an Irish artist living in Italy. 


I studied fine art, yet have always been most attracted to fashion and design. This is what brought me to Milan where I initially worked in the fashion world, painting collections of clothing for stores such as Biffi and Luisa Via Roma.


From there I worked extensively as a textile designer; in particular the experimental Fantoccoli company turned my paintings into prints on silk.


I’ve worked on niche projects with avant-garde companies such as Alessi, Swatch, Moroso and galleries Nilufar, Rossana Orlandi and auction house Artemest.


In the fashion world I've also collaborated with Pellini, Paul Smith and Corso Como.


In 2010 I was invited by the director of  Palazzo Fortuny in Venice to reinterpret Mariano Fortuny's eclectic creativity in a contemporary way. This resulted in the 'Gardens' exhibition on the ground floor of the Museum which encompassed paintings, fabrics, rugs and garments.


In Milan I work as an Independent Artist and am Professor of Project Methodology and of Textile design to international fashion students at Naba (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti)




'Rugs & Jewels ' Nuala Goodman and Donatella Pellini, Irish Georgian Society, Dublin Ireland, November 2018

Nuala Goodman






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20143 Milan, Italy

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