Brian O'Connell


University of Southern California

Brian O’Connell is a versatile artist who combines old and new technologies in his work. He was born in Leuven, Belgium, and holds degrees from Columbia University and the California Institute of the Arts. As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied at the Institute for Media Studies in Germany. Brian’s artwork has been exhibited in galleries and institutions worldwide. Notable projects include a semi-permanent installation at the Central Library in Leuven, a concrete boat created in Malibu, and a concrete hull made from an abandoned fishing boat in Istanbul. His work has been featured in prestigious events such as the Hammer Museum’s 2014 biennial and MoMA PS1’s 2010 “Greater New York.” In 2016, Brian and Deirdre O’Dwyer founded Rakish Light, an experimental press that produces offset print projects and fosters collaborations among artists, writers, and thinkers using refurbished small-scale commercial presses.

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San José, CA
August 16-18
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