Piper O’Neill

Piper O'Neill Portrait

Piper O’Neill received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Experimental Animation from Parsons School of Design in New York City, and a Masters of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington. She continues her art studies through advanced coursework at the University of Cambridge and the University of Arts London in the United Kingdom. As a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recipient, Piper uses her work to explore themes of nostalgia and inherited histories. Represented by Winston Wächter Fine Art in Seattle and Friesen Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho, her 2014 solo exhibition at Winston Wächter was reviewed by Art in America magazine and featured on the cover of The Stranger newspaper.

Cowboy night duty

Lone Stranger (Inflated), 2014

Vinyl-Coated Nylon

For this outdoor exhibition on a busy and vibrant college campus, Piper has taken the concept of reassigning meaning of the detritus of past days, to a very large scale. She has constructed a 28-foot-tall inflated Lone Stranger cowboy. It perches on the campus edge – a crowd wrangler on an epic scale.

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