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 & in 1996 he had a solo exhibition in the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery in Dublin. His has also won many awards including the RHA sculpture prize.
O’Reilly’s works are not only philosophical expressions of thoughts and experiences but 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, Dublin. However, his work can be found all over the world including, a Strolling Bear in Paris and a bear wearing a tutu in Cape Town (Castle of Goodhope, 2004).
O’Reilly is represented by many major galleries including the Mayor Gallery, London, Gallery Vallois in Paris and Friedman Gallery on Maddison Avenue, 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.
2021 Kintsugi, Gormleys Fine Art
2020 Mayfair Sculpture Trail, Gormleys Fine Art & Mayor Gallery
2020 London Art Fair with Gormleys Fine Art
2019 Art in the Garden, Gormleys Fine Art
2018 In Search of Lost Time Gallery Vallois, Paris
2016 Solo Exhibition, Galerie Vallois, Paris
2014 Prelude, Galway International Arts Festival
2013 New Works in Bronze, Friedman & Vallois, New York
2013 The Consideration of the Planets, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2011 Pillars of Society, Gallerie Vallois, Paris
2010 Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2010 The Drunkeness of Things Being Various, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2012 Large Scale Installation, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
2009 RHA Sculpture Prize-winner
2009 Distant Memory, Le Café Francais, Brussels
2008 Sculptures, Gallerie Vallois, Paris
2007 New Work, Hotel Tastellet, Marseilles
2007 New Work, Mullan Gallery, Belfast
2006 Bears and Candies, Gallerie Vallois, Paris
2004 In Search of Lost Rhyme, The Mayor Gallery, London
2002 Come With Me, Gallerie Het Ceyne Huys, The Hague
2000 Object – Installation, Gallerie Kyra Maralt, Berlin
1999 Nouveau Baroque, Gallerie Piltzer, Paris
1999 L’home qui Marche, Pallais Royal, Jardin de Louvre, Paris