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Maureen O'Connor

Photography, Booth 137

Maureen O'Connor is a fine art photographer living in Toronto and is a graduate of OCAD. Maureen is a life-long animal lover and the photographs are produced with the cooperation of local sanctuaries. By photographing Canadian animals in abandoned and crumbling domestic architecture, Maureen O’Connor raises questions about how nature and the built environment intersect. She sees these spaces as transformative, evoking memory and showing the beauty and fragility of the animals and the architecture. We are invited to cross the threshold and imagine new narratives where the natural world and the domestic world meet, and consider how this informs our identity in a country defined by both its wild landscape and its orderly cities. Maureen participated in the 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair where she won "The Social Commentary Award". And her work was also exhibited at Art Toronto and Art Miami in 2019. Maureen's work is in numerous private collections throughout North America and Europe.