Duffy O'Connor

Duffy is an artist printmaker based in Chicago.  He specializes in making prints, drawings and paintings that employ realistic imagery and abstract narrative.


  • Grand Valley State University - B.A. in History
  • The University of Iowa - M.F.A. in Printmaking


Drawing, etching, woodcut, screenprint, painting

Areas of focus:

Abstract realism



Exhibition highlights:

  • Harper College Faculty Show - 2018
  • Nowruz traveling exhibition, Chicago, Tehran, Oslo, Milan - 2016-2017

Other interests and inspirations:

Duffy studied history and foreign language as much as he studied art when he was in college. History and language inform his artistic and teaching practices and when he reads, he often chooses to read history.

Duffy's teaching style:

He teaches with the assumption that his students are capable of achieving success in drawing and printmaking. The challenge that he happily takes on is searching for the ways to make that success happen.

Duffy loves EAC because . . .

He enjoys the enthusiasm for learning that the students bring to the classes he teaches. He meets such a wonderful and diverse group of people and his life is richer because of it.

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