Connor Fenwick is a visual artist and photographer living and working in Chicago, IL. Through portraiture, their work explores themes of intimacy, queer dating culture, and the construction of identity. Fundamentally, they believe that people are art, and that the things we create and the relationships we build hold some semblance of this art. In their practice, Connor seeks to augment, document, and transport various people and their individual histories and identities, in addition to their own. Today, they also translate their technical skills and creative vision in producing fashion photo shoots. Their work has been exhibited at the Foley Gallery (New York, NY), Museum of Human Achievement at SXSW 2019 (Austin, TX), Institut für Alles Mögliche (Berlin, Germany), UNIQLO USA (Chicago, IL), LoosenArt Mag and Gallery (Cagliari, Italy), University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland), and the ChaShaMa 4 Times Square Gallery (New York, NY).
Connor is currently an undergraduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2018, they attained a Vogue student sponsorship to attend the 2nd-annual Forces of Fashion Conference in New York City. Previously, they were an advertising/PR intern at Project Osmosis, which is a design education initiative serving Chicago youth (K-12). They have also worked as a photography assistant for Cattura Weddings (2018) and artist Oli Rodriguez (2016-17). Connor can be found regularly photographing events and performances at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
“You should be able to look at me and see my work.
You should be able to look at my work and see me.”
– Roy DeCarava