The Project Twins are James and Michael Fitzgerald, an Irish based collaborative art duo. They work across a broad range of disciplines including painting, print-making, design, illustration and three-dimensional work.

The Project Twins work together through a process of dialogue and sketching, continually reducing forms to their most basic elements. Their use of minimal forms and graphic shapes are rooted in the visual language of signs, symbols and pictograms. They are interested in the use of this as a universal language and its ability to convey ideas, information and narratives. Recognisable and simple shapes are used as a way to build their own visual lexicon or graphic language which appears to directly communicate while also retaining a sense of ambiguity, allowing for interpretation and inquiry.

Alongside their fine art practice they regularly produce editorial illustrations for the likes of The Guardian, Nature Journal and The Economist amongst others. With a focus on social, political and economic work they produce concept driven illustrations which responds directly to the themes within the articles.

They are interested in the crossover of disciplines and how they can influence and inform each other.


Solo Shows
‘Good Creepy’, Cork Printmakers, Cork, 2016
‘Sticky Thoughts’, Sternview Gallery, Cork, 2015
‘Making Space Residency’, The Library Project, Dublin, 2013
‘A-Z of Unusual Words’, MadArt Gallery, Dublin, 2011

Selected Group Shows
‘Double Take: Collections & Context’, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 2018
‘Exit Strategy’, Clonmel Junction Festival, The Main Guard, July 2017
‘Repression × Resurgence × Reemergence’, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, June 2016
‘Present’, The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut, June 2016
‘Stories’, Luan Gallery, Athlone, June 2016
‘25’, Cork City Hall, Cork, June 2016
'More Than One Maker', Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, 2015
'Neutral', TULCA @ 126 Gallery, Galway, 2014
'Stellar', Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, 2014
'The Young Ones', Rua Red, Dublin, 2014
'The Young Ones', TACTIC, Cork, 2014
'Deception & Sacrifice', Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, 2014
'Deception & Sacrifice', Academy of Art University, San Francisco, 2014
‘Nova’, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, 2013
‘Sample-Studios Members Show’, TACTIC, Cork, 2013
‘Extinction’, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Arts, Eigse Carlow, 2013
‘The Art of Superstition’, The Copper House Gallery, Dublin, 2013
‘Living/Loss: The Experience of Illness in Art’, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 2012
Solstice Exhibition, Cork Midsummer Festival, The Elysian, Cork, 2012
‘Art Work Embassy’, Art Trail, The Elysian, Cork, 2011

Facebook Artist in Residence Program, FB Headquarters, Dublin, 2015/16
Making Space, The Library Project, Dublin, 2013

Talks & Lectures
MELBA International Symposium, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2018
AOI Discusses: Creating Your Own Success, Dublin, 2018
WLGD, Copenhagen, 2017
OFFSET, Main Stage Speakers, Dublin, 2017
First Edition Print Symposium, Cork 2017
Body & Soul, Naturally Creative Talks, 2017
Facebook HQ, Dublin, 2017
VAI - Get Together, IMMA, Dublin, 2016
The Art of Collaboration, Metropolis Festival, Dublin, 2015
Artist Talk, NCAD, in association with 'Making-Space', 2013
POST-IT Artist Talks, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, 2013
Panel Discussion on Contemporary Illustration, VISUAL Carlow, 2013
Insights into Contemporary Art Practice, The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 2013