Frances Breen

Born in Wexford, Ireland. Lives and works in Austria and Ireland. Graduated in Graphic Design and Art Education 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.
Many years involvement in Educational and Cultural projects with Community Arts Agencies in Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada, Italy and Austria. Creative Collaborations with Textile Artist Joanne Breen have been inspirational for further ongoing collaborations with poets, visual artists, graphic designers and letterpress printers using a broad range of visual media.
Exhibitions, selection: Two person exhibitions with Joanne Breen in Ireland, London, Birmingham, Isle of Lewis, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Vienna. Participation in Group Exhibitions in the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia, Italy in conjunction with short sequence of Lettering workshops. Artist Books accepted in the 6th and 7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius, Lithuania.