Born in Dublin Ireland, lives and works in London
2006-08 The London Consortium, MRES: Humanities & Cultural Studies
2002-03 Goldsmiths College, University of London, MA: Photography
1999-02 University of the Arts London, LCF; Upgrade Oxford Brooks BA (HONS): Photography
2012 Return to Normal Part II: Babette, Infernoesque, Berlin.
2012 Return to Normal Part I: Barbara, The Wapping Project,
2012 Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London.
2010 Run Run Run, The Wapping Project, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London.
2009 Immiscibility, School of the Arts Art Commission City University London.
2008 Journeys into a Bright World, Ferreira Projects, London.
AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS
2011 Project Dandelion, City of Wolverhamptom, BSF Art Commission
2010 Laura Ashely Residency, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Short-listed
2009 City University London, School of the Arts Art Commission
2007 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Short-listed
2006 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Short-listed
2003 Cultural Affairs Grant, Canadian High Commission, London
2003 The Art of the Stitch, Embroiders Guild, Student Award
2001 Fujifilm Professional, Student Gold Award
2000 TS2K Photography Award
2012 7th Annual Berlin Biennale, ArtWiki Presentation
2005 International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Narondni Galerie V Praze
2003 Biennial International Contemporary Embroidery, The Art of the Stitch Exhibition
2012 Art Platform – Los Angeles: Co/Lab: Infernoesque
2003 Tangible Art Fair, 33 Portland Place, London.
2013 Four Seasons, ArtEco Gallery, London
2012 T.R.I.A.L. this is a Warning, CosmicMegaBrain, Shoreditch Studios, London.
2012 The Soup Salon, De Walvich Culture Ship, London.
2912 Sculpture Show, Construction Gallery, London.
2012 Secret Screening, Construction Gallery, London.
2011 The Soup Salon, De Walvich Culture Ship, London.
2011 Peeping Tom, Kunsthal KaDe, Amersfoot, Netherlands.
2010 Foodface Travel Solutions, Raw Canvas, Tate Modern, London.
2010 Wall of Light, Standpoint Gallery, London.
2010 Peeping Tom, Vegas Gallery, 45 Vyner Street, London.
2008 Turning the Season, The Wapping Project, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London.
2008 Milk, SE1 Gallery, Crucifix Lane, London.
2008 The Summer Exhibition 2008, The Royal Academy of Arts, London.
2008 Sample, The Print Space, Hoxton, London.
2008 Pure_photography, Ferreira Projects, Hoxton, London.
2007 The Listed Screen, The Surgery, London.
2006 Stop Moving, Photodebut collective and light boxes mobile on the back of a 40-ton truck, Hoxton Square, Elephant and Castle, Brick Lane, London.
2006 Breeding Ground, ATP Gallery, Art in Perpetuity Trust, Creekside, London.
2006 The Sun in Uranus, Offspace Projects, Mare Street, London.
2006 Petites Morts, the Corbett Projects, the Glass House Gallery, 2-3 Bull’s Head Passage, Leadenhall Market.
2005 On the Verge, 4 Corners, Bethnal Green, London.
2005 International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005, Narondni Galerie V Praze
2004 East End Academy, The Whitechapel Gallery, London.
2004 It Went Dark and I Saw, The Well Gallery, London College of Communication
2004 Out and About, Sis Boom Bah, Toronto, Canada.
2004 The Art of the STITCH, Hall Place, London.
2003 Response/ability, The Barge House, The Oxo Tower, London.
2003 Biennial International Contemporary Embroidery, The Art of the Stitch Exhibition, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, UK, The Dutch Textile Museum, Tilburg, the Nertherlands, Hall Place, Kent, UK.
