Máire Witt O’Neill is an interdisciplinary artist who explores how ideas such as reality, feminism, and representation can be more productively discussed through the employment of “negative capability.” O’Neill produces real fake television, lecture, vocal performance, and art, in order to explore the potential and power of ambivalence and liminal thought. O’Neill seeks to embody multiple realities simultaneously in order to create alternative and more complex perception. Máire is one half of the collaborative team, Mia + Máire. Collaborators since 2007, their largest ongoing project to date is the performance of a television corporation, Soft Pants Studios, who create the reality tv show Sad Girls Club TV. O’Neill received her BFA from MICA in 2009 and is currently living in Chicago, IL, pursuing her MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. O’Neill’s work has been exhibited at Anthology Film Archives, NY; American Medium Gallery, NY; Links Hall, Chicago; Rush Arts Gallery, NY; Open Space, Baltimore; D-Center, Baltimore; INVERSE performance festival, NW Arkansas; among others. O’Neill was a NAEA Delegate to Myanmar in 2013 and a recipient of the SAIC Dean’s Travel Grant in 2016.


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