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Cara Jo O’Connell

Cara Jo O’Connell

My current body of work is about the organic, earthy, undervalued and underrepresented importance of aging. My intention is to convey storied landscapes and to elevate the stunning process of aging and the privilege of this shared human experience. To accomplish this I use pencil, charcoal, oil paint and wood stain on wood panel and archival paper. My imagery is based on women whom I have met through my journey while working on this series. I base my work off photographs and interviews I conduct with these individuals. 

I graduated with a BFA from the College of Visual Arts in 2002. I currently have a studio in the Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis, MN.

Cara Jo O’Connell