Jane O'Hara

Jane O’Hara has mounted solo exhibitions at the South Rotunda Gallery, Hynes Convention Center, Boston and Gallery 55 in Natick, MA. Selected group exhibition venues include Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC; Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT and William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

In 2014 O'Hara curated the exhibit Beasts of Burden in Boston where she joined 12 artists using the animal as subject.

Working in Little Compton, RI and West Palm, FL, O’Hara lives with painter Gedas Paskauskas.

"O'Hara subverts conventional approaches to art based on animals... She creates a distinctive sort of animal portrait by combining realistic and vaguely surreal elements. Her subjects look anatomically correct but subtly convey feelings of foreboding, vulnerability and solitude."
- Chris Bergeron of the MetroWest Daily News


solo exhibitions

2012Consider the Beast South Rotunda Gallery, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
2009Animal Attraction Gallery 55, Natick, MA
2006Jane O'Hara Recent Work Columbus Athletic Club Gallery, Boston, MA

selected group exhibitions

2016Fridge Art Fair Miami Beach, The Betsy, Miami, FL
CRAZY CAT LADIES, The Animal Museum, Los Angeles, CA
SALON SHOW, The William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2015BUNNYMANIA, Wilding Cran Gallery and Chungking Studio, Los Angeles, CA
SALON SHOW, The William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2014CONVERGENCE, Boston University, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
SALON SHOW, The William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA
ANIMALIA, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
BEASTS OF BURDEN (curator and exhibitor), Unbound Visual Arts + New Art Center at Harvard Education Portal, Boston, MA
THE ART OF COMPASSION, Freight + Volume, for Mercy For Animals, NYC, New York
2013Salon Show, The William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2012Small Works Show Gallery 55, Natick, Ma
Strathmore Unleashed! Strathmore Fine Art, Bethesda, MD
2011THE BEAUTY of THE BEAST; the Animal as Muse Gallery Della-Piana, Wenham, MA
2010Unleashed McGowan Fine Art, Concord NH
Annual Dog Show Mascot Studio, NYC, NY
MCCA at BCEC Fenway Artists Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston MA
Art Focus Cell Signaling Technology, Danvers MA
2009Fenway Artists, Now and Then Vose Gallery, Boston, MA
Holiday Exhibit Central Village Art Gallery, Westport, MA
Gone to the Dogs Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
Art Focus New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA
10th Annual Dog Show Mascot Studio, NY, NY
2008Best in Show Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA
Just Dogs La Motta Fine Art, Hartford, CT
2007New Work Red Dot Gallery, Lower Mills, Dorchester, MA
New Works from Fenway Studios at Massport Logan Airport, Boston, MA
2006Boston Open Studio The Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, City Hall, Boston, MA
2004Members Juried Show Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, MA
It's a Small World II Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
2003Centennial Exhibition Vose Gallery, Boston, MA
2002Artists on Holiday Vose Gallery, Boston, MA
1976 – PresentCommissioned artworks and portraits


The Artivists, Compassionate Living Mmagazine, April 26, 2012

Compromise, Artscope emagazine, April 26, 2012

Animal House, Herald News, January, 2010

Animal Attraction, MetroWest Daily News, July, 2009

Studio spotlight: Jane O'Hara, Dog Art Today, March, 2009

Sitting Pretty on the Leash, Boston Globe, January, 2009

Just Dogs at La Motta Fine Art, Dog Art Today, August, 2008


Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) from New Art Center, Newton MA: curated exhibit Beasts of Burden at Harvard Allston Ed Portal Galleries presented by Unbound Visual Arts, 2014

Courage of Conscience Award: The Peace Abbey, an interfaith organization committed to the study and practice of nonviolence, honors individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves through humanitarian causes and peace and social justice activism, April 2015


Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, BFA, 1978