Tricia O'Neill holds fine arts degrees from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University. Her study of film photography and digital photography at the SMFA has given her a versatile knowledge of both analog and digital photography that serve as the foundation of her work in the field.
O'Neill also studied the art of hand lettering at Butera School of Art and founded the company Signs Unique in 1986. Her years behind the brush painting signs and murals informs her photography, especially the Route 1 work featured in this exhibit.
O'Neill has been elevating the lost art of sign painting to new levels for many years. In 2013 The Rose Kennedy Greenway commissioned O'Neill to paint the 5000 square foot mural designed by Matthew Ritchie for the ICA. She's produced album (CD) covers for the band The DropKick Murphys and, from 2005 to 2010 she was the resident Hand-Letterer (sign painter) at Fenway Park and Fort Meyers Florida for the Boston Red Sox. If you've been to Fenway Park or watched a Red Sox game on television, you've seen her work along with countless millions.
Her photographic work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast, in solo shows, juried shows, group shows and is held in many private collections. She was the 2006 winner of the Stephen D. Paine Award juried by William Stover, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2016 O'Neill garnered another solo exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts.
Tricia O'Neill lives in Gloucester