Dorothy Cross was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1956, and now lives in Galway. She studied at the Crawford Municipal School of Art in Cork and Leicester Polytechnic in England. She received her M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1982. Cross’s solo exhibitions include Power House at the I.C.A. in Philadelphia in 1991, even Arnolfini Bristol 1996 and Turner Contemporary Margate UK 2011. She has represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale, 1993 and the Istanbul Biennial, 1997. Her works can be seen in the collections of Tate Modern, London and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. She is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London and the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin. Moving from object to opera – she works primarily in sculpture, photography and video. Her work looks at time, nature, and relationship.