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Dip n Snack Diaphragm, 2022, Found and manipulated diagram from “Contraception naturally!: A Comprehensive Self-help Guide to Responsible Contraception from Your Kitchen”, vintage chip and dip bowl, paper pulp, pipe cleaners, wired LED light, fabric coated electrical cord, insulation foam, wood, 80 x 35 x 6 in. with cord.

Danni O’Brien (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Baltimore, Maryland. Her practice is rooted in irreverence, haphazard play, and owned queerness. In the studio, they cycle through continuous acts of deconstruction and reconstruction, and employ assemblage, ceramic hand building, paper making, wood working, and CNC routing, to concoct enigmatic, amalgamated sculptures. O’Brien exhibits these sculptures at venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, Asya Geisberg Gallery, Tephra ICA, Pazo Fine Art, and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. She has been awarded residencies with PLOP, The Wassaic Project, Proyecto Ace, Art Farm, Baltimore Clayworks, Red Lodge Clay Center, Azule, and the Maple Terrace. She is the recent recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from the Belle Foundation for Cultural Development. O’Brien received a review of her recent solo exhibition “Cross Sections”, with Tephra ICA, in The Washington Post. They are currently preparing for a solo exhibition with Stone House Art Gallery (SHAG) in Charlotte, NC and a residency with Stove Works in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Spring 2023.