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Justin Liam O'Brien

Justin Liam O’Brien, b. 1991, Flushing, NY

2013-2016 - BFA Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2010-2013 - AS Visual Arts, SUNY Suffolk, Selden, NY

Solo, Two and Three Person Exhibitions

11/07/2020 “When Acting As A Wave” Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

07/04/2020 “Damned by the Rainbow” GNYP Gallery, Berlin, GER

11/01/2019 - “Losing in the Form of Darkness”, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

09/06/2019 - “Dreamboat” curated by Kate Mothes/yngspc, The Real Tinsel, Milwaukee, WI

11/29/2018 - “Rose-tinted”  Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

05/16/2020 - “Black & White vs. Color” Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

01/16/2020 - “ME: An Exhibition of Contemporary Self Portraiture” Sugarlift/Sasha Bogojev, High Line Nine, Chelsea, NY

12/06/2019 - “Tulips” Kapp Kapp, Philadelphia, PA

11/29/2019 - “A Private Matter” LM Gallery, Latina, ITA

07/19/2019 - “Melt” Chart Gallery, Tribeca, NY

06/22/2019 - “Vignettes” Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

06/21/2019 - “Rust & Bones” Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin, GER

03/01/2019 - “Fresh Fruit” Curated by Benjamin Tischer/Invisible Exports, SITUATIONS, LES, NY

09/22/2018 - “The Unspeakable” Curated by Peter Clough, Re: Art Show, Brooklyn, NY

09/14/2018 - “Big Link” Curated by Kate Mothes/yngspc, Standard Projects, Hortonville, WI

05/26/2018 - “RE: 21, This Is Not Here” Curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell, Re: Art Show, Brooklyn, NY

04/06/2018 - “Passion Fruit” Curated by Colin Radcliffe, BFP Temporary Storage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Bibliography
Elephant Magazine, "Justin Liam O’Brien Paints Loneliness as a Pathological Condition", 17 Dec 2020

Juxtapoz Magazine, “Justin Liam O’Brien: A Freed Style” Interview with Evan Pricco, Fall 2020, Print

Juxtapoz Magazine, “Damned by the Rainbow: Justin Liam O’Brien’s Stunning Display of Intimacy in Berlin”, July 2020

New American Paintings, “Northeast 146” Juried by Jerry Saltz, Feb 2020, Print

Artforum International, ““Rust & Bones” Galerie Tanja Wagner” Kristian Vistrup Madsen Oct 2019, Print

Artforum International, “Critics Picks - Melt at CHART” Zahra Nasser, 12 Aug 2019

Office Magazine, “Mad Fresh” John Martin Tilley, 31 Mar 2019

Juxtapoz Magazine, “Intimate Bedroom Scenes: An Interview with Justin Liam O’Brien”, Sasha Bogojev, 25 Mar 2019

Filthy Dreams, “What a Feeling: Justin Liam O’Brien at Monya Rowe Gallery” Efrem Zelony-Mindell, 27 Dec 2018

Gayletter, “Art: Rose Tinted - Justin Liam O’Brien & Celeste Rapone”, Chris Stewart, Dec 2018

What Should We Do? “Justin Liam O’Brien & Celeste Rapone: Rose Tinted”, Paddy Johnson, Dec 2018


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