Frances Breen

Born in Wexford, Ireland. Lives and works in Austria and Ireland. Graduated in Graphic Design from the National College of Art and Design, NCAD, Dublin. Received scholarship awards to study Lettering with Professor Friedrich Neugebauer in Austria, Book Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and Lettering with Martin Andersch in Hamburg. Since 1986 visiting tutor for Lettering and Book Arts in NCAD Dublin in the Department of Visual Communication and Faculty of Education. Many years involvement in Educational and Cultural projects with Community Arts Agencies in Ireland, Scotland and England. Creative Collaborations with Textile Artist Joanne Breen have been inspirational for further ongoing collaborations with poets and visual artists using a broad range of visual media. These experiences have broadened and opened new perspectives. Personal work is a search for the many aspects
of a text – the meaning, structure, rhythm and musicality. The intensity of this experience and understanding the essence of the text suggests visual form. The intention is that this visual form may be experienced by the viewer in a new light. Exhibitions, selection: Two person exhibitions with Joanne Breen in Ireland, London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Vienna. Regular participation in Group Exhibitions in Austria, Italy, Germany, Ireland, England, Scotland, 6th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2012.