West Nottingham Academy is proud to be partnered with the New York Academy of Art and the renowned artist Eric Fischl for the Eric Fischl ’66 Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program. Each fall, winter, and spring, a visiting graduate of the New York Academy of Art lives and works on campus, teaching classes and working on pieces to exhibit to our community. Students with a greater interest in art can apply for the Aspiring Artists Program, which guarantees one-on-one time with the Artist-in-Residence. This program not only gives students the benefit of working with professional artists, but allows them to witness the dedication that produces great works of contemporary art.
Siobhan O’Connor is the Winter Artist in Residence for the Eric Fischl ’66 Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program. Siobhan is an illustrator, fine artist, and designer originally based in Boston. After receiving a BFA in Illustration at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Siobhan pursued an MFA in Painting at the New York Academy of Art. With both contemporary and classical training and a diverse set of skills for creating an engaging artistic environment, Siobhan has worked in creative educational institutions for the past four years. Siobhan is a figurative painter who uses color to capture the feeling of a moment and whose work visually discusses topics concerning relationships, sexuality, and identity. At WNA, Siobhan is teaching painting and color theory. See more of Siobhan’s work at https://www.siobhanoconnorart.com.