Christy E. O’Connor is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in the New York metro area. She combines wearable sculpture, performance, and 2D mixed media works to create narrative bodies of work and installations.
Awards and Recognition:
- 2022 Artist in Residency, Elsewhere Studios, Paonia Colorado
- 2022 Two time recipient Artist in Residency, Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
- 2020 Artist in Residency, AlterWork Studio, Long Island City, NY
- 2017 Artist Professional Development Program, Creative Capital, Artworks, Trenton, NJ
My work often depicts female archetypes inspired by fairytales, mythologies, and historical figures in multilayered mixed media bodies of work and installations. I create maximalist works that mimic the way in which we are so frequently bombarded with imagery and notions that perpetuate patriarchal and oppressive viewpoints.
I am especially interested in how women have been perceived and portrayed throughout history, literature, and modern forms of media through the lens of the male gaze. I often wonder how patriarchal standards affect societal and cultural norms and mores as a whole, religious and social class systems and gender and sexuality.