Cynthia O’Neill

  • Baltimore, MD

Mixed Media Artist focusing in Sculpture, Installations, Body adornments, Performance and Audience engagement.

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I use art as a method of healing, communicating and narrating personal journey. Illness and art have been constants in my life; survival and medical conditions often force me to consider anatomy when investigating how humans exist within the world. Through sculptures, body adornments, and installations my work explores consciousness, perception and the biology of the human condition with a variety of human-made and naturally occurring materials such as steel, wood, concrete, paper and porcelain. I often scales the work to a relationship with the physical anatomical form. Themes of meditation, medicine, anatomy, conflict, and sexuality in relationship to the body are recurrent throughout my practice. I am currently a second year graduate student in the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Education

Bachelors of Fine Arts – Interdisciplinary Sculpture at Towson University

August 2010 – December 2013 Towson, MD

Masters of Fine Art – Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art

August 2016 – May 2018 Baltimore, MD

Rinehart School of Sculpure.
Thesis is based on biofeedback used to promote healthy mental change in meditative and artistically influenced environments.