Shaun O'Connor

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Artwork
untitled (freedom or death) mountboard, cardboard, thermal adhesive, lacquer and spray enamel 2005
Untitled (Unfinished Prayer) graphite on watercolor paper 2010
The politics of space found objects and resin 1 of 2 objects multiple of 5 2008
The politics of space found objects and resin 1 of 2 objects multiple of 5 2008
Untitled (Call Me) mountboard, cardboard, thermal adhesive, lacquer and spray enamel 2011
Shaun
O'Connor
Artist's Statement

My process driven studio practice is an investigation of public and private space, inscription and image construction.
I utilise a range of media and materials to craft objects and images that carefully consider notions of gesture, mark-making, pop culture and the minutia of everyday life.

In 2011 this output has seen the ongoing production of large scale sculptural pieces based on found inscriptions and symbols. These hand made objects painstakingly combine found gestures with commonplace materials whilst quietly contemplating the origin and poetic qualities of the mark itself. My work posits astute reflections on the mark making habits of people and the minor histories of the various city environs in which I have lived and worked in to date.

Bio/Resume

www.shaunoconnor.net
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2011 youse Dianne Tanzer Gallery Melbourne
2009 New Thread Dianne Tanzer Gallery Melbourne
2009 Viddy Grantpirrie Sydney
2006 place position Dianne Tanzer Gallery Melbourne
2005 Shaun O’Connor Kings Artist Run Initiative Melbourne

Selected Group Shows
2011 RAiR - Art Rotterdam The Netherlands
2010 Blake Prize Director's Cut Exhibition online
2009 Nothing Out of the Ordinary Nellie Castan & Dianne Tanzer Melbourne
2008 Neo Goth University of Queensland Art Museum

Selected Achievements
2011 Australia Council Studio Residency Cité Internationale des Arts Paris
2010 Curator The Stoke - A History of Brisbane Skateboarding Museum of Brisbane
2003 Artist in Residence Stichting Kunst and Complex Rotterdam, The Netherlands