Dorothy Cross was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1956, and lives in Dublin. 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, and Parthenon at the Camden Arts Centre in London in 1993. Her work is currently the subject of a major touring exhibition and catalogue, even, organized by Arnolfini in Bristol, England. One of the best known artists working in Ireland today, Cross investigates the mythic concerns with life and death that unite us all.