Patrick O’Reilly is a highly acclaimed Irish artist who studied at the Belfast School of Art. He currently lives between various studios in Dublin, Auvergne and Long Island City. He produces bronze work and installation works that are monumental in scale and extremely ambitious. He often references the animal kingdom to express his fears and sentiments about life.
O’Reilly has exhibited throughout Europe and is represented by leading galleries in London (The Mayor Gallery), Paris (Galerie Vallois), Brussels, Holland, Vienna and Germany. He regularly exhibits in Galerie Vallois, Madison Avenue, New York. His one-man show at the Hugh Lane Gallery was highly critically acclaimed.
O’Reilly was involved in a unique large-scale exhibition at Palais Royale in Paris entitled “L’homme qui Marche”, and his pieces are included in many important international collections worldwide, including the permanent collections of the Hugh Lane and in the Greek Museum in Athens. He has worked and collaborated in two large theatrical productions with Macnas of Galway which were presented in the Olympia Theatre.
O’Reilly is a sculptor of his time, his work contemporary in nature. He is profoundly and personally involved in each individual stage of the creation of each exceptional piece. He is a deeply committed artist.