Piera Cirefice is a freelance Illustrator, based at the foothills of the Mournes. Having graduated from Falmouth University with a BA(Hons) degree in Illustration, Piera has spent the last year travelling and establishing her business in Northern Ireland, since returning home to County Down.
Having grown up around the Mourne Mountains, the beauty of the outdoors fuels her work, with travel reportage Illustration at the heart of her practice. Using traditional methods like watercolour and referencing cartography she aims to document the landscape: the flora and fauna, as well as the tales tied to that land, all with an underlying emphasis on ecological concerns. Through en plein air watercolours and sketches Piera hopes to capture the atmosphere of the living landscape.
With an emphasis on fluidity of line and mark makings her work also addresses more contemporary issues, creating a sense of emotional evocativeness within her work to engage the viewer with more difficult subject matters.
Exhibition & Press
Womenfolk profile and interview (May'18)
Turf and Grain, Issue Three: Makers (April ’18)
An Untold Story: The Hallows Gallery, Belfast (April-May’18)
Belfast Design Week Launch, Ormeau Baths (Oct ’17)
Graduate in Residence at Blick Studios (Oct'17- Mar'18) interview
D&AD New Blood, London (July 2016)
New Designers Fair, London (July 2016)
Falmouth University Graduate Show, Cornwall (June 2016)
Where the Wild things Are: Kilkeel Library, Co.Down (July 2014)