Primarily craft-based in approach, Marie O'Connor uses an array of found materials, stitch and collage techniques alongside digital and animation processes.
She is interested in creating surprising interplays between the body and clothing, image and reality and scale and distance.
A regular starting point is in playing with the notion of flatness within 3 dimensional design. This is explored in her animation and clothing and epitomized in her ‘Origarment’ shoe range for cult label Evisu.
She is currently a tutor on the CRAFT! MA programme at Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden.
Previously, she was Senior Lecturer in Fashion Textiles and Fashion Illustration at Beckmans College of Design, and as a visiting tutor she has taught at Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London College of Communication and Glasgow School of Art on graphic design, illustration, fashion and textiles courses.