Aramis O’Reilly received both his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in painting from FIU in 1989 and 2001, respectively. He is now an Associate Professor Senior at the New World School of the Arts where he is also the head of the college’s painting and drawing programs. He has shown internationally in both solo and group exhibitions for many years, his work is part of numerous public collections, and he has been commissioned for public art projects.
Aramis’s work has been an exercise in creating moments that describe the play between the acts of creation and the deeper forces of design with purpose. His recent body of work represents nature in a veil of abstraction and attempts to express the exuberance of life. Some of his paintings will be exhibited in the Paint City alumni show this Friday at FIU’s CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios.