Born in Cork and graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 1981. A regular exhibitor with the RHA Open Exhibition, Flannery has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1981. Her most recent exhibition is part of MAKingArt: PAINTing at Draíocht Arts Centre in 2019. Her work is held in many of Ireland’s public collections including the Office of Public Works, Wexford County Council and University College Cork. She lives in Carlow with her husband sculptor Robert Frazier and their family.