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Maureen Connor, b.1947

Ironing Pieces1980

Maureen Connor is known internationally for her work from the 80s and 90s which combines elements of installation, video, design, and collaborative performance. Much of her work focused on gender, as well as its modes of representation, and she often represented the female body through the medium of fabric. Connor’s sculpture ‘Ironing Pieces’ is made from delicate, undyed organdy that has been starched and folded. The work draws inspiration from domestic skills such as napkin-folding and dressmaking.

Dimensions Unframed, 20 x 20 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Joseph Masheck, 1991
Item NumberIMMA.86
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Maureen Connor, Ironing Pieces, 1980, Organdy, Unframed, 20 x 20 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Joseph Masheck, 1991

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Maureen Connor b.1947

American artist Maureen Connor graduated from the Pratt Institute, New York, in 1973. Connor combines video, installation and collaborative performance to consider ideas ranging from gender and its modes of representation to the art institution as workplace. An ongoing project ‘Personnel’, begun in 2001, explores the attitudes and needs of staff in various arts organizations. Connor has exhibited internationally since the 1980s. Her work has been shown at venues including the MAK, Vienna; Portikus, Frankfurt; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
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