Michael O’Brien recently joined the Artpace staff as our Building & Events Coordinator.
“I was a student at San Antonio College when Artpace was being built,” he muses, adding that he used to drive by during his breaks to see the 1920s building (once a Hudson automobile dealership) at 445 N. Main Avenue progress into a contemporary art institution that would house a world-renowned artist residency program.
A sculptor—he works primarily with cast bronze—O’Brien spent seven years at a foundry in Bastrop, and continues to create as a practicing artist. “Here at Artpace, I’m looking forward to meeting all the different residents from everywhere,” he says. “And getting back into a high-art setting.”
Since his arrival at Artpace, O’Brien has been working with resident artists Dor Guez (Tel Aviv, Israel), David Benjamin Sherry (Los Angeles, California), and Sarah Sudhoff (San Antonio, Texas), whose exhibitions will be unveiled on Thursday, November 15, at our International Artists-in-Residence Public Opening, including an Artists’ Dialogue moderated by guest curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Director and Chief Curator at the Aspen Art Museum.
Image credit: Photo by Chris Castillo