Vivienne Dick was born in Donegal in 1950 and studied at University College, Dublin. Between 1977 – 1982 she lived in New York, part of a group of filmmakers whose affiliation to the music and aesthetic of punk became known as 'New Wave'. Working mainly on Super 8, Dick's films from this period feature many musicians from the punk movement in NY with performances and music from Lydia Lunch, James Chance, Pat Place, Adele Bertei, and Ikue Mori.
Dick returned to Ireland in 1982 and then to London in 1985, where she was a member of The London Filmmakers Coop for many years and produced a number of films in 16mm, and in video.
Her films have been screened at cinemas, museums and film festivals internationally, including Tate Britain, Moma and the Whitney in New York, IMMA in Dublin, and the Edinburgh and Berlin Film Festivals. She has received a number of Production Awards from The British Arts Council and The Irish Film Board, and has had work commissioned by Ch 4 (Dazzling Image, Midnight Underground), BBC (Artrageous, The Late Show) and RTE. Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Anthology Archives, NYC and the Irish Film Archives.
She lives in Galway, Ireland, where she teaches and continues to make films.