North Shore Studio


Jack O’Sullivan joined the Arts of Life in 2014. A skillful maker, he carefully plans each work and renders them with precision. His ability to memorize  visual source imagery results in representational works that are executed with equal parts exactitude and singularity. O’Sullivan wades through fantasy as he works. This is revealed through emergent themes of science fiction fantasy and foreign locales.

“To memorize and to thinking. Try to see a picture. I have to memorize thinking of possible things. Like a picture of image. Thinking is good. I try to imagine how I am going to draw a picture.”

O’Sullivan works adeptly across mediums and skillfully adapts his approach based on the materials he’s chosen. He works in with intention, fully absorbed in the process. Upon emergence, he revels in the pleasure of seeing the visions in his mind realized on canvas.

“Thinking. It’s the energy. It’s life force energy. It’s a fascinate technology way beyond our own. I remember to see my project of this wonder.”

In June of 2018, O’Sullivan was named “Artist of the Year” at our North Shore studio.

Selected Exhibits

The Other Art Fair

Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL - 2019

Artist of the Year, North Shore Awards Show

Arts of Life, Glenview, IL - 2018

A is for Artist

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL - 2017

U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky's Office

Glenview, IL - 2017