The Glass Harmonica

1st December 2016 – 7th January 2017

Solo exhibition of painting, animation and lithography at Gallery Baton, Seoul, South Korea.

Two Lithographs from 'A Modest Proposal'

Exhibited as part of the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition

23rd May – 10th August 2017 at the Royal Hibernian Academy

A Modest Proposal

25th February – 10th June 2017 at Cavanacor Gallery

23rd March – 13th April 2017 at Josef Filipp Galerie

2017 marks the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift's birth in 1667.
'A Modest Proposal' celebrates this anniversary with solo exhibitions by David O'Kane
at Cavanacor Gallery in Donegal, Ireland and at the Josef Filipp Galerie in Leipzig, Germany.
The artwork is inspired by the infamous essay, 'A Modest Proposal' by Jonathan Swift,
which was first printed in 1729 by Sarah Harding in Copper Alley, Dublin.
To view the images online select this link.

The entire project was commissioned by Jamie Murphy of the Salvage Press.
All of the lithographs will be included in a special limited edition large scale book.
Printed with the expert assistance of Mick Timmins at Independent Editions
Jessica Traynor has supplied nine new poems in response to the original text.

To read John O'Sullivan's review in the Sunday Times Culture magazine please select ths link


Retrospective exhibition of prints produced in the Studio for Etching (Atelier für Radierung)

10th March – 24th September 2017

Group exhibition of a wide variety of printmaking techniques and painting at the Angerlehner Museum in Thalheim/Wels in Austria.
Artwork by 64 internationally recognised artists from 14 countries are on display including work by artists such as
Rosa Loy, David O'Kane, Vlado Ondrej, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Yehudit Sasportas, Titus Schade, Kristina Schuldt und Matthias Weischer.

Fire Station Artists' Studios

1st October 2014 – 1st August 2017

Artist in residence for a long-term residency (2 years and 9 months) at the Fire Station Artists' Studios

A Melancholy Object

September – October 2017

Solo exhibition of painting and lithography at the Josef Filipp Galerie in Leipzig, Germany