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Andrew O’Connor is a visual artist and a Digital Media Specialist for The MacPherson Institute at McMaster University. Born in Hamilton, O’Connor is a co-founder, curator and resident artist of local DIY artspace Hamilton Audio Visual Node (HAVN), and OPTICKS - a monthly sessional projection/light art initiative open to all skill levels. O’Connor has performed and exhibited his work in screenings, solo and group exhibitions throughout North America and Europe, including Akc Medika, Croatia; Tangent Gallery, Detroit; Zeidler Hall, Alberta; and Nuit Blanche 2015 at Artscape Youngscape, Toronto. He is a recipient of the Media Artist Creation Project grant from Ontario Arts Council, as well as two City of Hamilton Arts Awards for Media Arts and Arts Administration.

AFFILIATIONS                             

HAVN
OPTICKS
FACTORY MEDIA CENTRE
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EDUCATION
  • 2014: Computer Animation • Ontario College Graduate Certificate, Sheridan College
  • 2012: Combined HBA, Multimedia & Studio Art • McMaster University

AWARDS & HONOURS
  • 2017: Media Arts (Emerging Artist) • City of Hamilton Arts Awards
  • 2017: Creation & Presentation, City Enrichment Fund (HAVN collective) • City of Hamilton
  • 2015: Arts Administration (Emerging Artist) • City of Hamilton Arts Awards
  • 2015: Media Artist Creation Project Grant (w/ Amanda Dudnik)• Ontario Arts Council
  • 2015: Exhibition Assistance Grant (Visual Arts and Craft) • Ontario Arts Council, Immigrant Culture and Art Association (Recommender)
  • 2010: McMaster University Scholarship

SKILLS
  • 3D: Maya, Houdini, Unity, V-Ray
  • Web: HTML, CSS, WordPress, Joomla!, MailChimp
  • Graphic: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, iBooks Author, Articulate Storyline
  • Video: Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, DaVinci Resolve
  • Audio: Ableton Live, Audition, Cubase, Audacity
  • VJ/Installation: Resolume Arena, Lumen, MadMapper, MaxMSP, TouchDesigner
  • Office: Word, PowerPoint, Keynote, Excel

EMPLOYMENT 
  • Dec. 2014 - Present: Digital Media Specialist • McMaster University
  • Aug. 2014 - Jan. 2015: Web & Visual Designer • Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
  • June 2014 - Jan. 2015: Webmaster • Factory Media Centre
  • June 2014 - Sept. 2014: Arts Apprentice • Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
  • Aug. 2012 - Aug. 2013: Graphic Designer & Communications Assistant • Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance; Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jan. 2012 - Apr. 2012: Marketing & Graphic Design • Student Accessibility Services, McMaster U.
  • Jan. 2012 - Apr. 2012: Teaching Assistant - Intro. to Printmaking II • Dept. of Communication Studies & Multimedia, McMaster U.
  • Sept. 2011 - Dec. 2012: Teaching Assistant - Intro. to Vector Graphics • Dept. of Communication Studies & Multimedia, McMaster U.

VOLUNTEERED EXPERIENCE 
  • Jan. 2017 - Present: Arts Programming & Development Committee • Factory Media Centre
  • May 2012 - Present: Co-founder, Curator • HAVN (Hamilton Audio Visual Node)
  • Oct. 2016 - Present: Co-founder, Program Coordinator & Resident Artist • OPTICKS
  • Aug. 2015 - June 2016: Video Artist & Performer • Dreamwalker Dance Company
  • Sept. 2011 - Apr. 2012: Co-Director of Advertising & Design • CSMM Student Society
  • Sept. 2010 - Apr. 2012: Live Coder, Researcher • Cybernetic Orchestra

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2015: Through the Eyes of the Machine • Factory Media Centre
  • 2015: Coda • Hamilton Public Library (Central Branch)
  • 2013: In Transit • DeFacto Gallery

