Serena Caulfield (b. 1985) is an Irish artist based in Wexford, specialising in painting and drawing.
She makes work that combs personal recollections and universal/inherited histories. By reimagining historical works of art she can reclaim them, filling the void of the extensive art collection once owned by her ancestral family.
Selected group shows include 'In Absentia' (online), Courthouse Gallery Winter Open 2020, PeripheriesOPEN, Michael Warren Gallery, Gorey School of Art, and And Creatures Dream... A New Language at Wexford Arts Centre and Wexford County Hall. She is working towards her first major solo exhibition at Ballina Arts Centre in September 2021, and a solo at Wexford Arts Centre in 2022.
Recent awards include an Arts Council Professional Development Award, an RHA Microgrant, an Artlinks Visual Arts bursary 2020. Serena has an MA from NUA, Norwich UK (2009) and a BA from Gorey School of Art.
Her work is held in Wexford Co. Council collection, and in private collections nationally and internationally.
Since graduating in 2009, she has evolved a multi-strand approach to her work with the primary focus being on painting. With over a decade of experience in her creative practice, her work uses the physicality of paint to explore our perceived experiences of the world through visual language, knowledge and art history. Paint is used as a vehicle for the interpretation of image and potential narratives. The physicality of the paint is as important as the picture created; it is tactile, permeable, malleable, and through a process employing mark-making, pleasure and aesthetics, has the power reveal what is overlooked by the historicising of the artist.