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 two 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 allowed his sculptures to become much loved parts of the local landscape, particularly in Ireland, with prominent sculptures standing outside the 3 Arena, Adare Manor, Burlington Road & Sandycove in Dublin. However, his work can be found all over the world including Paris and Cape Town. 

O’Reilly is represented by many major galleries including the Mayor Gallery in London, Gallery Vallois in Paris, and Friedman Gallery on Maddison Avenue in New York. In addition, he has exhibited at prestigious international art fairs including Tefaf in Maastricht, At Basel & Art Miami.

O’Reilly now lives and works between studios in Dublin, Venice, Madrid and the Auvergne.