John O' Connor


John O’Connor was educated at the Crawford school of Art and the University of Ulster where he received an M.Phil in Photography. He has a wide range of teaching experience in Drawing, Sculpture and Photography. He has exhibited sculpture both Nationally and Internationally, and  recently had a very successful show  at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha , Qatar in September . He is better known however for his Public Art work, and has been awarded 30 major commissions since 2000. These include works  in Waterford, Laois, Westmeath, Kildare, Limerick, Clare, Longford, Dublin, Tipperary, Carlow, Mayo, Leitrim, Wicklow and two in Northern Ireland. Some of these commissions were community based  projects involving schools and community groups. Since 2004 ,John has been a member of the board of Waterford Healing Arts trust at Waterford Regional Hospital.