Hugh O’Donnell

Fine Arts

KHC/CFA Professor, Hugh O'Donnell, on an "Art for the City" field trip to New York City (Spring 2011)

Professor Hugh O'Donnell on an "Art for the City" field trip to New York City (Spring 2011)

Hugh O’Donnell has been Professor of Painting at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts since 1996. He is an internationally recognized artist, exhibiting regularly since 1975 with one-person and group shows. Public venues have included the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY), the Metropolitan Museum (NY), the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art (CA), the Polk Museum of Art (FL), the National Gallery of Australia, the Royal Academy (UK), and the Museum of Modern Art (Japan).

Professor O’Donnell’s exhibitions of work have been extensively reviewed internationally in publications including Art News, the New York Times, Art in America, Modern Painters, and Time magazine. He has received many awards and commissions for painting, digital art, dance set and costume designs, and book design.

Recent site-specific commissions include:

  • Data Command and Farsight, two large-scale, site-specific, digital artworks for the Sensors and Electronic Devices Directorate division at the U.S. Army Research Laboratories in Adelphi, MD.
  • First Light, an illuminated digital mural print installation located at the Photonics Center at Boston University.
  • Circle of Life, ten site-specific mural digital artworks at the New York University Medical Center Cardiovascular Unit.
  • To Tell the Crooked Rose, a painting for the AOL Time Warner Center in New York City.