Emma Finucane

Emma Finucane works in printmaking, paint, photography and video and develops artwork through dialogue, process based, participatory and collaborative practice. Emma studied Fine Art in NCAD where she received a first class honors BFA in 1997 and a MFA in 2006.


She has been commissioned and supported by the Arts Council Ireland, CREATE, Wicklow County Council, Carlow County Council, Kildare County Council, The Open Window Project, and Pfizer Ireland. Her work has been shown in Dublin, Belfast, Germany, U.K, L.A. and Copenhagen and can be found in many private and public collections including: OPW, AIB, DIT, and UCD.


Emma is currently on a research team with a midwifery lecturer and midwife based in Holles Street awaiting ethical approval for the following research initiative: An interpretive phenomenological study: Illuminating childbirth experiences of women attending a midwife-led service via visual art works.


In 2014 Emma was awarded a place on the Arts and Health creative practitioner panel for DLR County Council to engage with local HSE funded residential and day care facilities. In 2013 she completed a public art commission for Carlow County Council was awarded a residency in the College of Science UCD and appointed to the Board of Directors in Black Church Print Studio. Emma worked on The Open Window project in St.James Hospital (07-2009) and managed the installation of Open Window in Nursing Homes in Kildare (2010). 2011 to date she has been developing and facilitating The Creative Well Project Kildare. 2010 to date she has been lecturing on the Arts and Health Module collaboration in NCAD and TCD. She has been a visiting lecturer in NCAD, IADT, UCD, IT Carlow, and Ballyfermot Senior College. Emma has been invited to present at many seminars and symposia including Re Imagining Birth, UCD School of Humanities 2013, Art and Health Commission, Panel Presentation and Discussion VISUAL Carlow 2013, Sharing Space, Ballyfermot Senior Colllege 2010 and NCAD Art and Learning Communities 2006.