Christy E. O’Connor
Christy E. O’Connor is an artist, curator, and arts advocate. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she studied studio art, photography, and education. She has participated in professional development programs and studio residencies, including Creative Capital at Artworks (Trenton, NJ) and AlterWork Studio (LIC, NY). O’Connor is an interdisciplinary artist, whose work examines gender, feminism, cultural and social norms, politics, history and perception. O’Connor works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, textiles, and performance. Her work has been exhibited regionally, and is included in several private collections. O’Connor’s artwork has been exhibited at Warren Community College, Artworks (Trenton, NJ) Chashama (Matawan, NJ) Arthouse Productions (Jersey City, NJ), Plaxall Gallery (LIC, NY), and PhilaMoca, (Philadelphia, PA). Her work was featured in Indi Soleil Magazine in January, 2017. Solo exhibitions and installations include Dusklit (2016-2018), Treacherous Women (2018), Vacant Memories, Absent Dreams (2018), and Victim Shame, Body Blame (2020). Collaborations include Automaton and Lost Connections (2016) and Hallow (2018).
Leaning into the Unknown Performance Summary
O’Connor’s work “Tea Time in Turbulence” is an examination on class, income inequality, ritualistic practices, and isolation in a world turned upside down. This one-woman satire invites audiences to a lavish tea party while juxtaposing the struggle and strife from newspaper headlines exposing a world in chaos.