John O'Connor was born in Westfield, MA and received an MFA and MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in 2000. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, was a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in Painting and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. He currently teaches drawing and painting at Sarah Lawrence College. In 2011 Mr. O’Connor had a solo exhibition at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn. He has also had recent solo exhibitions at Martin Asbaek Projects in Copenhagen and Fleisher Ollman Gallery, in Philadelphia. Mr. O’Connor’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Weatherspoon Museum, Southern Methodist University, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. He currently has a studio at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation.
The Princeton Atelier was endowed in 2009 through the generosity of a donor who has chosen to remain anonymous. The Atelier is additionally supported through The Newhouse Foundation, The Erik C. Blachford '89 Fund, The Schare-Pfaffenroth Endowment Fund, The Jordan Roth '97 Performance Fund and The Peter T. Joseph Foundation.