Maureen O'Leary's work examines the ordinariness and the oddities of how we assemble and disassemble the things and beings around us.  She is interested in scrutinizing reality for its humor, awkwardness, and charm, and exploring how wild things are constrained.

About Maureen O'Leary:

Maureen O’Leary is a painter and photographer who makes work about nature, ordinariness, daydream and the idiosyncratic way people create their surroundings.  She was educated at Yale University and at the Art Students League and the International Center for Photography.  She has recently shown work at Wayfarers gallery, Brooklyn, New York, Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, and the Power Plant Gallery, Durham, North Carolina.  She is a former recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Fellowship in painting from the Fondation des États-Unis, Paris, and is a 2015 finalist for the Julia Margaret Cameron award in photography. She is based in Mount Sinai, New York and New York City.