William J. O’Brien (b. 1975) is a Chicago-based artist. His work is influenced and inspired by Outsider Art and primative forms. Select recent group exhibitions include Wild Style: Exhibition of Figurative Art at Peres Projects, THIRTY NINE YEARS at Susanne Hilbery Gallery, and Surrealism: The Conjured Life at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. His work is held in private collections of the Miami Art Museum, Hara Museum of Art, Japan, The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and Pérez Art Museum Miami. O’Brien is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery.