Robyn O’Neil

Artadia Awardee

Robyn O’Neil (b. 1977, Omaha, NE) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. O’Neil has been the featured artist in several solo museum exhibitions, including a show of her most important works to date at The Des Moines Art Center in 2010, the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and a solo museum exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas, which traveled to the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA.

Her work was also included in the highly anticipated exhibition Dargerism at The American Folk Art Museum, featuring Henry Darger’s influence on contemporary art. O’Neil has been included in numerous acclaimed group exhibitions throughout the US and internationally. Some of the venues that she has exhibited include the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL; American University Museum in Washington, Washington, DC; and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tampa, FL. O’Neil has had gallery shows cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Paris, Copenhagen, Shanghai, NYC, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and Seattle.

She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2008 and the Hunting Prize in 2009. Her work is represented by Praz-Delavellade Gallery in Paris, France; Susan Inglett Gallery in New York, NY; and Talley Dunn in Dallas, TX. She also received a grant from the Irish Film Board to make an animated short conceived of at Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School. The film, WE, THE MASSES, won several awards at film festivals throughout the country.