Born in New Orleans in 1985, Flynn O'Brien spent a majority of his childhood in California's Bay Area before moving to Long Beach, CA to obtain an undergraduate degree in photography from California State University, Long Beach in 2007. After traveling and making art extensively throughout the United States and Europe, Flynn moved back to New Orleans in 2010 to attend Tulane University, where he received his MFA in Studio Art. After two years of making and exhibiting work throughout Louisiana, Flynn moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area where he continues to work in the art field.



2012 MFA Digital Media, Tulane University
2007 BFA Photography, California State University Long Beach

Selected Curatorial Projects


"A Portrait of Sonoma" Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
"Between Nature and Technology" Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA


"PopUp Sculpture" Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
"PopUp Processing" Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA


"Video PopUp" Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA


"BYOB New Orleans" Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

"Experience Through Process" Carroll Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Selected Group Exhibitions

"Digital Mixed Media" Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA
"NOLA NOW: Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape" Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
"Fresh Perspectives" Octavia Gallery, New Orleans, LA

"Special Ellipse" The Front, New Orleans, LA
"BYOB: NEW ORLEANS" Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
"Paint by Number" We Artspace, Oakland, CA
"Louisiana Purchase: National Biennial" LA Tech University, Ruston, LA
" 25th Annual Nude exhibition" Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

“Watermark” WE art space, Oakland, CA

“Syzygy” The Lab, San Francisco, CA

“It’s Still Life” Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
“Ersatz Group Exhibition” SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

“What Is, Is” Gatov Gallery, Long Beach, CA

“A Passage Beyond” Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China

“Be Careful What You Wish For” Merlino Gallery, Long Beach, CA


2011 School of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant, Tulane University
2011 Merit Fellowship
2006 Milton Norton Arts Grant

Contact // flynnpobrien[at]gmail[dot]com