My artwork deals with memory
by connections and disconnections..
My childhood was troubled.
I’m a multidisciplinary
James O’Donnell has lived and worked in Atlanta for several years where he both teaches and makes art. His work is based on personal experiences mixed with larger philosophical themes, often exploring love, loss, disconnection, and mortality. He was born in Philadelphia but grew up in Florida where he was too far south to be Southern and not south enough to be South Floridian. He received a BA in art education from the University of Florida in 2004, and since then he has taught elementary, middle, and college art and presents regularly both locally and nationally on a number of art education topics. He recently completed an MFA at Georgia State University and his work is included in collections nationally and internationally, exhibited most recently at Art Basel Miami Beach. He may be best known for his poignant and compelling performance Love Letters to the Sea, inspired by growing up with a paranoid schizophrenic parent. He lives with his cat, Baba, who is a good listener.
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