Born in Wangaratta, Australia, Fran O’Neill lives and works between Newcastle, Australia and Brooklyn, New York.
O’Neill attended Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, earning a BFA. Her post-graduate work was at the New York Studio School’s Certificate Program, and her MFA was completed at Brooklyn College in 2012. In 2007 she received a Joan Mitchell Foundation award. O’Neill’s solo exhibitions include at David Schweitzer Contemporary, Bushwick, NY; Hathaway Contemporary, Atlanta, GA and Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; BMG Gallery, Adelaide, Australia; TW Fine Art, Brisbane, Australia; Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, John Davis Gallery, NY; New York Studio School, NY; and Sussex College, Hastings, UK. Her work has been included in various group shows through out the USA and in Australia. She has recently taught at the New York Studio School, Arts Students League and Pratt Institute.
Her work resides in private collections in the USA, Australia and UK. In 2016 her work has been exhibited at MOCA in Jacksonville, FL in a group exhibition titled Confronting the Canvas: Women of Abstraction; solo exhibition’s at CUAC, Salt Lake City, UT, titled: Magical thinking; and at Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Group exhibitions at Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; A Cup of Sugar – Lorimoto, Brooklyn, NY; and in Hathaway Contemporary, Atlanta, GA.