Maddy O’Connor (b. 1999), also known by MOCOWORLDWIDE online, is an Australian/British artist working in Sydney/Eora.

She has studied a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School in Sydney/Eora.

Primarily working in the field of painting, her work explores themes of childhood, Catholicism, and femininity. In a deliberately naïve fashion, she uses recurring motifs of the Devil and stylised, simple self portraits in combination with text. O’Connor’s use of text looks to replace imagery with the written word, combining the conventions of painting with writing in a diaristic and often humorous way.

Curriculum Vitae

Maddy O’Connor
b. 1999


National Art School
Bachelor of Fine Arts: 2020 - 2022

UAL: Central Saint Martins
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design: 2018-2019

Selected shows

2024: Fundaiser for Falasten. Currated by Sara Elyoughun. Goodspace Gallery, Chippendale, NSW. 

2023: Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. Carriageworks, Eveleigh, NSW

2023: A Family Affair. Curated by Adele Warner. Private studio, Marrickville, NSW

2022:  BFA Grad Show 2022. National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW

2022:  Maidenless Behaviour. Curated by Adele Warner. Alpha House Gallery, Newtown, NSW

2022 : :) #2). Curated by Faye Jarrett. Goodspace Gallery, Chippendale, NSW.

2021:  :) #1). Curated by Faye Jarrett. Goodspace Gallery, Chippendale, NSW.

2019: CSM Foundation Show, Kings Cross, London, UK

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