Michael O'Reilly

Artworks

Education

 

2015-2017

Royal Opera House Scenic Art Apprentice

 

2010 – 2013

Royal Academy Schools, Fine Art Postgraduate Diploma

 

2007 – 2010

Wimbledon College of Art Fine Art Painting BA First Class Honours

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2015

Solero’ End of Residency show, Sevenoaks School, Kent

 

‘Saltwater’, Cabin Gallery, London

 

2014

‘Rover’, HSBC Headquarters, London

 

Aftersun, The Space, Sevenoaks School, Kent

 

2010

Hans Brinker Returning Winners Solo Show, Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2016

Member, Artslav, London

‘Helical Swirl’, Studio 180, London

‘Gradation, Art First Projects, London

‘Hospital Rooms’, Griffin Gallery, London

Denton’s Art Prize, London

2015

‘Islands of the Blest’, Strand Gallery, London

 

2014

Neo Print Prize, Neo:Gallery, Bolton

Have we met before? John Martin Gallery, London

A Virtual Topography, Husk Gallery, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Artworks open, Barbican Arts Trust, London

 

2013

The Catlin Guide 2014 Launch, New Artists in the U.K, London

Postgraduate Printmaking in London, Clifford Chance, London

Fantasy Landscape, HSBC Headquarters, Canary Wharf, London

Corporate Group show, J.M Finn and Co. Culford, East Anglia

HELP: Hollow Earth London Painters, SIX Space, Bournemouth

Royal Academy Schools Show, London

Corporate Group show, J.M Finn and Co. London

Form From Form, Matthews Yard, London

 

2012

Royal Academy Summer Show, London

‘Premiums’, Royal Academy Schools Interim show, Burlington Gardens, London

Imaginaries of a Mysterious World, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

-Generation Ten, New Young British Artists in association with Candlestar and Hyatt Regency, The Churchill Hotel, London

 

2009

Hans Brinker Budget Trophy Exhibition, Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam

Abstract Landscape, Wimbledon, London

 

 2008

Group Show, Deutsche Bank, London

 

Awards and prizes

 

2013

Royal Academy Keepers Print Prize

 

2012

Edna Rose Weiss Award for figurative painting

 

2009

Hans Brinker Budget Trophy Award

Prunella Clough Prize, Shortlisted Nominee

 

Publications

 

2016

‘Review’ IB Magazine Volume 2, February 2016, ‘Star Trek and the sublime’, written article

 

2014

The Catlin Guide, New Artists in the U.K

 

2011/2012

Collaborative Project, Cini Foundation, Venice/Royal Academy Schools, London

 

2010

Milton Keynes Fringe Painting Prize, Catalogue

 

Teaching

 

2016

Theatrecraft careers day, Royal Opera House Apprenticeships awareness, London

Opportunity Thurrock, Careers day, Royal Opera House Apprenticeships awareness, Tilbury

Scenic Art workshops for ages 10-14, Southend on Sea

Painting and scenic art techniques for 'Phoenix Unit' service users , Springfield Hospital, Tooting

Careers fair, discussions with sixth form students on artistic careers, Sevenoaks School, Kent

 

2015

‘The Big Draw’ scenic drawing workshop for adults and children based on the Nutcracker Ballet, The Backstage Centre, Thurrock

Artist Talk, Wimbledon College of Art, London

 

2014

Teaching artistic processes, life drawing and art history to secondary school students and exchange students in a classroom setting. (Full time employment as artist in residence at Sevenoaks School, Kent, 2013-2015)

 

2013

Leicester De Montford University-Artist Talk and tutorials

Cleveland College of Art and Design (ongoing visits)

Hampstead School (Drawing, painting and material workshops)

 

 

2012

Wimbledon College of Art-Postgraduate study talk and tutorials

Hampstead School-Artist Talk

David Hockney ‘A Bigger Picture’ I-pad family workshop, Royal Academy of Art, London

 

2011

St James Barnet School-Artist talk and questions

Degas and the Ballet ‘Picturing Movement’ Life drawing workshop for children, Royal Academy of Art, London

 

Judging Panels

 

2013

Selection panel for A-Level R.A Summer Exhibition Award

 

2012

Selection panel for Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year Award

 

 

Residencies

 

2013-2015

Sevenoaks School, Kent

 

2010

Hans Brinker Returning Winners Residency, Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam