Seamus Liam O'Brien

Seamus Liam O'Brien

Minneapolis, MN, United States

About Seamus Liam O'Brien

Mr. O'Brien spent his formative years performing with his family in circuses throughout the United States, including the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus and the Clyde Beatty Cole Bros Circus. When his family retired from the stage and settled in Central Florida, Liam continued to perform, but this time as a costumed character at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

For over ten years Mr. O'Brien worked as a scenic artist and has painted sets and backdrops for various amusement parks, retail stores, and theaters. Select projects include: M&M Museum, Jurassic Park River Ride at Universal Studio's Florida, Houston Grand Opera, and Bergdorf Goodman.

Since arriving in New York Liam has travelled the world working with fine artists as a production manager. Artists include: Takashi Murakami, Mickalene Thomas, and Michael Riedel.


BFA degree in Drawing from The University of Florida
MFA degree in Printmaking from The Ohio State University.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

Sentiment Control. Gallery Blank. Seoul, South Korea (2012)
Wonderful, Flufferful. Atrium Gallery. Albany, NY (2007)
Flufferful. Rebecca Ibel Gallery. Columbus, OH (2006)
New Works. Rebecca Ibel Gallery. Columbus, OH (2005)
Happiness. Hopkins Gallery. Columbus, OH (2004)

Selected Group Exhibitions

Where are they now... 4 Most Gallery. Gainesville, FL (2014)
Fictively Fact. Collar Works Gallery. Troy, NY (2014)
The Intuitionists. The Drawing Center. New York, NY (2014)
Circus. Gallery Project. Ann Arbor, MI (2013)
Inosculation. Urban Arts Space. Columbus, OH (2012)
Vibrant Intersections. 443. New York, NY (2012)
Plastic! Salem Art Works. Salem, NY (2012)
Push, Pull, Play. Target Gallery. Alexandria, VA (2012)
100 x 100. Triangle Arts Association. Brooklyn, NY (2011)
Mixed Up. TNC Gallery. New York, NY (2011)
Can’t Hear the Revolution. Kunsthalle Galapagos Gallery. Brooklyn, NY (2011)
Wish You Were Here. A.I.R. Gallery. Brooklyn, NY (2011)
FAA. Aljira Gallery. Newark, NJ (2011)
Painter x 10. TNC Gallery. New York, NY (2011)
Transform. SHO Gallery. Brooklyn, NY (2010)
Close Up. BAG Gallery. Brooklyn, NY (2010)
DDBM. Cohen Gallery. Reading, PA (2010)
Bay Ridge B.I.D. Storefront Artist Project. Brooklyn, NY (2010)
it is what it is. Cohen Gallery. Reading, PA (2009)
Lost and Found. Cohen Gallery. Reading, PA (2006)
Duck Show. 1539 Gallery. Chicago, IL (2005)
Babes in Toyland II. OAL Gallery. Columbus, OH (2005)
Babes in Toyland. Kuhn Gallery. Marion, OH (2005)
Little Dreams. Sullivant Theatre. Columbus, OH (2005)
Unruled. Kathryn Markel Gallery. New York, NY (2004)
Holiday Show. Rebecca Ibel Gallery. Columbus, OH (2004)
OAL Exhibition. Columbus Museum of Art. Columbus, OH (2004)
Springtime 2004. Rebecca Ibel Gallery. Columbus, OH (2004)
New Works. Hopkins Gallery. Columbus, OH (2004)
OAL Juried Exhibition. Shot Tower Gallery. Columbus, OH (2003)
Printmaking Exhibition. Silver Image Gallery. Columbus, OH (2003)
Drawing Exhibition. Elaine L. Jacob Gallery. Detroit, MI (2003)