July 15th, 2017

Documentor

Muchas gracias to the peeps at Documentor for profiling my 2016 solo exhibition on their site.

Documentor is an artzine which proposes a platform of editorial reviews and news, and conduit for connection between emerging and established artists and an online art audience, via a pictorial magazine format.

ATM Machine installation view at Five Walls Projects presented by Blackartsprojects Melbourne 2016.

May 12th, 2017

Harrison Street Bushwick mural

Mural project is now installed… It’s showing for a couple of months so if you’re in the neighbourhood swing by and take a look.
L train by the Jefferson stop. (map link below)

Thanks to Brooklyn Brush Studios for the opportunity and support and thanks to all that have come to the neighbourhood to view the project. peace.

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untitled enamel and acrylic on plywood 2017 Brooklyn, NY

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May 1st, 2017

Harrison Street Bushwick mural

Long time no update but I’m busy in the studio right now working on a mural for Brooklyn Brush Studios on Harrison Street in Bushwick. More details soon…
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October 1st, 2016

South X South Lawn

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I’m excited to announce a new Virtual Reality project I’ve been working on at MTV.
The immersive VR work is a meditation on children’s lives that are tragically lost to gun violence everyday in the United States.

The untitled work is being shown at The Whitehouse in Washington DC on October 3 as part of the South X South Lawn Festival of Art, Ideas and Action. I am honored to be given the opportunity to take part in this incredible event.

I created the work utilizing Tiltbrush virtual reality software as part of MTV’s OPEN YOUR EYES project.
For more information check out;

art.electthis.com

Everytown.org

WH.gov/SXSL

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#mtv #mtvopenyoureyes #sxsl #thewhitehouse #everytownforgunsafety #tiltbrush #shaunoconnordotnet #shaunoconnorstudio @mtv @whitehouse @barackobama @michelleobama


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September 12th, 2016

Endings & Beginnings

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I’m taking part in this group show that opens this Friday night. If you’re in the neighborhood drop by and say hello.
#brooklynbrushstudios #shaunoconnorstudio #shaunoconnordotnet #Brooklyn
Endings & Beginnings

Opens Friday September 16 7-9pm
Show continues until October 21
Brooklyn Brush
203 Harrison Place
Brooklyn NY
11237
Espartaco Albornoz
Daniela Gomez
Shaun O’Connor
Mariana Soares
Seldon Yuan

June 20th, 2016

ATM Machine Footscray Melbourne

Thank you to all who came out for the opening of my new solo show at Five Walls Projects in Footscray, Melbourne.
If you missed the opening and happen to be in Melbourne the show is up until the 25th June.

You can also download the catalog here.

Special thanks to Blackartsprojects and Five Walls Projects.
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ATM Machine installation view

June 10th, 2016

FROM the VAULT

FROM the VAULT Magazine in Australia featured my work from my ATM Machine show. Big up!
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May 31st, 2016

ATM Machine / Blackartsprojects

I’m pleased to announce my upcoming solo show, ATM Machine presented by Blackartsprojects at Five Walls in Footscray, Melbourne. I’ll be showing a selection of new paintings that I’ve been working on for the past year or two in my Bushwick, Brooklyn studio. Exhibition catalog with an introduction by Australian painter Miles Hall is available now to view here.
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untitled Enamel on corrugated plastic mounted on plywood 2016


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April 30th, 2016

New Brooklyn studio

I’ve been busy fitting out my new studio space and preparing for my upcoming show with Blackartprojects and Five Walls in Melbourne. More details soon…
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Bushwick studio ii

February 9th, 2016

MoMA

In late 2013 Lele Severi, founder of 8-Ball Zine Fair installed and curated The Newsstand in an actual defunct newsstand inside the Lorimer Street/Metropolitan Avenue subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Newsstand was a re-imagining of the traditional newsstand format stocked with independent zines, prints and records, becoming a platform for creativity and exposure. The Newsstand‘s closing day was January 25 2014.

A year and a half later, MoMA opened the 2015 installment of its annual New Photography exhibition titled Ocean of Images. The exhibition features the work of nineteen international photographers, including work by New York based Italian, Lele Severi, with the installation of Newsstand. This installation is a re-staging of the original underground project space.

