Marion Flanagan is a multi-disciplinary visual artist. Her work moves between sculpture, painting, photography, and installation, always considering the materiality of the chosen medium and its potential for narrative expression. Flanagan’s practice investigates the fragile relationship between humans and nature, the uses and abuses of resources and spaces, and the attempt to define areas of commonality between the bodies of human beings and the substances of the natural world.
She was born in Toronto, Canada and studied Fine Art at OCAD University. She recently completed her MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in London, UK. She currently lives and maintains a studio in London.
Marion Flanagan is part of the A-i-R Development Group, a network of international artists exploring the possibilities of collaborating in meaningful and contemporary ways in the context of artist residencies. During their time together at the International Künstlerhaus, the group addresses the question of how a productive collaboration can be realised both on a practical and aesthetic level as well as in terms of its compatibility with the burning issues of the day. At the end of their time together in Fronberg, the group will present the outcome of their meeting to the public at an event in the Kebbel Villa.
The A-i-R Development Group 2023 consists of the artists Pippa Brabyn (England), Rosie Dahlstrom (Scotland), Marion Flanagan (Canada) and Dedeia Rocha (Brazil).