Gráinne studied History of Art at the University of Glasgow graduating in 1997 followed by an MA in Exhibition Interpretation from Napier University Edinburgh in 2000.
She has taught on architecture, art and design history and context programmes at Strathclyde University, Edinburgh College of Art and Glasgow School of Art.
She has worked as an organiser of exhibitions for Glasgow School of Art, V&A and Dovecot Tapestry Studio as well as managing arts projects for other organisations. She is currently Adult Programme Coordinator in the Education Team at National Galleries Scotland.
Gráinne is undertaking a part-time PhD at Edinburgh College of Art, writing a contextual history of the Scottish artist Steven Campbell (1953-2007). Her other research interests include: Bernat Klein; Scottish craft; textile history; Visual Culture.