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EDUCATION

2003 - MFA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1992 - BFA, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
1991 - Central Saint Martins College of Art, London, UK

EXHIBITIONS

2022
Keiko Narahashi & Erin O’Brien, 106 Green, New York, NY

2021
Odd Couple, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
Solo Rooms, Brooke Molinaroli/BAM Art Advisory, Larchmont, NY
Summer Show, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
Secret Garden, curated by David Cohen, Equity Gallery, New York, NY
Unfurled, curated by David Cohen, 1 GAP Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2020
Transatlantico, curated by Edoardo Monti, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

2019
Pazzo Palazzo, curated by Edoardo Monti, Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy
Rulers, organized by Sue Havens and Jason Lazarus, Coco Hunday, Tampa, FL

2016
Machines of Paint and Other Materials, curated by Jennifer Riley, 72 Front St., Brooklyn, NY

2015
39X17, curated by Elise Gardella, La Mama Galleria, New York, NY

2014
Flat File: Year Two, Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York, Brooklyn, NY
Roving Room, curated by Kelly Kaczynski and Cori Williams, Habersham Mills, Demorest, GA

2011
Mouthing (The Sentient Limb), curated by Kelly Kaczynski, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Flip File, Regina Rex, Queens, NY

2002
Sally Moore and Erin O'Brien, Green Street Gallery, Boston, MA
UBS, Bard College, Red Hook, NY
Making a Mark, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
Boston Drawing Project, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

2000
Erin O’Brien, Lincoln Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA (solo)

1999
Juried Exhibition, Green Street Gallery, Boston, MA
The Ridiculous Sublime, FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA
The Lay of the Land, curated by Joy Feasley, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Holiday, Perrin Gallery, Brookline, MA

1994
New Art 94, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

RESIDENCIES, LECTURES, AWARDS

2021 - Lecture - Two Coats of Paint, Ask a Painter, Clubhouse, July 12
2018 - Residency - Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy
2018 - Residency - Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown, RI
2016 - Residency - Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT
2016 - Lecture - Presenting at 17, curated by Elise Gardella, New York, NY, April 17
2014 - Lecture - Artist Lecture Series, curated by Chris Schade, Brooklyn, NY, October 19
2009 - Residency - Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY
2006 - Residency - Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
1992 - Award - Honors in Painting, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019 - Art Maze Magazine, Issue 11, Editorial Selection
2018 - Maake Magazine, Issue 6, curated by Holly Coulis
2016 - Sharon Butler, Installation View: Machines of Paint, Two Coats of Paint, 16 October
2012 - Sixth Finch, Winter Issue
2011 - Zach Keeting and Chris Joy, video interview with Erin O’Brien, Gorky’s Granddaughter, 23 May
2011 - Randall Miller, From Chicago: Mouthing (The Sentient Limb), Art Practical, 4 August
2011 - Amelia Ishmael, Bodily Experience, ArtSlant Chicago, 2 August
2002 - Cate McQuaid, Galleries,The Boston Globe, 11 October
2002 - Cate McQuaid, Critic's Pick,The Boston Globe, 13 September