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Dorothy O'Connor

Photographer and installation artist Dorothy O'Connor graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Literature and a minor in Studio Arts. She continued her education at The Creative Circus, a commercial art school in Atlanta. Her photographs and installations feature thoughtfully composed, hand-crafted scenes which combine elements of still-life, portraiture, landscape, and performance to produce unique and evocative works of art. In 2012, she was awarded a FLUX grant and presented her installation "Ceiling of Black Birds" as part of Flux Night 2012.

She began 2013 with an artist residency at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville where she built her latest installation, "Shelter". Her works are part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Center for Fine Art Photography, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, and is included in numerous private collections.


Her fantastical, life-sized installations, which include a live model performance in the style of a tableau vivant, have been featured during Atlanta Celebrates Photography and FLUX Night. Her latest tableau is currently installed at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Art Museum in Nashville, and her work is represented by Nashville's Tinney Contemporary Gallery. She will be discussing the craft, inspiration, and history of her "Scenes" body of work.

Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. - APG Gallery


"Asleep" © Dorothy O'Connor
"Tornado" © Dorothy O'Connor