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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Hadley Conner

Home County: Cuyahoga
Cleveland Ohio United States
Home Ohio United States


Hadley K Conner is a Cleveland based artist, educator, musician, and occasional mad scientist. She holds a BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art and a MAAE from the Art Academy of Cincinnati.  A recently retired veteran art educator for over 30 years in the public and private sector, Hadley continues to work with the Cleveland Print Room, a non-profit entity dedicated to all forms of photography. Hadley has been exhibiting her artwork primarily at the local and regional level for over 30 years, and hopes to use this time to push her work out to more national and international opportunities. 


Artist Statement

My current work consists of a series of photographs and photo-based mixed media pieces featuring female figures navigating their surroundings. The imagery is the visual articulation of anxiety, ennui, upheaval, evolution, transition, and introspection. Autobiographical in some cases, the work echoes the sentiments of the many women in my life. Window, doors, and mirrors represent the shift from one world to the next. The paths, roads and tunnels that lead the way, and the walls, barriers and fences address not only the changes and choices one navigates throughout different stages of life, but also fear of and desire for escape. My goal is to create an intimate dialog with the viewer, whose interpretations and distinct memories add further complexity and insight to the work.