Frances Crowe was born in Waterford and studied Fine Art in The National College of Art and Design Dublin, where she discovered the weaving department and fell in love with Tapestry. She moved to Roscommon in 1980 and opened Grange Studio. She worked as an
art teacher for many years while still maintaining her artistic practise. As an educator, collaborator and curator Frances has facilitated many school and community based art projects. Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Creative Ireland, Roscommon Arts Office,
and The Bealtaine Festival. Her tapestries have been selected for many high profile fibre art exhibitions in Ireland, England, China and Canada. She has been commissioned to create tapestries for public spaces and private collections, in Ireland and abroad. She has received many awards, most recently, An Agility Award from the Arts Council of Ireland. She has been selected by The Michelangelo Foundation for inclusion in the Homo Faber guide for Master Artisans, and was shortlisted for the Golden Fleece Award 2024.

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