Rosie O'Gorman lives and works in her native county Wexford, Ireland. In 2000 Rosie graduated with a BA in Art and Design Education from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. In the same year she received two national awards; the Larkin Memorial Award for teaching, and the Taylor Award for painting. With the support of a Fulbright Scholarship, Rosie attended the San Francisco Art Institute, California, receiving her MFA in 2004. On returning to Ireland, she established Cow House Studios with her husband Frank Abruzzese at her ancestral home in rural Wexford.