Artist Biography

Mary O’Connor is an artist and printmaker from Wexford, currently living in Dun Laoghaire. Mary studied at TU in Dublin, Chelsea College of Art, London, and in New Zealand. She also lived in Belize, Central America and for eleven years in Kazakhstan, Central Asia.  She repatriated to Ireland in 2014.

Mary had a solo exhibition at SO Fine Art Editions in 2020 and has a forthcoming solo exhibition there in 2024. She exhibits regularly in group exhibitions including the Royal Academy London Summer Exhibition, RHA Annual Exhibition in Dublin, RUA Annual Exhibition in Belfast, and The Model Sligo. She was recipient of the Galway City Council Purchase Prize at Impressions 2019, and completed four commissioned wall murals in Capitol Dock, Dublin. She has taken part in various group shows by emerging spaces including Glove Box Gallery and Outset Gallery. In 2022 she was Shortlisted for the Beep Painting Biennial Prize.  Most recently Mary designed a Ceadogan rug as part of the ‘Island’ exhibition in Hang Tough Gallery in support of the Peter McVerry foundation for the homeless.  Mary is a member of Black Church Print Studio and is represented by SO Fine Art Editions.