On Monhegan Island, Maine - Image by Rachael Eastman

Image by Rachael Eastman

John David O'Shaughnessy - Visual Art in Painting

Copyright © John David O'Shaughnessy


​John is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in painting. He shows his paintings in galleries throughout New England in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont. His work is known for it’s color and intuitive translation of nature and the ocean in particular, he can often be found painting the ocean landscapes directly from life along the coast of Maine. John teaches drawing, painting and printmaking at the Currier Museum of Art. 

John David O’Shaughnessy
Education: 1986 - BFA Painting, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.                                                                           
Independent study - 2011, 2012 with Jon Imber - Stonington Maine

Awards: 1986 -2D Departmental Award
1985 - Art School Associates 2D Award
1984 - David Berger 2D award

Exhibitions:

2018 “Vision Of Place 20 Maine Artists” Thos. Moser, Freeport Maine January 18-April 29.                                      
2018 “A Welcome Diversion” Art3 Manchester NH Oct 30-January 12.                                                                     
2017 “Small Works Holiday Show” Ocean House Gallery, Cape Elizabeth Maine.  Dec.2-Jan.6                                                                        2017 “Shadows & Reflections” Barn Gallery OAA Ogunquit Maine Sept. 13-Oct. 9                                                   
2017 “Art Of Dining” Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum, Historic New England Sept 8-Feb 17 2018.                    
2017 “From Above” Barn Gallery OAA Ogunquit Maine Aug. 9-Sept. 9.                                                                     
2017 “Language of Imagination” Art 3 Gallery Manchester NH May 1st- August 11th.                                               
2017 “Winter Show” Ocean House Gallery, Cape Elizabeth Jan 27-Feb.17.                                                             
2017 “Variations” Marblehead Art Association Feb. 11-March 12                                                                                                             2017 “Faculty Show” Currier Museum Of Art, Manchester NH Jan -March                                                                
2016 “Holiday Show” Ocean House Gallery, Cape Elizabeth Nov.-Dec.                                                              
2016 “Stereo Views Rachael Eastman & John David O’Shaughnessy” Ocean House Gallery June2-June25
2016 “Art Center Faculty Exhibition” Community Gallery Currier Museum Jan 28-April 4th
2015 “Pine Tree STATEment” Engine, Biddeford Maine Dec 5th-January 21st
2015 “Free For All” Space, Portland Maine Dec 2nd-Jan 13th
2015 “Holiday Show!!”Ocean House Gallery and Frame, Cape Elizabeth Maine Nov 27th-Dec 30th
2015 “Pop Up Show” Rachael Eastman, John O’Shaughnessy, Jung Hur, Portland Garage, Portland Maine 2015 2015 “Down By The River” solo- One Mill Plaza, Laconia NH August 1 -31
2015 “Little Windows, A Small Peek” Solo -The Studio, Laconia NH July 6 - August 6
2015 “Paintings by John David O’Shaughnessy” Solo -Igneous, Exeter NH June 15-July 21
2015 “Rumpus Revival” Engine, Biddeford Maine March 27th - April 11
2015 “Art Center Faculty Exhibition” Community Gallery Currier Museum January 28 - April 13
2014 “Faculty Exhibition” Community Gallery Currier Museum January 8th - April 14th
2013 “Currier Art Center Faculty Exhibition” Community Gallery Currier Museum Feb 7- April 1
2012 “Points of View” Art 3 Gallery, Manchester NH Nov 1st - January 25th
2012 “Freedom From Dilution” Studio Place Arts, Barre Vt. Sept 25th - Nov 3rd
2012 “Capturing The Unseen World” AVA Gallery, Lebanon NH August 10th -Sept 7th
2012 “Faculty Exhibition” Community Gallery, Currier Museum of Art Dec 12 -March 1
2011 “Scene/Un-seen” Art3 Gallery, Manchester NH Oct 31st - Jan 30th
2011 “John David O’Shaughnessy” Speaking Volumes, Burlington Vt. February-March
2011 “Art on a Starry Night” Kimball-Jenkins, Concord NH January 20-February 27
2010 “Holiday Faculty Exhibition” Community Gallery Currier Museum of Art December 11 – March 7
2010 "Light & Dark" Art3 Gallery, Manchester, NH Oct 18 – January 14
2010 “Three On The Shore” Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin, Meredith NH July 2 –August 1
2010 “Pears & Pears” Art3 Gallery, Manchester, NH March 1 -April 9
2010 “70th Anniversary Art Center exhibition” Community Gallery Currier Museum December 12 – March 1.          2009 “At The Waters Edge” Art3 Gallery, Manchester, NH June 22 -August 28
2009 “Renaissance Rendezvous” Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin, Meredith NH July 4 – August 2
2009 “Diversions” Art3 Gallery, Manchester, NH April 16 – June 12
2008 “Driven From Abstraction” Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin, Meredith NH August 1– September 13
2008 “Portraits and Personal Imagery: Reduction Relief Prints and Solar Plate Etchings” Open Studio Exhibition, Currier Museum Of Art, Manchester NH June – September 1
2008 “10,000 Machines” Belknap Mill Museum Laconia NH June 10 - June 30
2008 “Museum Reopening Exhibition” Community Gallery Currier Museum of Art March 31- May 31
2007 “The Lakes....A Contemporary Interpretation” Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin August 3- September 29
2007 “Spirit, Vision and Balance” (Solo Exhibit) Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin, Meredith NH May 24 - June 9
2007 "Influenced by the Masters", Art3 Gallery, Manchester, NH April 11- June 8
2007 The Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial 808 Gallery, Boston Ma. February 18 -April 1             
2007 "For the Love of Art" Faculty and Staff Exhibition Currier Downtown, Manchester NH February 8-April 1 

Experience:
2000 to Present - Art Instructor: Drawing, Painting & Printmaking - Currier Museum of Art, Art Center
2008 Open Studio artist-in-residence, Currier Museum Of Art, Manchester, NH 
2008 Wall Drawing Installer for Sol LeWitt’s “Whirls and Twirls” Currier Museum Of Art, Manchester, NH