John David O’Brien (Los Angeles, CA) has an MFA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, with an emphasis in 3D work, an AA.BB. degree from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome, in drawing and decorative arts, a Magistero degree from the Istituto Statale D’Arte di Urbino, Urbino, Italy, for printmaking and was qualified as a Master Printer by the Calcografia Nazionale (National Etching Institute) in Rome. He was the recipient of a California Community Foundation Artist Fellowship, City of Los Angeles Artist Grant and Fulbright Research Grant. He has had solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York and Rome among other locations, in venues ranging from commercial galleries to artist-run spaces and non-profit institutions. He currently teaches at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.