Fionnuala Doran was born in 1984 in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. She graduated in 2007 with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster and has been working from Flax Art Studios, Belfast since 2009.
Fionnuala Doran has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, most recently ¿@#!*$, Catalyst Arts and Mainland at the E:Vent Gallery, London. Her idiosyncratic drawing based practice spans fine art and illustration, and in 2011 she worked with Catalyst Arts and the British Council on Multiples, a retail exhibition and pop-up shop which has so far toured to the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast., Occupy:Space, Limerick and Dublin Contemporary.
In 2007 she participated in the Asia Europe Foundation’s Lingua Comica project, alongside other young comic artists including J.M. Ken Niimura and Sarah Joan Mokhtar.
From 2009 – 2011 Doran was a Director at Catalyst Arts, Belfast.