About The Artist

GRÁINNE CUFFE Gráinne graduated IADT 1979, joined GSD shortly after, and furthered studies in lithography with a Fulbright Scholarship to Tamarind Institute, New Mexico in 1984.

Visiting Boston Museum Fine Arts she fell for the etchings of James McNeill Whistler. After 2 years at Central St.Martin's, London, Postgrad Printmaking with Norman Ackroyd as her teacher she began making etchings using Ackroyd's dictum: 'You can get all the colour you want with black ink and white paper'. Cuffe disagreed.

Influences: Norman Ackroyd, Georgia O'Keefe, Richard Serra, Henry Moore, Bauhausian principles; working in studios in California, London, Milan, Sweden, Dublin.

Images 'not strictly botanical' are mostly square in composition.

'The monumental prescence of each flower head ...... - their colour,their structure,their design,their rythmic form is carefully distilled and presented. ' Dr.Angela Griffith, Trinity College Dublin, [2017].



  • Glór,Ennis: April 2018
  • Graphic Studio Gallery: June 2017
  • Blue House Gallery: August 2016, 2015
  • Graphic Studio Gallery: May 2014
  • Gráinne was invited to show at the RUA,Belfast 2017/18 and shows regularily at the RHA, Dublin and RA,London.


  • Arts Council of Ireland;
  • Hastings Hotels;
  • Hilton Hotels;
  • Chester Beatty Library;
  • UCD,
  • TCD,
  • DCU,
  • UL,
  • Queens University Belfast,
  • Boston College,
  • Mater Dei Hospital, Dublin,
  • St.Vincent's Hospital, Dublin,
  • Family Law Courts, Dublin,
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, [foyer] Dublin,
  • 17 US States.


  • Hastings Hotel Group,
  • P&O Cruise Ship Oriana,
  • Fingal County Council

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