Paul O’Connor is a photographer, video artist, graphic designer and a founder member of The Light Surgeons which create mixed media projections for contemporary dance/music events for many artists from DJ Shadow to David Bowie. He now lives and works from County Sligo where, since completeing the construction of his studio space, he continues to produce video installations, photography, and graphic design projects under the title 'Judo Design'.
He has just completed the design of a photographic book for H.H. The 17th Karmapa in India in association with The Academy of Everything is Possible, Dublin, in which many of his photographs appear. He also has ongoing work with the composer Denis Roche in the “Open Window Project” in St. James’ Hospital, Dublin, which is a permanent multiple video art instalation in the Cancer Isolation Ward.
He continues to design and produce many graphic design projects for Artists/Art bodies and has recently self-published his own book of photography entitled ‘Stills from the Stream’.
Paul has also lectured in photography and projections to both Fine Art and Performing Art Degree Students at the IT Sligo, Ireland.

2007'Visions of Architecture', The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim (2)
2006'Song Birds', Solstice Arts Centre, Navan (2)
2001'Film Night 2001', Meeting House Square, Dublin (2)
2000'Film Night 2000', Meeting House Square, Dublin (2)
1999'Ladies & Gentlemen We are Floating in Space', Meeting House Square, Dublin (2)
1999'Your Everyday Ordinary', Outdoor Images, Temple Bar, Dublin (1)

2008'Passengers', Waterford regional Hospital, Waterford (1)
2007'IONTAS', Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo (1)
2006'Open Window', St. James’s Hospital, Dublin (2)
2006'Open Season', The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim (2)
2006'Articulated', Bargehouse, South Bank, London, UK (1)
2005'Group Show', Waterfront Gallery, Sligo (1)
2005'Landscapes & Figures', London Photographic Awards, London, UK (1)
2005'BAF Open 05', King House, Boyle, Co Roscommon (1)
2005'IONTAS', Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo (1)
2005'Urban Condition', Epoch-Exhibitions, Meeting House Square, Dublin (1)
2002'Currency', The Field Show, Borris, Co. Carlow (1)
2002'Currency', Kilkenny Arts Festival (1)
2002'Currency', Curved St, Dublin (2)
1999'Artists for Kosovo', Meeting House Square, Dublin (1)
1999'Vada 24/7: Space Oddity', Darklight Film Festival, Dublin (1)
1998'The Smell of Puke & Piss on your Stilettos', Freeze, Arthouse, Dublin (1)
1993'The Fourth Biennial', Maastricht (1)

2004'The Salt Cycle', Rex Levitates Dance Co., China/Ireland Cultural Exchange, China (2)
2000'The Salt Cycle', Rex Levitates Dance Co., Ark Stage, Dublin (2)
1999'Peeling Venus', Rex Levitates Dance Co., Ark Stage, Dublin (2)

2002'My Brain Hurts', Saso, Melted Snow Records (2)
2001'Big Group Hug', Saso, Melted Snow Records (2)

2009'The Future is Now', His Holiness the 17th Karmapa - Book published by Hay House Inc, New York.
2007'Architecture', RIAI, July/August, p. 18-29
2007'House', RIAI, Summer edition, p. 19-20
2007'The Sunday Times', 'Home' section, Niall Toner, (10th June), “Hidden Gems”
1999'The Whoseday Book', The Irish Hospice Foundation p. October 13th 2000
1994'ICAD Awards', Dublin p. 19
1994'Urgent Images: The Graphic Language of the Fax', Booth-Clibborn Editions p. 58

2007The Sunday Times, ......
1999The Examiner, Jim Morahan, (23 Dec), “Visual celebration of winter solstice”
1999The Irish Times, Robert O’Byrne, p.6, (23 Dec), “Shedding new light on the solstice at Temple Bar”
1999The Evening Herald, Luke Clancy, pp.24-25, (20 Dec), “Solstice set to brighten city”
1999The Irish Times, Brian Boyd, (18 Dec), “Spacey Art: Ladies and gentlemen we’re floating in space”
1999D-Side, Suzie Coen, no.50, p.53, (Nov), “Dfiners”
1999Graphics International, no.69, pp.55-56, (May), “The Light Surgeons”
1999D-Side, no.39, (Jan), “Light Fantastic”
1997D-Side, no.23, p.25, (June), “Legends in their Lunchtime”

1. Open Submission
2. Commissioned work
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