Ana Duncan was born in Dublin. She works primarily in bronze and ceramic from her studio
in Churchtown, Dublin. She has recently completed two large-scale public sculptures in
Suzhou, China and one in New Hampshire, USA. Other public commissions include a life
size Mother and Child for Tallaght Hospital, Dublin.
Her work is typically figurative; working in clay allows her the freedom to explore form
without limits. My main influence is the human figure, I explore form through the
exaggeration and manipulation of the figure, reducing it to simple design elements. I
attempt to deal with body language, communication, emotion, and gestures.
She has exhibited in numerous galleries and exhibitions in Ireland since 1992 including
Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Ulster Academy, Claremorris Open, Boyle Arts Festival,
Sculpture in Context at Fernhill Gardens, Dublin Castle, and the National Botanic Gardens.
Her work has also travelled to exhibitions in Belfast, Boston, Britany, London, Paris, and
Scotland. She has had solo exhibitions in 2004 and 2010 and has been involved in many
two and three person exhibitions in several galleries including the National Botanic Gardens
Her work is represented in the collections of the Office of Public Works, Department of
Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland, Morrison Hotel, Tannery Restaurant and several
other private collections in Ireland USA, UK, Norway, Sweden, Spain, and Portugal.
Ana was a joint exhibition Coordinator of Sculpture in Context, one of Ireland’s largest
outdoor exhibitions from 2000 to 2013.