John O'Brien

Integrated Studies


Born into a military family in Sagamihara, Japan, John David O’Brien was raised in many cities in the USA, with a significant portion of his life spent in Italy. With degrees in studio art an (MFA) from the University of Southern California, an (AA.BB.) degree from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, a (Magistero) degree from the Istituto Statale D’Arte di Urbino, Urbino and was qualified as a Master Printer by the Calcografia Nazionale (National Etching Institute) in Rome, Italy, he creates new and site specific artwork for gallery/project exhibitions which he has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, Rome and New York among other locations, in venues ranging from commercial galleries to artist-run spaces, and non-profit institutions. He has been awarded numerous public art commissions and was the recipient of a California Community Foundation Artist Fellowship, a City of Los Angeles Artist Grant and a Fulbright Research Grant.