Primarily craft-based in approach, Marie O'Connor uses an array of found materials, collage and textile techniques alongside digital and animation processes to create surprising interplays between the body and clothing, image and object and scale and distance. Her work is deeply rooted in research and current projects explore the relationship between cloth and clothing from historical and contemporary perspectives.

Education is both an influence and extension of her practice having been a visiting tutor at various colleges in the UK for the last 20 years and facilitating workshops for major institutions such as
The Victoria & Albert Museum and The Serpentine Gallery, London.

Since moving to Sweden in 2010 she has been Senior Lecturer in Fashion Textiles and Fashion Illustration at Beckmans College of Design, tutor on the MA Craft programme at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design and most recently a visiting tutor on Design + Change and Visual Communication + Change programmes at Linnaeus University.