Anita Groener was born in The Netherlands where she studied in Arnheim and Tilburg, qualifying with an MA in 1982, the same year she moved to Ireland. Her last major solo exhibition Crossing in 2006 was presented simultaneously at the RHA Gallagher Gallery and Rubicon Gallery Dublin.
The artist uses primarily drawing and painting media to explore the abstract expressive possibilities of road in contemporary culture as a fertile source for representing the temporal structure of our lives. An ongoing concern running through her work is the deconstruction of symbols of journey as a metaphor for self.
Her work is exhibited at many international art fairs with Rubicon Gallery Dublin (London, Cologne, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Mexico City, Madrid, Toronto, Brussels) and has traveled in both solo and group exhibitions in Ireland (Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Galway). The artist’s work is represented in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Irish Contemporary Arts Society, KPMG, Dublin Institute of Technology, Regional Institute of Technology Kerry, First National Building Society, Ulster Bank, AIB Bank, ABN-AMRO Bank, LeasePlan Nederland NV, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, The Law Library, The National Drawing Archive, and private collections in Ireland and abroad.
Residency awards include The Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakkerrig, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ballycastle and The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation Connecticut. The artist is represented by Rubicon Gallery Dublin and is a lecturer in fine art practice at the Dublin Institute of Technology.