Justin Liam O’Brien, b. 1991, Flushing, NY

Lives in Brooklyn, NY




2013-2016 - BFA Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2010-2013 - AS Visual Arts, SUNY Suffolk, Selden, NY

Solo, Two and Three Person Exhibitions

11/2018 - “Rose-tinted” Justin Liam O’Brien and Celeste Rapone, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

03/2019 - “Fresh Fruit” Curated by Benjamin Tischer/Invisible Exports, SITUATIONS, LES, NY

11/2018 - “Flat File 2018” Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY

09/2018 - “Leaving a Mark” Curated by Martin Dull, M. David Studio, Brooklyn, NY

09/2018 - “The Unspeakable” Curated by Peter Clough, Re: Art Show, Brooklyn, NY

09/2018 - “Big Link” Curated by Kate Mothes/yngspc, Standard Projects, Hortonville, WI

08/2018 - “Summer Heat” Curated by Caroline Larsen, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY

07/2018 - “Flowers and Monsters” Curated by Meer Musa, BFP Temporary Storage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

06/2018 - “On Site” Curated by Jacqueline Ferrante and Jen Nista, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

06/2018 - “RE: 21, This Is Not Here” Curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell, Re: Art Show, Brooklyn, NY

04/2018 - “Passion Fruit” Curated by Colin Radcliffe, BFP Temporary Storage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

02/2018 - “fears collapse inside” Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Corridor, Front Street Warehouse, Dayton, OH

12/2017 - “Gays Against Guns Benefit Auction” Curated by Patrick McNabb, Re: Art Show, Brooklyn, NY

11/2017 - "TEN x TEN" Curated by Kate Mothes/yngspc, Online

10/2017 - “AbstrAction” Fall National Juried Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

06/2017 - “Digital Arts Residency Showcase” Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

05/2017 - “Not A Thing” Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

04/2014 - Pratt Sophomore Juried Student Show, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY

05/2012 - S.W.O.G Independent Student Art Show, Suffolk County Community College, NY

04/2012 - Flecker Gallery 2012 Annual Juried Student Art Show, SCCC, Selden, NY

04/2011 - Flecker Gallery 2011 Annual Juried Student Art Show, SCCC, Selden, NY


John Martin Tilley “Mad Fresh” Office Magazine, 31 Mar 2019 http://officemagazine.net/mad-fresh

Sasha Bogojev “Intimate Bedroom Scenes: An Interview with Justin Liam O’Brien” Juxtapoz Magazine, 25 Mar 2019


Efrem Zelony-Mindell “What a Feeling: Justin Liam O’Brien at Monya Rowe Gallery” Filthy Dreams, 27 Dec 2018


Chris Stewart “Art: Rose Tinted - Justin Liam O’Brien & Celeste Rapone” Gayletter, Dec 2018


Paddy Johnson “Justin Liam O’Brien & Celeste Rapone: Rose Tinted” What Should We Do, Dec 2018


Artist Talks/Panels

07/2018 - Identity #6 (speaker), NYC Creative Salon; Brooklyn, NY


01/2018 - 12/2018 - Trestle Art Space Residency, Sunset Park, NY

Awards & Honors

2015 - Pratt Presidential Merit-Based Scholarship, Pratt Grant

2014 - Pratt Presidential Merit-Based Scholarship, Pratt Grant, Atkinson Memorial Fund

2012 - Lawrence Foundation Scholarship

2011 - B&M Art Supply Scholarship