2003 Goldsmith’s MA Interim Show, 291 Gallery, London.
2003 Tangible Art Fair, 33 Portland Place, London.
2003 Out and About, The Century Gallery (ACAVA), London.
2002 Network A.D., The Candid Gallery, London.
2002 Biscuits, Bricks & Beer, The Candid Gallery, London.
2001 Teesedale Photographic Collective, VTO Gallery, London.
2001 Future Map, Chelsea College of Art, London.
2001 Box Fresh: We Are You, Public Life, London.
2000 TS2K Photography, Metro Cinema, London.
2011 Lauren Laverne, Artist Feature: Emer O’Brien, Grazia, 26 April 2011
2011 Sandra Smets, Peeping Tom Review, NRC Handelsblad, 17 March 2011
2011 Miranda Gavin, International Women’s Day Centenary – Female Focus on Photography plus 20, Hotshoe International, March 9 2011
2011 Charlotte Jansen, Run Run Run Review, ArtSlant, January 3 2011
2010 Emer O'Brien: Run Run Run, Time Out, October 2010
2010 Julija Svetlova, Emer O'Brien: Run Run Run, What's in Wapping
2010 David Barrett, Peeping Tom Review, Art Monthly April 2010
2010 Hugo, Art Attack - Peeping Tom Review, Grafik magazine, March 2010
2010 J.J. Charlesworth, Peeping Tom Review, Art Review issue 40, March 2010
2010 Art World, Peeping Tom Review, Feb 2010
2010 Alex Field, Peeping Tom Review, ArtSlant, Feb 2010
2010 Laura K Jones on Peeping Tom at Artnet, Feb 2010
2010 Lucy Boyd, Peeping Tom Review, Fallyrag website, Feb 2010
2010 Amica Lane, Peeping Tom Review, Ameliaʼs Magazine, Feb 2010
2010 Zoe Troughton, Peeping Tom, Murmurart, Feb 2010
2009 Alternative Homes, Time Out, Artist Feature, September 17-23, 2009
2008 The Robert Elms Show, BBC London 94.9 FM, November 18, 2008
2008 Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, BBC Culture Show, BBC2, 2008
2008 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2008,Telegraph Picture Gallery, July 10 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Time Out, Around Town, July 10
2006 Stop Moving – Photodebut, About Life, November 21 2006
2005 On the Verge, Time Out, September 20 – 27, 2005
2005 On the Verge, An artist newsletter, November 2005
2005 Forward Prague, Hot Shoe, issue 137, April/ May 2005
2004 East End Academy, Time Out, July 28 – August 4, 2004
2004 East End Artists, AN artist newsletter, August 4, 2004
2004 Go East, Young Man, The Observer, June 20, 2004
2004 Not the Old East End Knees Up, Evening Standard, June 15, 2004
2004 East End Beats West End Every Time, The Independent on Sunday, June 13
2004 Ten Things You Need to Know about…East End Academy, Time Out, June 9
2004 E is for Art, The Guardian Weekend, June 5, 2004
2004 The Fridge Films, Home Magazine, Issue 4, 2004
2004 The Fridge Films, Dazed and Confused, September 2004
2004 The Fridge Films, Creative Review, The Annual, 2004
2004 Emerging Photodebut, Hot Shoe, issue 132, October/ November 2004
2004 Photodebut, Vogue (Portugal), October 2004
2003 Resonance 104.4 FM, Dec 12, 2003
2003 Show Time: Artist Feature, BIPP, May 2003
2002 Don’t Think Just Shoot, Grafix Magazine, September 2002
2001 A Night for the Ladies: Fujifilm awards, Professional Photographer, August
2001 Girl Power rules in Fuji Student Awards, British Journal of Photography, May
2011 April Kool’s Day: One Photography Series, Various Small Fires, Thierry Ball, London.
2008 Royal Academy Illustrated, Exhibition Catalogue, Royal Academy of Arts, London.
2008 Journeys into a Bright World, Exhibition Catalogue, Ferreira Projects London.
2006 Impossible City, The Drawbridge, Issue Two/Summer 2006.
2005 International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005, Exhibition Catalogue, Narondni Galerie V Praze, Praze.
2004 East Academy, Exhibition Catalogue, The Whitechapel Gallery, London.
2003 Biennial International Contemporary Embroidery, The Art of the Stitch Exhibition Catalogue, Embroiders’ Guild Enterprises Ltd., Hampton Court Palace, Surrey.
2003 Out and About, Forward by Ian Jeffery, Exhibition Catalogue, Canadian High Commission, London.
2002 Don’t Think Just Shoot, Booth-Clibborn, London.
2001 Future Map, Exhibition Catalogue, The London Institute, London.