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Oliver McIrwin: from his solo show at ACE gallery straight out of school, to an exodus from the art world for a career in engineering, and everything in between.

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                             Self-Repairing Table (1999)                                                 I'm Never Going Home (1999)

As an engineer, Oliver has worked for WET Design, the company that made the fountains of the Bellagio, and is now doing electrical engineering for a 3d printing company called Solid Concepts.

Here are videos of some of his work:

Short Teaser for Aquaculture exhibit at Aran Cravey Gallery

Plant That Dances To The Macarena At Statlter Waldorf Gallery

His MFA exhibition:


 Past Episodes

 The Conversation 3-Way, Episode 5: Language in Art, Hypertext, and Funny money, with Alexandra Grant and Susan Silton

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Susan Silton: "in everything there is a trace," installation, 2013         Alexandra Grant, "Self (I was born to love not to hate)" 2012  


 The Conversation 3-Way, Episode 4: Monday-morning quarterbacking with Philip Martin and Aaron Morse


Aaron Morse and Philip Martin in 2003; the gallery facade.                                                          


  Etiquette expert and painter Lizzie Post answers questions about Art World etiquette




The Conversation 3-Way, Episode 3: Art & Therapy, with Jen Collins and Julian Hoeber





New York Update- with Jillian Steinhauer of Hyperallergic


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Jillian and Michael talk about: Jay Z's Picasso Baby (here's Klaus Biesenbach on the event/video); the Marina Abramovic Institute and the brand that is Marina (here's Hyperallergic's take on Marina Abramovic and branding); James Turrell shows at the Guggenheim and LACMA; and Free Cooper Union--the student protests (here's an article on Cooper Union's protests that Jillian recommends)



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