Ana Duncan was born in Dublin. She works primarily in bronze and ceramic from her studio in Churchtown, Dublin. She has recently completed large public sculptures in Suzhou, China and New Hampshire, USA. Her sculptures are mainly bronze, and ceramic, and she occasionally works with Stainless steel. 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 in 2015.
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, 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.