There are a whole lot of projects taking place at the Newsstand over the upcoming months. Check out the MoMA site for details.

My untitled BBoy print that was on view in the original Lorimer Street Newsstand is now part of the 2015/16 MoMA installation. You can check out my original post here or visit my webstore to purchase an edition of the print.

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December 7th, 2015

China Heights Sydney

In December I’m showing some new work on paper with the good people at China Heights Gallery. If you happen to be in Sydney drop by the gallery and take a look…
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December 2nd, 2015

Calico Greenpoint

This Friday Calico’s annual Cornucopia show opens. I’ll be showing some sculpture alongside a great group of artists.
Affordable works all $300 and under. holla! www.calicobrooklyn.com
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September 17th, 2015

QUT Art Museum

I’m really excited that my work was included in this group showing at QUT Art Mueseum in Brisbane and that the museum ran with my work for the title image. The show examines the multitude of ways in which this particular group of artists utilize text in their work.
For more information on the show check out QUT Art Museum or better still check out the exhibition in person. Muchas gracias.
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TEXT
12 SEP TO 8 NOV
QUT Art Museum
2 George Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Australia
(07) 3138 5370

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September 11th, 2015

DECONSTRUCT THE POLICE STATE

Tonite I’m taking part in a group show curated by my friend Joe Egan. If anyone actually reads this I apologize for last minute post.. Should be interesting. D.T.P.S.
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August 10th, 2015

MORBID DEATH KID

Shoutout to Cat_Knuckle for the book trade… Issue #1 of Megazine Morbid Death Kid just landed in my mailbox. Thanks!

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August 5th, 2015

VAULT MAGAZINE

This month my work has been featured in the stockroom section of Australian arts publication Vault – New Art & Culture Magazine.
Thanks to Blackarts.
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July 23rd, 2015

ART SF Blog

ART SF Blog is now stocking my books. Muchas gracias.
They showcase a broad range of interesting contemporary art and their webstore stocks some great stuff too..
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July 5th, 2015

The Black Arts

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((((THE BLACK ARTS))))

Wednesday July 15, 7-10pm. Outlaw Arts, 44 Bowery, Manhattan, NYC.

Curated by ekg TAS.
Art exhibited by: Cash4. CarnageNYC. Darkclouds. Darkypoop. Droid “The Boring Kid” 907. Isabel LaSala. Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter. Micah Lindenberger. magthree. Ashley Maximillian TAS. Noxer DOD. THE ABSTRACT NTEL. Shaun O’Connor. Poesia. Roycer. Gabriel J. Shuldiner. Skewville. Adam Void. Jefferson Wells TAS. Jhon Coley Wright.

This is the first in a series of broadcast graphics and an animation for #theblackartsvol1, which is a group exhibition of art that is based in the color black and other conceptual iterations on that theme. Unlike the typical “white cube” gallery, the Outlaw Arts space will be transformed into a black cube holodeck, lit only by yellowish vintage-filament lightbulbs, creating a ceremonial atmosphere of Black Matter concoction, aesthetic mutations, and renegade transmissions.

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June 17th, 2015

Handsignpainters

Signpainting with Jon Bocksel of Handsignpainters in Long Island City by the 59th St Bridge.

Story goes that the original sign had been in place since the sixties and maintained by a father and son duo of signpainters. The original sign was recently tagged and then accidentally painted out by a contractor via a miscommunication.

The new sign represents a reconstructed and slightly updated version of the original. The project was Jon’s largest sign commission to date and a worthy feat of logistics and planning. It took two and a half days to load and construct the three thousand pounds of scaffolding and two and a half (long) days of painting dodging bouts of heavy rain and scorching New York City heat.

*note: The new sign still bears the old NYC phone # and area code.

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June 5th, 2015

BOS15

This weekend is the annual Bushwick Open Studios.

Drop by if you’re in the neighborhood, I’ll be showing a selection of sculpture, paintings and works on paper. I’ll also be selling some books. Come on down and we’ll shoot the breeze.

Sat 6th June 12-4pm. Sun 7th June 12-4pm
347 Troutman St #302 (between Wyckoff & Irving)
L train Jefferson stop.
♠️ #BOS15 #Bushwickopenstudios
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