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SELECTED WORKS BY William J. O'Brien

Cleanse, Fold and Manipulate

Cleanse, Fold and Manipulate

William J. O'Brien
Cleanse, Fold and Manipulate

2007

String, carpet, wood and mixed media

135.9 x 53.3 x 48.3 cm
Vivisection

Vivisection

Vivisection (detail)

William J. O'Brien
Vivisection (and detail)

2007

String, carpet, glue, found objects and mixed media

146.1 x 72.4 x 59.7 cm

William J. O'Brien's BIOGRAPHY

1975
Born

Lives and works in Chicago


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2007
The Axis Mundi, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago

2006
When Your Heart Is on Fire, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Locust Projects, Miami

2005
12 x 12, New Artists, New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
A Fairy Tale, Curated by Jose Diaz and Nina Arias, Ingalls and Associates, Miami


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2008
Glossies, Dorsch Gallery, Miami

2007
William J. O’Brien/Anthony Pearson, Project Space, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Makers and Modelers: Works in Ceramic, Gladstone Gallery, New York
Sonotube® Forms: Contemporary Art and Transport, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Jesse Chapman, Aliza Nisenbaum, William J. O’Brien, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
So Wrong, I’m Right, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI

2006
Modern Primitivism, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Josh Mannis, Eric Lebofsky, William J. O’Brien, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
MIXART, The James Hotel, Chicago, IL
Pathetisize, Curated by Alex May, Open End Gallery, Chicago, IL
Champagne, Curated by Jose Diaz, Nina Menocal Projects, Mexico City, MX
Cluster, Curated by Katie Holten, Participant, Inc, New York

2005
Certain People I Know, Curated by Tommy Everett, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
We Created a Monster, Curated by Frederick Janka, Nina Menocal Projects for Art Basel, Miami, FL
CoDependent, Curated by Gean Moreno, The Living Room for Art Basel, Miami, FL
Winter Group Show, Curated by Steph Pavone, Booster and Seven, Chicago, IL
Eagle Hand’s Moon and The Orange Savior, The Church of the Friendly Ghost, Austin, TX
Summer Group Show, Curated by Steph Pavone, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
Bilingual, Curated by Tracy Taylor, Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
Drawn Out, Curated by Tracy Taylor, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
In Print2: Diamonds on Archer, Chicago, IL
Macerate, Curated by Currency Exchange, Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago, IL
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Stygine’s Creek, Video Screening Curated by Ruba Katrib, Three-Walls Gallery, Chicago, IL
Take My Hand, Curated by Ruba Katrib (Traveling), Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Appropriating Feminist Strategies, Gallery 1926, Chicago, IL
Take My Hand, Curated by Ruba Katrib, Three-Walls Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004
Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artist Space, New York
Click Formation, Open End Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Pilot Conference, Symbology Bathroom, Chicago, IL
The Affair, Jupiter Hotel, The Fresh-Up Club, Portland, OR
Identity Crisis, Marshall Arts @ Delta Axis, Memphis, TN
Art Poster Show, Objex Artspace, Miami, FL
G2 Group Show, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Abracadabra, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL
3 on 3, 3 Straight Artists Curate 3 Gay Artists, Higher Gallery, Chicago, IL
Eric Lebofsky, Josh Mannis, William O’Brien, 1/Quarterly Space, Chicago, IL
Art Mule, The Stray Show, Chicago, IL
Small Victories, Modest Contemporary Art Projects, Chicago, IL

2003
La Superrette, Deitch Projects, Participant, Inc., New York
100% Cotton, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
White Haute, Shaff Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001
Annual Members Show, Greenwich House Pottery, New York
Out and About, Benefit Invitation Group Show, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1997
Undergraduate Thesis Show, Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL