Ian Patrick O’Connor is a Miami based artist primarily working with large format photography. O’Connor was born in Hollywood, Florida in 1982 and raised in the Florida Keys.
He studied photography at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale before launching his career as a photographer documenting professional skateboarders. O’Connor traveled extensively over a decade working as a staff photographer for various magazines, and brands within the skateboard industry.
In 2010, O’Connor moved to Santiago de Chile. During this transition period he began to explore the camera as a medium for artistic expression and creating work that resonated with him personally.
Upon returning to Miami in 2015, O’Connor committed to working exclusively with a large format 4x5 film camera. Utilizing techniques from Minimalism he started to experiment with esoteric ideas of color and art therapy. The primary objective of his work is to grant the viewer a calming pause from the overstimulated modern world and to evoke an overall sense of well being.
2001 Fort Lauderdale Art Institute Diploma in Photography
Present + Transcend Solo Show, SoHo House Miami Beach 2021
Transcend Solo Show, Momentum Fine Art Miami March 202O (click to view show)
Fish out of Water Group Show, Miami Beach 2019
The Riding Modern Art Group show
Mudam, Museum of Luxembourg Luxembourg 2015
Saint Croix Museum Poitiers France 2016
Les Abattoirs Museum Toulouse France 2016
Espai d´Art Contemporani de Castelló Spain 2017
BPS22 Charleroi Belgium September 2017
Common Ground Group Show, Greenpoint Gallery Brooklyn 2013
Creemos en la Comunicación Group Show, Galería Oops Santiago 2012
43 Group Show, Recess New York 2011
The MIA Program Solo Show, AE District Miami 2010
Leica Store Miami 2017