John Jerome O'Connor
John J. O'Connor was born in Westfield, MA, and received a Master of Fine Arts and Master of Art History from Pratt Institute in 2000. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in that same year, and has received a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in painting, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. He was a 2011/12 recipient of a studio from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program. Mr. O'Connor was also a resident artist at the Farpath Foundation in Dijon France.
John O'Connor was a visiting artist at RISD, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Brigham Young University. Mr. O'Connor has most recently taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Pratt Institute, and Princeton University.
Mr. O'Connor has had recent solo exhibitions at Pierogi Gallery, Martin Asbaek Gallery in Copenhagen, and Fleisher Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia. His work has been reviewed in Bomb Magazine, The New York Times, Artforum, the Village Voice, and Art in America.
Mr. O'Connor's work was recently reproduced in Information Graphics (Taschen), Esopus Magazine, Psychadelic – Optical and Visionary Art from the 1960's (MIT Press), and Moma's catalogue of recently acquired works on paper. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Weatherspoon Museum, Southern Methodist University, and New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC.