Mary O'Connor


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.


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.

Her work is included public and private collections including The Office of Public Works, The Environmental Protection Agency, Holles St. Hospital collection, The Devlin Hotel and CITI.


Selected ExhibitionsSelected Exhibitions

2018 So Fine Art Edition Winter Show
2018 Halftone, The Library Project
2018 #44 The Quay, Waterford
2018 137 RUA Annual Exhibition
2018 ART = 430-790THz, WFO
2018 VUE RHA
2018 The Model Sligo, CAIRDE Visual
2018 INPRINT BCPS Members Show, Greenacres
2018 188 RHA Annual Exhibition
2018 Tyrone Guthrie Residency
2017 The Model Sligo, CAIRDE Visual
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