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John’s Work Featured in American Artwork 2018 Catalog

American Artwork is a curated, online gallery and an annual published review of new paintings, sculpture, jewelry, glass, ceramic, woodwork, photography and prints. Over the past fifteen years, the gallery has featured the work of over 300 emerging and mid-career artists. John O’Connor’s artwork is featured on page 53 of the 2018 edition. To viewRead more

White Lies Matter series

Beginning in the early 1960s, John A. O’Connor, “the punning, painting, pedagogue” began a series of paintings, drawings, and works on paper that included satire, social criticism, and anti-mainstream commentary on a variety of issues. Taking his lead from artists like Hieronomus Bosch (The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Last Judgment, and The Haywein Triptych)Read more

White Lies Matter

      Measuring Value, USA USA John is currently working on a new series of small paintings that he refers to as “slates.” The paintings are the same size as the small blackboard “slates” used by school children in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The series is titled “White Lies Matter.” The subjects matterRead more

Region 4.1.0 at Santa Fe College

Can art play an important role in promoting a call to action by educating the public and raising awareness? We believe that Region4: Transformation Through Imagination, an exhibition organized in 2012 by oconnorartLLC and the Superfund Art Project did just that. The current exhibition, Region4.1.0: Remediation, is a report card on the progress that hasRead more

Region4: Remediation

Artist-Naturalists in Florida: Then and Now

              Mallory has organized a new art exhibition to celebrate the re-opening of The Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center in Gainesville. The exhibit, “Artist-Naturalists in Florida: Then and Now,” includes the work of 22 contemporary Florida artists as well as prints by early artist-naturalists such as William Bartram and JohnRead more

John and Mallory Attend the Dedication of the Gary R. Libby Gallery at UF

Here we are with our friend Duncan Connelly. Great evening! Mallory and John were among hundreds of UF College of the Arts alumni, supporters and longtime friends of the college and of UF alumnus Gary R. Libby gathered at the School of Art + Art History on Sept. 18, 2015 for the dedication of theRead more

John’s interview on UF Loop E-newsletter

Take a look at an interview with John at UF College Of Arts.

Artist-Naturalists in Florida: Then and Now

A Wildlife Art Exhibition and Related Programs Oct. 30 – December 11, 2015 The Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center   The upcoming year will be a very exciting time for friends of John and William Bartram because 2015 is the 250th anniversary of their first visit to Georgia and Florida. In response to this anniversary,Read more

O’Connor Exhibition at the News-Journal Center, June-15 – September 2

The News-Journal Center is hosting a summer-long exhibit of paintings by Gainesville artist John A. O’Connor. A University of Florida faculty member for thirty-six years before his retirement in 2005, O’Connor has had thirty-six solo exhibitions of his work, has been included in over 200 group shows and is represented in public and private collectionsRead more

Chalkboard Series

History Repeats Itself in Chalkboard Series John O’Connor continues to work on his “Chalkboard Series” on the subject of history repeating itself. John’s most recent work in the series, “MD/WCW,” is based on the work of historic artist Marcel Duchamp. Another work “The Fountain” was recently shown in Quest for the Fountain of Youth aRead more

Artist’s Retrospective at Thrasher-Horne

John A. O’Connor’s Art Work Selected for the Florida Artist’s Retrospective at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts in Orange Park, Florida. John O’Connor is one of twenty-four Florida artists selected to participate in the Florida Artists Retrospective Exhibit that will be on display at the Lee Adams Florida Artists Gallery at the Thrasher-Horne CenterRead more

O’Connor’s Work included in American Art Collector

American Art Collector John O’Connor’s piece MD/WTW, has been published in the October edition of American Art Collector. American Art Collector is an annual fine art and crafts book published in October and sent to galleries, art consultants, and designers.

The Blackboard Variations

The Blackboard Variations, an exhibition of paintings by artist John A. O’Connor, on display at the News-Journal Center, Daytona Beach, Florida, June 15-September 2, 2015 The News-Journal Center hosted a summer-long exhibit of paintings by Gainesville artist John A. O’Connor. A University of Florida faculty member for thirty-six years before his retirement in 2005, O’Connor hasRead more

John O’Connor’s Paintings Featured in Red Dot Art Fair, Miami

Three paintings by Gainesville artist John O’Connor have been selected for inclusion in the Red Dot Art Fair in Miami, Florida. Red Dot is one of the art fairs held in conjunction with Art Basel, an art venue where leading international galleries show work from masters of Modern and contemporary art as well as piecesRead more

Partners in art & history

As they worked on an art exhibit commemorating the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s arrival in Florida, husband-and-wife team John and Mallory O’Connor have found their own fountain of youth of sorts: sharing their passion for art and art history with each other — and the public. After Mallory stepped down as a professorRead more

Quest for the Fountain of Youth and Florida’s History, Mythology and Art

A Traveling Version of the Exhibit Organized by oconnorartLLC For information contact: Mallory O’Connor, Exhibition Curator In 2013, Florida reached a significant milestone unlike any other in the history of the United States—the 500th anniversary of the time that began when Juan Ponce de León and his crew walked ashore on Florida’s east coast andRead more

Region4: Transformation Through Imagination

Region4: Transformation Through Imagination includes works by twenty artists that seek to transform the raw reality of the Cabot/Koppers Superfund site into images that suggest both the history of the problem and the possibilities for restoration and transformation. The artists used scientific data from the site to create their art works, often forming partnerships withRead more