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Kent O’Connor (b. 1987) lives and works in Los Angeles. The artist earned his BFA from Maryland Institute of College of Art and his MFA from Yale University School of Art.

Solo exhibitions include Everything All at Once, Mendes Wood DM, New York (2023); Close the Door Behind You, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2021), New Paintings, Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles (2018); Flower Paintings, The Study, New Haven, CT (2017).

Recent group exhibitions include Arcadia and Elsewhere, James Cohan, New York (2024); Papertrail, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2023); Uncanny Interiors, Nicola Vassel, New York (2022); Art Basel Miami Beach, Josh Lilley, Miami (2022); Art Basel Miami Beach, Mendes Wood DM, Miami (2022); Their Private Worlds Contained the Memory of a Painting that has Shapes as Reassuring as the Uncanny Footage of a Sonogram, curated by Sedrick Chisom, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2022); The Scenic Route, 1969 Gallery, New York (2021); It Seems So Long Ago, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2020); Open Air, Tong Art Advisory, East Hampton, NY (2020); Seven Year Itch, Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles (2019); Way Out Now, Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles (2018); Heads/Tails, Next to Nothing, New York (2018); and Oily Doily, BBQ LA, Los Angeles (2016).

In 2017, O’Connor was awarded the Dumfries House Fellowship at the Royal Drawing School in Ayrshire, Scotland.