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Oran O'Reilly

Senior Lecturer
Fine Art

Oran O'Reilly

Oran O’Reilly was born in Stockport. He graduated from the Royal College of Art printmaking department in 2001 and has since held the position of Print Fellow at both the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. He currently lives in London.

His work is concerned with the boundaries between the real and the imagined, attempting to deal with conflicts - both in its use of materials and visual references, and also in understanding the physical and digital territories that are being defined around us. The work utilizes the computer, drawing and printmaking processes, moving between modes of representation that may be of a temporary nature or that combine various elements of production.

Recent exhibitions include: Paper Geographies, Central Library, Manchester (2020) Hostile Environment, ASC Gallery, London (2019) Haugusend International Print Festival, Norway (2019) His work has also been exhibited in Krakow, Oldenburg, Vienna, New York and SanFranciso.



Michalski, M., Tecklenberg, P., Livanis, D., Ajerman, M., Napier, L., Rochford, M., 2019. 40 Celcius, Croydon Art House, 16/11/2019.

Willats, S., Shrigley, D., Ortiz, D., Sherry, D., Gibney, A., Beech, A., Busch, B., Kelly, F., Trakilovic, M., Fahimi, S., 2017. The Dispersed Gallery, Middlesbrough Art Weekender, Middlesbrough Gallery of Contemporary Art, 19/5/2017.

Bennington, M., Bouguerch, S., Causic, M., Chance, V., Daskalov, R., Dowd, D., Dzhurayeva, O., Francis, N., Ratcliffe, A., Kumar, N., 2016. Neo Print Prize, Neo Gallery, Bolton, 25/8/2016.

O'Reilly, O., 2013. Impressit:The Art of Printmaking, Harris Museum, Preston.

O'Reilly, O., 2013. Pushing Print 2013, Pie Factory/Margate Gallery, Margate, 5th - 20th October 2013.

O'Reilly, O., 2012. International Print Triennial, Bunkier Stuzki Gallery, Krakow.

O'Reilly, O., 2012. Pushing Print, Margate Gallery/Pie Factory, Margate.

O'Reilly, O., 2011. Bite, Mall Galleries, London.

O'Reilly, O., 2010. Drawing Without Borders, Horst Janssen Museum, Oldenburg.

O'Reilly, O., 2010. The Moment of Privacy has Passed, Usher Gallery, Lincoln.

O'Reilly, O., 2010. ‘Multiple Matters’, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna.

O'Reilly, O., 2009. International Print Triennial, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Krakow.

O'Reilly, O., 2009. Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art.

O'Reilly, O., 2008. 'Drawn Together', Greestone Gallery, Lincoln.

O'Reilly, O., 2008. ‘Ten’, Toumey-Tourell Gallery, San-Francisco.

O'Reilly, O., 2006. 'News From Nowhere', William Morris Gallery, London.

O'Reilly, O., 2006. Cobbled Clobber, Royal Academy of Arts.

O'Reilly, O., 2005. 'Pork Barrel', Keith Talent Gallery, London.

O'Reilly, O., 2005. 'This Show is Ribbed for Her Pleasure', Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York.

O'Reilly, O., 2004. 'Marriage as Menace', Keith Talent Gallery, London.

O'Reilly, O., 2004. 'Self Storage', Royal Academy of Arts, London.

O'Reilly, O., 2004. 'Tube Way Army', Saab Rooms, Piccadilly, London.

O'Reilly, O., 2003. '14x14', Century Gallery, London.

O'Reilly, O., 2003. 'Bad Touch', Keith Talent Gallery, London.

O'Reilly, O., 2003. 'London Underground', Toomey Tourell Gallery, San Francisco.

O'Reilly, O., 2003. 'Over 18', Apart Gallery, London.

O'Reilly, O., 2003. 'Prints', The Arts Institute, Poole.

O'Reilly, O., 2002. 'Man From the South', Keith Talent Gallery, London.

O'Reilly, O., 2002. 'Vernacular Inscription', Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary.


O'Reilly, O., 2019. 'Constellation of a brittle crisis'.

O'Reilly, O., 2019. 'Fossils & Satellites'.

O'Reilly, O., 2019. 'Fossils and Satellites'.

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O'Reilly, O., 2019. 'Hostile Environment', ASC Gallery, London.

O'Reilly, O., 2018. 'Fragments'.


O'Reilly, O., 2017. 'Drifters'.

O'Reilly, O., 2016. 'Depositions', Acrylic on Perspex, London.

O'Reilly, O., 2016. 'Depositions'.

O'Reilly, O., 2015. 'The Living Body (Glitch series)', Silkscreen Prints with Graphite and Metal Powders, ROC, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, 2016 (upcoming).