Much of my work revolves around DRAWING, FILMMAKING AND WORKING COLLABORATIVELY with others. I believe in the power of art to create the change we wish to see in the world. Now more than ever, I feel we need to hold a vision for a more inclusive, creative and sustainable world.

Drawing for me is a fun and meditative practice of observing the things I miss when I move too fast in the world. Many of my films are autobiographical and socio political, inspired by living on an organic farm near the sea and being connected to a diverse, community of inspiring creative people. Equality and environmental sustainability are core principles, which are integral to all my work.


I am more interested in a fluid creative process than in any rigid adherence to media. Ideas like seeds are foraged, germinated and fertilised before coming to fruition. Plants become drawings. Conversations and stories weave their way into documentaries and immersive installations. Though careful nurturing, grafting and cross pollinating, I believe we can create new paradigms a more kind, peaceful, sustainable and creative future.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”

-Mahatma Gandhi



Upcoming Projects/Exhibitions 2018:

Holding True Ground (Solo Exhibition)

An Taín, Dundalk,  20th February – 31st March 2018

Opening Saturday 17th February at 7pm (Artist Talk at 5pm)

The exhibition is simultaneously funny and deadly serious. Fingleton presents a sumptuous, visual feast of drawings, found objects, documentary and immersive installations. The work responds to the specificity of the gallery as an ex prison and articulates connections between freedom and food.

In-Sites/Ón Cheapach (Touring Exhibition)

A touring exhibition supported by the Art Council, with artists Monica De Bath, Lisa Fingleton and Gareth Kennedy.

Siamsa Tire, Tralee , 17th Feb- 30th March 2018

The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahealy, Co Wicklow, April-May 2018

Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Birr, Co Offaly, Sept-Oct 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare, Oct-Nov 2018

Holding True Ground (Solo Exhibition)

Visual Artists Ireland Review

Irish Times Article (30 Day Local Food Challenge)

Power of the Personal Story:Irish Film Institute, Dublin
Film Ireland Interview



Artist in The Community Mentoring Award, Arts Council of Ireland/CREATE


Creative Work Development Bursary, Kerry County Council Arts Office

Visual Artist Award, Claremorris Open Exhibition, Mayo

Royal Television Society Award for ‘ Best Postgraduate Factual’ Film, London

Grierson Trust Nomination for Best Student Documentary, London

Audience Choice Award, Dingle Film Festival, Kerry


Spirit of Gaze (Joint winner), Gaze Film Festival, Dublin


Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland

Embracing Diversity Award, Voices Across Cultures, Laois


Emerging Artist Award, Claremorris Open Exhibition

 Community Arts Award, Cork City Council


Travel Award, Arts Council of Ireland


Patronage Award, Laois County Council


Tyrone Guthrie Centre Award, Laois County Council