b. 1957 Kilkenny, Ireland
Patrick O’Reilly previously an entrepreneur, became an artist later in life whose personality and humour shines through in his unique bronze sculptures. He often references the animal kingdom to express his fears and sentiments about life, and uses the much-loved light-hearted figure of the bronze Teddy Bear to explore these darker issues. Monumental large scale public sculptures of O’Reilly’s can be found all over the world including the fifty-foot-high ‘Rockets’ in Dublin, a Strolling Bear in Paris and a bear wearing a tutu in Cape Town (‘Castle of Goodhope’, 2004) O’Reilly has exhibited widely and has had solo exhibitions in Ireland, the UK, France, Canada and China.
ANTONY DONALDSON, PATRICK O'REILLY, COLIN SELF6 - 20 Dec 2017The Mayor Gallery, London, brings together three renowned artists and long standing friends of the gallery; Antony Donaldson, Patrick O'Reilly and Colin Self in a variance of mediums Painting, Collage...
PATRICK O'REILLYIN SEARCH OF LOST RHYME 3 Apr - 28 May 2004
PATRICK O'REILLYTHE MEN WITH THE POINTY HATS 9 Jul - 7 Sep 2001