3.15 – 4.30, 2021
An online exhibition experience curated by Sergio Gomez exploring many aspects of the isolation and confinement we have all experienced since 2020.
The exhibition is sponsored by @artnxtlevel and @artplacer.app
my work titled Love Letter to Humanity 2 has been selected for participation in the show
Birthday Party with Red-winged Black Bird Symphony, Robin Solo, 22×30″ by ©Kathleen O’Brien
Atlas of the Year:
Sojourner Maps to Being in the Right Place at the Right Time
February 20 – April 17, 2019
251 West Second St.
Lexington, KY, 40507
An installation of twenty-four artworks depicting the cosmic year as a four-season, four-direction, cross-cultural celebration. It explores the ability of art to encompass this global entwining of time and space, which once understood, allows us to energetically be in the right place at the right time.
February 2017 – December 2018
This Kentucky Arts Council sponsored show will travel to 12 libraries around Kentucky.
May 18 – July 8, 2018
141 East Main Street,
Lexington, KY 40507
Curated by Becky Neal Ochenkoski (tribeca trunk)
This show speaks to the other side of BLUE. The Blue that makes you feel fabulous, gives you energy and calmness; all at the same time. This show is all about the beauty that Blue gives to each of us everyday!
Orange Bellied Parrot and Rainbow Parrot details of panels, 20×16″ each by ©Kathleen O’Brien
“Messages, page 6″, altered book by Kathleen O’Brien, 9×7”
225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History
March 25 – Sept. 30, 2017
200 Artisan Way
The preservation of Kentucky stories, places and traditions has shaped its culture today. This exhibit includes over 60 works by 51 Kentucky artists who have recorded and celebrated numerous facets of Kentucky’s rich 225-year history. These works capture the essence of Kentucky – including its places, people, events, commerce, agriculture and the state’s unique flora and fauna. Accompanied by written stories and histories in each artist’s words, this exhibit entices the viewer visually and verbally.
500 W. Short Street
We’ve done this show before but not like this! Imagine 60 plus artists, over 120 paintings, any subject matter, all 12×12 and you have GRIDWORKS REVISITED!
“Let Us Do Our Best Even If It Gets Us Nowhere”, watercolor, drawing, collage by Kathleen O’Brien, 22×30″ at Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, Community Arts Center”
HORIZON – Contemporary Landscape 2016
exhibit designed to test the limits of what we think of when we hear the word “landscape,” blurring the lines between the traditional and experimental
9.1 – 11.11, 2016
Community Art Center
401 W. Main St. Danville, KY 40422
Juror, Isaac Powell, Professor at Eastern Kentucky University, chose 40 works out of over 230 submitted works from 21 states and Canada.
addressing our ongoing, symbiotic relationship with plants
7.12 – 8.20, 2016
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery
903 Manchester Street, Lexington KY 40508
Artists from 28 states submitted over 285 artworks of botanical interpretations in a variety of mediums. This year’s juror Stuart Horodner, Director of the University of Kentucky Art Museum, selected 30 artworks to be in the exhibit. In making his selections he “tried for some diversity of approach and simply responded to things that had a solid skillful or conceptual approach, favoring things that went a bit further than simplest of ideas.”