Jean Duncan

Painter and printmaker Jean Duncan is a member of the Royal Ulster Academy. Having moved from France where she lived for four years, she now lives and works in York. Duncan has also spent time working in Japan and Portugal and has exhibited here as well as a number of other international destinations.

Duncan's work is frequently inspired by music, and her portfolio includes many collaborative projects with composers and musicians. Literature and the surroundings in which she finds herself, whether this be the south of France or the coast of Northern Ireland, also offer a rich resource for her mysterious, dreamlike and ambiguous works. Duncan is an enthusiastic and driven artist, having played an important role in developing the cultural scene and reputation in Northern Ireland.


Jean Duncan is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and the Ulster Polytechnic Art and Design Centre. Duncan’s work has been exhibited widely and is in both public and private collections including AIB Bank, Bank of Ireland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Dundee City Art Gallery and the Gaeltacht. Duncan is also co-founder and Honorary Trustee of Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor. From 2010 Duncan lived and worked in France until recently moving to York in 2014 where she currently lives and works. 


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