BRIAN O’MAHONEY is a New Jersey based performance artist and theatre maker pursuing a double major in Theatre Arts & Technology (BA), and Communications & Media (BA) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ. He has studied under Maria Aladren, Louis Wells, Christopher Funkhouser, Andrew Klobucar, Michael Zeugin, Jess K Smith, Jonathan Vandenberg, Pirronne Yousefzadeh, Maha Chehlaoui, and Michelle Rittenhouse. Brian’s work uses the body to investigate mental landscapes, and explores this connection through dance, theatre, video, and performance art.
Brian has participated in the International Summer Residency Program at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, in Water Mill, NY (2013 & 2014). While there, Brian worked with avant-garde theatre director and designer, Robert Wilson, as well as Greek director/choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou, fine art body painter Trina Merry (USA), costume designer Tereza Kopeka (Czech Rep.), visual artist Sung Ah Han (South Korea/France), and curator Noah Khoshbin (USA). Outside of the Watermill Center, he has worked with director Mei Ann Teo (Singapore/USA), director Jess K Smith, (USA), storyteller Wesley K Andrews, well as Russian designer and director Andrey Bartenev for his 2013 installation “Bubbles of Hope”, shown as a part of the DUMBO Arts Festival.
Brian’s work has been shown at The Watermill Center (Water Mill, NY), Rutgers University (Newark, NJ), The Hub of New Music & Arts (Newark, NJ), New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, NJ), Middlesex County College (Edison, NJ), private residences, and public spaces.