Originally from Leuven, Belgium, Brian O’Connell is a multidisciplinary artist who works in technologies both old and new. Educated at Columbia University and California Institute of the Arts, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute for Media Studies at the University of Siegen, Germany. He has lived and worked as an artist in New York, Amsterdam, and, currently, Los Angeles, where he teaches Design at USC.
Brian has exhibited his work most recently at the Hammer Museum’s biennial, “Made in L.A.,” and at MoMA PS1’s “Greater New York,” as well as at Redling Fine Art, LA; Laure Genillard, London; Adamski Gallery, Berlin; and Dorsch Gallery, Miami. He has also shown at Andrew Kreps Gallery and Casey Kaplan in New York, among other venues in the US and internationally. His public art projects include a semi-permanent installation at the Central Library in Leuven, Belgium; a 13-foot concrete boat produced with Redling Fine Art on the beach in Malibu, California in 2009; and a 30-foot concrete fishing boat made in collaboration with Protocinema in Istanbul in 2012.
In 2016, Brian and Deirdre O’Dwyer founded Rakish Light, an experimental press that produces and publishes offset print projects in collaboration with other artists, writers and thinkers.