Emmett O’Criordain, Biography

Emmett is an award-winning artist from New Canaan, CT who trained at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude, after only 2 years of accelerated study. He went on to take several more classes at Parsons School of Design in New York, NY. Emmett also has a BA in history from Boston University and was staff illustrator for Bostonia magazine at the time. He is married and works on his art full-time at his home where he is supervised (often on his shoulder) by a Siamese cat named Fiona and herded when necessary by his Shetland Sheepdog, Sydney.

“Gifts that Give Back”

At the Holiday Gift Show in November of 2013 “Gifts that Give Back”, Emmett made several sales. The cost for a table was a donation to Housatonic Habitat for Humanity. Emmett exhibited his work in the summer at the Darien Rowayton Bank in Darien, CT. He was in “Art for All—3 Danbury Shows” in 2012 as well as the “Member’s Show” of the New Canaan Society for the Arts. In October 2011, Emmett had a Solo Show at the Beardsley Gallery in Wilton, CT. Paintings such as “Three Apples” sold at the show. Other shows include the juried “Spectrum 2011” art show in New Canaan, CT in the Betty Barker Gallery, Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park. Also “Art in the Windows” in downtown New Canaan, CT which had two Emmett O’Criordain paintings in the window of Odesmith & Richards at 3 South Avenue.

Exhibiting Member

As an exhibiting member at Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT. Emmett’s “Orange and Copper” still life won second place for pastels in the “Beyond Brushes” show in Feb., 2011. One of his still life pastels was accepted into the “Mavis Fenner Memorial—All Media Juried Show” that ran through November 7th, 2010.

Emmett O’Criordain exhibited a landscape in the Wilton Library’s tree-themed exhibit in November 2010. He had a pastel in several “Member’s Shows” of the New Canaan Society for the Arts.

Emmett had 4 still lifes on exhibit in the “2009 Spring Show” at Rockwell Art and Framing, which is located in New Canaan, CT. His work is in many private collections.

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