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
  • 2017: //MOVE • Ontario Architects Association (HQ). Toronto, ON
  • 2017: OPTICKS presents “A Portrait of Hamilton’s East Mountain” • HAVN. Hamilton, ON
  • 2016: Layers • Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI
  • 2016: ‘fu:bar • Akc Medika. Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2016: Collagism: A Survey of Contemporary Collage •Museum Strathroy-Caradoc. Strathroy, ON
  • 2016: Lost Futures • Hundred Dollar Gallery. Hamilton, ON
  • 2015: Fugue (w/ 7 ± 2 collective) • Artscape Youngscape (Scotiabank Nuit Blanche). Toronto, ON
  • 2015: Broken Simulacrum (w/ Amy McIntosh) • Centre3, Hamilton, ON
  • 2015: HBSA Architecture Crawl After Party • Stelco Tower. Hamilton, ON
  • 2014: Regeneration • Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. Hamilton, ON
  • 2013: The Darkroom 2.0 • Gallery 918. Toronto, ON
  • 2012: City Voices • Factory Media Centre. Hamilton, ON
  • 2012: Manifest • HAVN. Hamilton, ON
  • 2011: Revenant • 126/128 James St. N. Hamilton, ON
  • 2011: Encounters • McMaster Museum of Art. Hamilton, ON

SELECTED LIVE VIDEO PERFORMANCES
  • 2017: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra ~environment design & VJ • Hamilton Place Theatre
  • 2017: Outpost ~ w/  LeeLee Mishi, synapps, Mandala Ataksak & Jonah K  • Giftshop Gallery
  • 2017: Mallgrab & Sexton  • Sous Bas. Hamilton, ON
  • 2017: Marie Davidson, CL, Jeremy Greenspan • Sous Bas. Hamilton, ON
  • 2017: Series 10dB Presents: Illitry & APOC • LIVELab. Hamilton, ON
  • 2017: Eschaton, YlangYlang • Silence. Guelph, ON
  • 2016: Persons, Hutchie, Eccinaccea, YlangYlang ~stage design & VJ • La Vitrola. Montreal, QC
  • 2016: WTCHS, Flesh Rag, Whoop-Szo ~stage design & VJ • Sector B. Hamilton, ON
  • 2016: Work In Progress Presents: Temple Rave • 76a. Toronto, ON
  • 2016: It's Not U It's Me: Orphx (LP Release Show) • Soybomb HQ. Toronto, ON
  • 2016: MNDSGN, Elaquent, Motem • This Ain't Hollywood. Hamilton, ON
  • 2016: Parentheses (Fringe Festival) • Factory Media Centre. Hamilton, ON
  • 2016: Strangewaves Music & Art Festival • Paris Fairgrounds. Paris, ON
  • 2016: Junction Summer Solstice Festival • The Junction District. Toronto, ON
  • 2016: Hamilton Arts Week • Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex. Hamilton, ON
  • 2016: The Burlington Shebang • Burlington Performing Arts Centre
  • 2015: Steeling Fashion ~multimedia fashion show • Spice Factory. Hamilton, ON
  • 2015: Capacitance ~improv. performance w Andrea Nann, Lori Freeman • Movement 42. Guelph, ON
  • 2015: Reflective/Vulnerable • The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
  • 2015: ZULA Presents: Tatsuya Nakatani & Brick Quartet • HAVN. Hamilton, ON
  • 2015: MOCKY, Haolin Munk • HAVN. Hamilton, ON
  • 2014: 09/14 Tour - w/ Eschaton • Gallery 101, Ottawa; Breasserie Beaubien, Montreal; The Artel, Kingston; Silence, Guelph; Ratio, Toronto

SCREENINGS
  • 2016: Gotta Minute Film Festival • Edmonton, AB
  • 2016: Photophobia: Contemporary Moving Image Festival • Hamilton Artists Inc.
  • 2015: Descent • Oakville Festival of Films & Art. Oakville, ON
  • 2012: Lair/Layer II • Temporary Projects. Hamilton, ON

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