University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Amy O'Neill

MFA, UW-Milwaukee, 2004
BFA, UW-Milwaukee, 1998

(414) 229-6015
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Amy O’Neill is a painter and illustrator. She creates work that explores subjects who exist in the margins and span multiple borders. O’Neill grew up in an old movie theatre run by her dad.  Being a small child in the dark was where she fell in love with all the spaces and behaviors that she wasn’t supposed to notice. She is interested in exploring issues of connectivity and how and why we choose to connect or escape the spaces—both physical and emotional—that we occupy.