Fran O’Neill, born in Wangaratta, Australia, O'Neill attended Monash University, 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 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 throughout the USA and in Australia. She currently teaches at the New York Studio School, Arts Students League, and Pratt Institute. Her work resides in private collections in the USA, Australia, and UK. Currently, she is exhibiting at MOCA in Jacksonville, FL in a group exhibition titled Confronting the Canvas: Women of Abstraction.