Patrick Killoran: Art in the Public Sphere

Department of Art Fall 2011 Lecture Series

Since the mid-1990s, Patrick Killoran's work has addressed consumerism's effect on conceptions of public space. Much of his work explores the inevitable contradictions that arise with the terms "public space" and "public art," specifically addressing consumer behavior and the products of consumer culture. Killoran's installation, Immergence, was presented at Las Cienegas Projects in Los Angeles in 2009 and at Hyde Park Art Center in 2010. He has also presented solo projects at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut; IKON in Birmingham, England; and SculptureCenter in New York City. Killoran has been included in numerous international exhibitions, including Everyday, the 1998 Biennial of Sydney, Australia; Wanås 2000 at the Wanås Foundation in Sweden; All About Laughter at the Mori Museum in Tokyo; Behind the Green Door at Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York City, and the One on One Festival in London, in both 2010 and 2011. He has attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Art in General's Eastern European Residency Exchange at the Jeleni Studio Program in the Czech Republic, and Civitella Ranieri in Umbertide, Italy. Grants received include Rema Hort Mann Foundation and Penny McCall Foundation. In 2010 Killoran was the artist in residence at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University as a grant recipient of the James B. Pick and Rosalyn M. Laudati Funds for Arts Computing.