Guggenheim Fellowship

John O'Connor
Pazo Fine Art is beyond excited to congratulate John O'Connor for being awarded the 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for mid-career individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts and exhibit great promise for their future endeavors. Fellowships are awarded through an annual competition open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada. The Foundation receives approximately 3,000 applications each year. Approximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year.

John J. O'Connor was born in Westfield, MA, and received an MFA in painting and an MS in Art History and Criticism from Pratt Institute in 2000. He attended The MacDowell Colony, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Vermont Studio Center, the Celia & Wally Gilbert Artist-in-Residence Program, and was a recipient of 2 New York Foundation for the Arts Grants in Painting and Drawing, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio residency. John has been in numerous exhibitions abroad, including The Lab (Ireland), Martin Asbaek Gallery (Denmark), Neue Berliner Raume (Germany), Rodolphe Janssen Gallery (Brussels), the Louhu District Art Museum (Shenzhen, China), TW Fine Art (Australia); and in the US at Pazo Fine Art, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Arkansas Arts Center, Weatherspoon Museum, Ronald Feldman Gallery, Marlborough Gallery, White Columns, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Baltimore, the Wellin Museum, the Queens Museum, and the Tang Museum. His exhibitions have been reviewed in The Washington Post, Bomb Magazine, The New York Times, Artforum, the Village Voice, Art Papers, the Brooklyn Rail, and Art in America. John's works are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Weatherspoon Museum, Hood Museum, Southern Methodist University, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. He teaches and co-chairs the Visual Arts program at Sarah Lawrence College.
April 10, 2023