Jason O'Brien
Jason O'Brien

Life is a Canvas, Art is my imprint.

Jason O’Brien is a Toronto based visual Artist working primarily in acrylic and mixed-media on canvas. His paintings explore the emotional journeys of the human condition and the transcendent-spirit that elevates us through hardship. Jason invites the viewer in to an intimate dialogue with his work as they look for parts of themselves in is paintings through the strong emotional undertones that become comfortably familiar to his viewers. His inspiration comes from wanting to tell a story without words, but through his figurative and abstract interpretations taking the viewer on a personal journey through his intimate meditations of what he describes as being Beautifully Human. Explore Jason’s canvases and allow his work to leave it's imprint on you.

Jason O'Brien

Exhibits and Events

  • April 2018 International Multi-Art Event Project, Monaco
  • Sep 2011 DUO Presents – Do U Original, Twist Gallery, Toronto
  • Jul 2010 From The Soul, The R.O.M (Royal Ontario Museum), Toronto
  • Sep 2009 SHE, presented by JMK Art Collective, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
  • Jul 2009 Beyond The Rhythm, The R.O.M (Royal Ontario Museum), Toronto
  • Feb 2009 O‐NINE, presented by JMK Art Collective, Trane Studio, Toronto
  • Sep 2008 SIGNATURE, presented by JMK Art Collective, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
  • Jul 2008 Roots to Rhythm, The R.O.M (Royal Ontario Museum), Toronto
  • Nov 2007 INSPIRED, presented by JMK Art Collective, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
  • Jul 2007 MASK, Blue Dot Gallery, Toronto
  • Feb 2007 Artuary Art Show, Toronto
  • Nov 2006 Colour Blind, Toronto
  • Feb 2006 Artuary Art Show, Toronto
  • Jun 2003 Power of Expression Art Auction, Toronto; Acknowledged as a “Emerging Artist”
  • Nov 2002 Power of Expression Art Auction, Toronto
  • Jul 2001 “BLACK” the Bantu Art show, Toronto
  • Apr 2001 Power of Expression Art Auction, Toronto
  • Feb 2001 Human Rights Commission Through Art
  • Feb 2001 Society of African Canadian Artists (S.A.C.A.), Juried Exhibition, Toronto
  • Oct 2000 “The Love Within” Artistic Fund Raiser, Toronto
  • May 2000 “Power of Expression” Art Auction, Toronto
  • Oct 1999 Black Reel Awards, Toronto
  • May 1999 Power of Expression Art Auction, Toronto

Publications / Media

Sept 2016 - QUEEN SUGAR (TV Series) - “Rainbow” and “Black Cotton” have been featured on the set of the popular hit TV drama series Queen Sugar produced by Oprah Winfrey and Ava DeVernay. Since its appearance on television they have risen to great popularity and are sought after by art lovers everywhere to add to their collection.