O'Connor Art Gallery


The mission of the O’Connor Art Gallery is to present the Dominican University academic community with timely, relevant and focused contemporary art exhibitions that foster critical and thoughtful dialogue across disciplines.  Exhibitions are curated with the student body in mind, as they are meant to introduce students to new and innovative artistic concepts, practices and strategies. Located in Lewis Hall, steps from many of the art department’s studios and classrooms,the gallery is particularly accessible to art students as a space for intimate engagement and reflection. In addition to at least three curated exhibitions per year, the gallery is  the site of an annual juried student show and senior thesis exhibitions. The gallery is located on the fourth floor of Lewis Hall and is open to the public during the academic year. 


Upcoming Exhibition

The Shape of Things

October 25 – December 15, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 25, 4-7 pm

Artist Talk: Wednesday October 25, 3:30 pm

By shaping, cutting, and exposing the canvas, Chicago based artists Patrick Chamberlain, Zoe Nelson, and Allison Reimus are developing a new style of abstract painting. Chamberlain references art history and practices from the 50's and 60's, melding the past to his contemporary painting practice. Nelson cuts and slices into her paintings creating portals into the canvas creating altered perceptions. Reimus's highly tactile shaped canvases explore how painting operates as both object and and idea and the relationship between decoration and function. While initially playful, the artwork in The Shape of Things challenge us to think of contemporary paintings relationship to history, the body, and space.

Curated Andrew Reyes-Burkholder

FREE Admission.

Questions? Contact Andrew ReyesBurkholder, Gallery Director, areyesburkholder@dom.edu


Allison Reimus, Peekaboo

Photo courtesy of the artist


Zoe Nelson, Touching (recto)

Photo courtesy of the artist