Patrick Killoran was born in 1972 and raised in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. In 1995, he graduated with a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Eschewing a graduate degree, Killoran chose to move to New York City eager to resolve whether making art professionally was in the offing. He soon gained recognition for projects that intervened in public space and challenged the parameters of the traditional gallery exhibition. Since then, his work is known for a practice that is located in the critical interstices of capitalism. Over the years, his consistent exploration of how consumerism shapes perception has come to exemplify how art may be utilized to make visible these unconscious relations.
Killoran has presented solo projects at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (2000); Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (2002); Studio 10 Brooklyn, NY (2014 and 2018); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2000, 2002, 2006 and 2016); and at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (2010-2020). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the reopening of MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY (1997); Biennale of Sydney, Australia (1998); EVA , Limerick, Ireland (2005); Queens International at the Queens Museum, Queens, NY (2018); and Cul-de-sac at Cathouse Proper Brookly, NYn (2022).
Killoran lives and works in Queens, NY.
Bio and website updated as of 2023.