Rosie O’Gorman was born and raised in Wexford. Time spent on the farm as a child with her three sisters encouraged her love of inventive playfulness. Rosie is a mother of two boys Michael and Emmet; she is an artist, a dedicated teacher, and her ancestral home is now the place where Cow House Studios resides. Rosie attended the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, receiving her BA in Art and Design Education. During that time she became devoted to making contemporary art relatable and personally meaningful to her students. She was awarded two national Irish awards: the Larkin Memorial Award for her teaching and the Taylor Award for her painting. From Dublin, she moved to San Francisco where she received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute with the support of a Fulbright Scholarship.
Her practice grew to include drawing, painting, installation and sculpture. Through Cow House Studios Rosie shares her home, family and her love of art and education.