Áine Belton originates from County Meath, Ireland. She has been living in Toronto since late December 2015, having emigrated to live with her wife. Áine completed her M.A. in Fine Art at UCA Canterbury in 2012. She received her B.A. in Fine Art from I.A.D.T., in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (Institute of Art, Design and Technology) in 2009. She was a member of the CRATE and UCA project Collaborative Research Group (CRG) from 2013-2015. Áine works as a freelance graphic designer and enjoys cycling, travel, book making and collage poetry. She is a co-editor of ESC Zine since 2011, an independent arts and literary zine.
Most recently, she was awarded funding from Art Starts from their Micro-grant programme. Áine utilised this grant to create a photobook from doing a collaborative community project called “Double Exposure – Portrait Series: Cyclists of Toronto”. In 2016, she published her first kids’ book – an activity book based on the WW1 objects in the Dover Transport Museum in Kent, United Kingdom. Selected artworks are in the collection of UCA Canterbury as well as other private collections in the UK and Ireland. She has been featured in DAD’s 10th Anniversary concert and exhibition (2016), Limbo’s Associate Member Show (2014), PhotoIreland Festival (2013), The European Media Arts Festival (2013) as well as in the literary publications Viersomes 004, No-wave magazine, Cracked on the Rock Zine, Oh Francis and Splinter magazine.