Kevin O'Connor has been a professional artist for over forty
years with interests that include graphic design, exhibition design, painting,
sculpture performance art, music and drama. He has exhibited regularly in the UK and abroad.
Artistic education began at Wolverhampton College of Art,
studying Graphic Design to National Diploma level (1961-4) on leaving college
employed as exhibition designer and design consultant with a firm of architects
under contract to the Ministry of Defence.
In 1966 became a full time lecturer at Portsmouth College of
Art and Design teaching Foundation Course students. During this period moved
into fine art practicing as a painter and exhibited widely in the UK and USA. 1972/3
Exchange Lectureship with Hope
College, Holland Michigan
USA. 1976/7 studied
art education at the University
of Sussex awarded Masters
Degree in Curriculum Studies.
1981. Moved to London becoming involved in community-based
arts in the voluntary sector. Founded Brixton Art
Gallery, Brixton Artists
Collective and the Brixton Festival between 1981/4 with a small collective of
artists. Work during this period included performance art, and experimental
sculpture focused on political issues.
1986 Set up home in a derelict barn in the Northern Lakes
with partner Ruth Charlton.
Kevin O’ Connor has exhibited in the USA, Canada, Belgium, South Korea and