Art Beat: Kelly O’Connor Art

by | Mar 1, 2022 | ArtBeat, March/April 2022 | 0 comments

Kelly O’Connor Art

Photography By Buff Strickland

Kelly O’Connor is a contemporary artist who works in collage and installation-based works. She studied at San Antonio College (2000-2002), abroad at Santa Chiara in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy (2003), and collections care at Mount Carroll Historic Preservation Center (2010-2012). O’Connor completed an internship at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX, specializing in art conservation. She received a BFA in Studio Art in 2005 at the University of Texas at Austin and an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2020. 

O’Connor has exhibited at the San Antonio Museum of Art, The McNay in San Antonio, Women and Their Work in Austin, and the Blaffer Museum in Houston. She has been included in juried exhibitions such as the Texas Biennial (2007 & 2013) and New American Paintings (2013). Her work is part of the following permanent collections: Ford Foundation NY, The McNay, and the City of San Antonio. 

Kelly O’Connor has been a long-time figure at the Linda Pace Foundation. She began her career with the Foundation in 2006 as an artist and philanthropist and was Linda Pace’s Studio Assistant and the Registrar of her permanent art collection. Currently, she is the Head of Collections and Communications for the Foundation’s new identity, Ruby City, a contemporary art center designed by Sir David Adjaye.

Instagram @kellyoconnor_art


Work available for purchase in San Antonio at Feliz Modern.

Represented by David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX


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