Marie Conner is a Portland based sculptor and mixed media artist and non-fiction writer. She received a BA in Liberal Arts, Sculpture and Writing and an MA.Ed in Postsecondary Educational Leadership and Policy, both from Portland State University. 

At the end of her undergraduate program she embarked on a year long residential gallery project, Tethered Cord, in the basement of her home in S.E. Portland. Tethered Cord exhibited work from emerging contemporary artists/art students to give them the opportunity to gain experience responding to non-traditional gallery spaces. 

She has exhibited and published throughout Oregon, and gained immeasurable experience as the Director of Littman and White student run professional contemporary art galleries at Portland State University.

Marie is currently an MFA candidate in the Low Residency Visual Studies program at Pacific Northwest College of the Arts in Portland, Oregon.