Patrick O'Reilly


Patrick O’Reilly (b. 1957 Kilkenny, Ireland) is a highly acclaimed Irish artist who studied at the Belfast School of Art. He has since achieved international fame for his innovative and dynamic visual works, having exhibited throughout Ireland & internationally for over three decades.

His work is included in many international museums and important private collections, and in 1996 he was given a solo exhibition in the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery in Dublin. O’Reilly has also won many awards including the RHA sculpture prize.

O’Reilly’s works are not only philosophical expressions of thoughts and experiences, but they also reflect his feelings, emotions, and personality. Monumental large-scale public commissions have also allowed his sculptures to become much-loved parts of the local landscape, particularly in Ireland.

O’Reilly has had numerous solo exhibitions in major galleries including the Hugh Lane in Dublin, Mayor Gallery in London, Gallery Vallois in Paris, Friedman Gallery on Maddison Avenue in New York and Oliver Sears in Dublin. 

He is now represented by Gormleys and lives and works between his studios in Dublin and Venice.