Hillel O'Leary


Providence, RI, USA
Sculpture, at its best, is three-dimensional philosophy. The rigor of one’s creative practice must
be distilled from the convictions of ones principles and ideals. The time and patience taken with the careful crafting of an object or experience should reflect the commitment of the artist to creating something which exists as their own personal and novel interpretation of the world around them. This interpretation must be made in a language that is both easily understood, and inviting of deeper exploration. It is only then that thought and execution are one, and it is only then that a crafted object can become more than a simple amalgamation of parts and principles. It becomes a symbol. It becomes a lens through which we may view ourselves, and the world around us.

Work Experience

Penn State University


In the course of my duties as an instructor, I have created introductory courses that serve as a foundation of the technical and conceptual concerns of creating thee-dimensional artwork. By addressing a variety of tools, materials, and ideas, I work to equip my students with the ability to solve problems creatively, and create compelling sculpture.
August 2015 - Present United States

Hillel O'Leary


2009 - Present United States

The Wurks

Founding Member

As a founding member of this artist cooperative, I have helped to plan and organize the facility’s shop and studio spaces, participated in numerous large-scale collaborative projects and commissions, and have been part of creating a unique and in-demand resource center for artists in the Northeastern U.S.
January 2010 - Present Rhode Island, United States

The Steel Yard

Lead Artist/Fabricator/Instructor

2012 - Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Providence Children's Museum

Exhibit Technician

2008 - December 2013 Rhode Island, United States

Rhode Island School Of Design

Sculpture Foundry Monitor

2010 - 2011 Providence, Rhode Island, United States


Pennsylvania State University

Master of Fine Arts (in progress)

August 2015 - Present

Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (with Honors)

August 2008 - June 2011 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Suffolk County Community College

Associate of Arts ( with Honors)

September 2006 - June 2008 New York, United States


Carving, Casting, Curation, Design, Exhibition Design, Moldmaking, Painting, Photoshop, Welding, Illustrator, Installation, Metal Fabrication, Sculpture, Woodworking,


Emily Lubanko, “Of Micro and Macro” #24MAG, Issue 6, January 11, 2014.