STATEMENT: "My multidisciplinary work employs ancient symbolism, ritualistic repetition, transformative energy, natural and supernatural systems and the physics of space, material and process. Whether painting, building, creating installation or presenting collaborative projects, my work can be considered medicinal depending on potency, dosage and context. My projects and objects work interactively with nature, media and humanity and much of my art is impermanent, embracing transformation and realizing a full cycle of creation through dissolution. I work to tease harmony out of the tension between, wonder and mindfulness, intention and serendipity, love and release, perspective and power."
Kylin O'Brien is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist. She holds degrees in Philosophy from Vassar, in Tibetan Studies from the School for International Training, and in Art and Design from Leeds in the UK, where she was awarded a part-time lectureship while pursuing her studies. She has participated in exhibitions internationally and has had numerous solo exhibitions, most notably in New York City, with the legendary Hudson of FEATURE INC. She has participated in events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, and the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. Kylin has also created commissioned public work during Art Basel Miami, as part of a large-scale public works project nationwide. Kylin has been seen, featured, and talked about in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Artsy, rxArt, Art in America, The Huffington Post, NPR, Gothamist, Flavorwire, among others. Kylin is also a Black Belt in full-contact karate, a Feng Shui intuitive and an energy healer. She is currently writing the book "Peace on Earth: One Room at Time" expected out in 2022.