Eilis O’ Connell

Eilis O’Connell (born 1953, Derry, Northern Ireland) is an Irish abstract sculptor. She is known for her free-standing works and wall pieces. O’Connell was educated at the Crawford School of Art, Cork, Ireland and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts, US. She is a founder director of the National Sculpture Factory (Cork); a member of Aosdána and the Royal Hibernian Academy; and a former member of the Arts Council of Ireland. Her honors include the Art & Work Award from Wapping Arts Trust, and Royal Society of Arts Award (1998). O’Connell’s works were displayed at the Biennale de Paris (1982) and the São Paulo Art Biennial (1985).