Mary O’Connor is a visual artist and printmaker living in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
She was born in Wexford and studied visual communication and 3D design at DIT in Dublin, and painting at Chelsea College of Art, London, and in New Zealand. She has also lived in Belize and Kazakhstan, a place of vast landscapes and infinite white winters; during her time there she published two books of photojournalism on central Asia.
Her work is included in many public and private collections including The OPW, The Environmental Protection Agency, Holles St. Hospital collection, and CITI
Mary’s paintings and prints are influenced by her surrounding, the vast landscapes encountered on her travels are conveyed through shapes, space and colours that emerge as non-representational abstract compositions. Cultures, travel, time, memory and flux are essential elements in her work.
2018 188 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin
2018 Tyrone Guthrie Residency
2017 The Model Sligo presents CAIRDE
2017 Impressions Biennale curated by Jason Hicklin (UK)
2017 VUE RHA
2017 Print purchased by the OPW
2017 Pier printers, Unframed, Film Base, Temple Bar
2017 Halftone, The Library Project
2017 Greenacres, WFO
2017 ‘Something artful this way come’, WFO
2017 Incognito, Jack and Jill Foundation, first work purchased
2017 So Fine Art Editions Winter show
2016 Member Black Church Print Studio
2016 Halftone, The Library Project
2016 So Fine Art Editions Winter show
2015 Bronze award – Colour, Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the year
2015 Halftone, The Library Project