Christopher O’Leary is an artist working at the intersections of art, science and the popular imagination. Since 2015, his collaborative installation Black (W)hole was shown at the Williamson Gallery at ArtCenter, UC Santa Cruz, The Pitatch Tikva Museum in Tel Aviv, the Cambridge Science Festival, and was featured in an essay and on the cover of Leonardo Art & Science Journal. He was a recent Visiting Researcher at the UCLA ArtScience Research Center developing his project Cloud Chambers, while partnering with the Carnegie Observatories, the Griffith Observatory, The Smithsonian’s Whipple Observatory, SETI and researchers at CalTech, UCLA and Montana State University. He recently completed the first artist residency at the Carnegie’s Observatories in Chile. Additionally, he has been an artist in residence at the Ucross Foundation, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and Vain Studios in Seattle. His work has been shown in Seattle, Los Angeles, Rome, Istanbul, Torun, Tel Aviv, and Shanghai. Christopher received his MFA from UCLA and a BFA from the University of Washington. He is a professor of photography at Pasadena City College and lives and works in Los Angeles.
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