland, trained in the Netherlands at the de Kooning Academie, figurative painter Fiona McGuigan now resides in Seattle, WA.
Her work has been seen locally at the Whatcom County Museum, Washington State Convention Center, SAM Gallery, Gallery One in Ellensburg, and somewhat east of Ellensburg in Monmouth IL, as part of Eric Fischl’s America: Now and Here, at the Stage Gallery in New York and in Germany. She's a (proud) recipient of the 2014 Artist Trust GAP Grant. Never one to miss an opportunity to retreat, she has done Artist Residencies at Centrum in Port Townsend, at the Atelier Niemeyer Holstein in Germany.