Deirdre Breen is a designer and printmaker who makes screen prints characterised by flat abstract motifs and geometric compositions.
Her work explores the interplay between solid and space through studies in colour and form.
Deirdre is interested in the possibilities and limitations of relational elements, and the infinite variations unturned. Experimental and methodical, her work celebrates abstraction, gradation and symmetry.
Deirdre takes inspiration from curious objects and environments. Rigid grid structures and a reductive toolkit inform her organised designs. Created using multiple layers of graphic elements, she creates tension, rhythm and contrast through shape interaction and colour combinations.
Deirdre Breen (b1986 Cork) graduated in 2008 from Limerick School of Art and Design with an Honours Degree in Visual Communications. In 2009 she moved to London
where she worked in the creative industry for a diverse range of international clients.
From 2011 to 2013, she was a member of the curatorial team for the annual Graphic
Design Walk as part of The London Design Festival, an exhibition and open studio walk through East London’s creative workspaces, celebrating the practice of London’s female
In 2013 she returned to Ireland and has been working full-time as a Designer. Deirdre’s
print practice developed in 2016 and she has exhibited throughout Ireland. Group
exhibitions include Halftone 2016 & 2017 at The Library Project, LTD Edition in the 2020 Art Gallery as part of Cork Culture Night 2017, New Release 2017 at So Fine Art Editions, Vue Art Fair 2017 and DOGHOUSE 2018 at Frame Dublin.
Solo shows include
'Superstruct' 2017 in Damn Fine Print and 'Assembly' 2018 in Cork Printmakers. Her work is in the collection of the OPW
and private collections.