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Michael James O'Brien 

Received BFA English Literature & Political Science, Kenyon College, 1969

 

Durham University, UK non-degree, 1967-68

 

BFA, MFA Photography Yale University, 1972

Studies with Walker Evans

 

Associate Professor (Photography) Kenyon College, 1973-1975;

Master class seminar, New School for Social Research, NYC, 1981

 

Publications:

The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, GQ US,

GQ UK, The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Vogue UK, L’Uomo Vogue, Interview,

Elle Décor, Departures, Travel + Leisure, CN Traveler UK,

Io Donna, Donna, Financial Times, Intelligent Life, Zoo,

Sang Bleu, The Guardian, Frieze, Eyemazing

 

Commercial Commissions:

Polo Ralph Lauren, Illy Caffe,

Penhaligon’s London, L’Artisan Parfumeur, Saks Fifth Avenue, Longchamps, Thierry Mugler, Piazza Sempione,Malo, TBWA, Ararat Cognac, Nautica, Bergdorf Goodman

 

 

Matthew Barney:

All still photography for Drawing Restraint 7, Cremaster 1,2,4,5. 1993-2003. This work has been shown at the Musee Moderne, Paris, 2002,Guggenheim NY, 2003 & throughout the world.

 

 

An accomplished & published poet O’Brien is editor- at-large of the print & online poetry magazine Verbal Abuse since 1993. He has read his work at Jackie 60, The Nuyorican, Bowery Poetry, Cabaret Magique,

The Groucho Club London, Society Club London.

 

Chez EsSaada: He was an owner of the restaurant /

Bar in NYC from 1997-2003.

 

Girlfriend; Men, Women & Drag; Photographs with text

by Holly Brubach was published by Random House in 2000.

 

Creative Director, Designers Against Aids, 2010;

Co-editor, Designers Against Aids; the First Decade,

Published by Ludion Press 2010

 

2006-present:

Contributing Editor, Departures Magazine

 

Solo photography exhibitions:

Exit Art, Assembling Gender, New York, 1994;

Galerie 213, Paris, 2004 & 2005;

Hermes, New York, 2006;

Joyce Gallery, Beijing, 2012;

Municipality of Istanbul, June 2013; Joyce Gallery, Hong Kong, September-November 2013;

Municipality of Istanbul, August 2014

 

Group exhibitions:

Noovo, Santiago de Compostello, 2007; Artphotoexpo, Art Miami/Basel curated by

Marion de Beaupre, 2007;

Indian Caps, Antwerp, 2010;

Galerie Emilie Dujat, Brussels, 2012, 2013

Holden Luntz, Palm Beach, Ongoing

 

Permanent Collections:

National Portrait Gallery, London;

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA;

Joyce Holdings, Beijing

 

 

www.michaeljamesobrien.com