Maria O'Sullivan recently graduated with an Honours Degree in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art and was selected to exhibit in Joan Clancy
Gallery from the Degree Show where she received special mention by Irish Times Arts Critic Aidan Dunne. She was also invited to participate in the
Annual Fledglings Exhibition in the Lavit Gallery Cork and in the Emerging Artist Exhibition in St. Patrick's Hospital Dublin.
Her work forms part of the CIT Civic Collection. A native of Cobh, Co Cork, Maria was awarded a three month residency with Scuola Internationale di
Grafica in Venice commencing in November 2014.
She explains of her work "I am fascinated with the notion of disconnected activity that combines in the same space where the density of population and
complexity of structures create an impression of trapped frenzy that reflects our contemporary cities.
"My interest in vast architecture and space often leads me to explore large cityscapes, transport systems, geometric grids and urban planning maps before
constructing my own abstract environment.
"Through my work I aim to explore the relationships between built environments and the people and systems that inhabit them.
"I also look to convey the constantly changing and developing urban environment overtime using many layers of different media and gestural marks to echo
a sense of chaos and visual noise."