Jennifer Trouton is a figurative painter who deliberately uses the tools and materials of the past to subtly express ideas around gender, class and identity within Irish history; combining an interest in the mythological, the historical and personal narrative with meticulous technique and aesthetic appeal.
Since graduating from the University of Ulster in the mid nineties Trouton’s work has been extensively exhibited both Nationally and Internationally. Her work has featured in group exhibitions in, Washington DC, New York, Beijing, the Guayasamin Museum, Cuba, CCA Derry, The Model, Sligo, FE McWilliams Gallery, Banbridge, Solstice Arts Centre and Waterhouse & Dodd’s, London. Solo exhibitions include the 18th Street Gallery Los Angeles, Spectrum Gallery, London, the Ashford Gallery, Dublin, the Fenderesky Gallery Belfast, the Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown and Wexford Arts Centre, Navan.
Throughout her career Trouton’s work has garnered numerous awards, including the Golden Fleece award in 2016, the Clare Morris Open Exhibition, Adjudicators Award, the RHA Annual Exhibition, Keating/McLaughlin award and the RUA Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award. In 2007 Trouton was a finalist for the AIB Artist of promise Award. She has also been awarded residencies in New York, Los Angeles, Canada and Ireland.
Trouton’s work is held in numerous public and private collections including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Queens University Belfast ,The University of Ulster, Belfast HSC Trust, ESB Ireland, Office of Public Works, Allianz Insurance, XL Insurance, N.I Department of Finance & Personnel and David Roberts Foundation London.
Trouton is represented by the Molesworth Gallery Dublin.