Nicholas O'Brien

Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Technology

Nicholas O'Brien

School: College of Arts and Letters

Building: Peirce

Room: 217

Phone: (201) 216-3734

Fax: (201) 216-8245



Contemporary Art 3D Animation and Modeling Video Game Development, Production, and Analysis Net Art Curatorial Practices

Institutional Service
  • Junior Faculty Board of Representatives Member
  • College of Arts and Letters Master Plan Member
  • College of Art and Letters Student Awards Committee Chair
  • College of Arts and Letters Curriculum Committee Member
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee Member
Professional Service
  • Movement and Computing Community Reviewer
  • Living Room Light Exchange NY Co-Host
  • IEEE — Games, Entertainment, Media Conference Co-Chair
  • Games For Change Nominating Juror
Professional Societies
  • CAA – College Art Association Member
Selected Publications
Conference Proceeding
  1. Accepted Conference Proceeding – O'Brien, N. (2018). On Essay Games: The Diary, The Documentary, and the Satire in Independent Video Games. Association for Computers and the Humanities.
Exhibition Introduction
  1. Accepted Exhibition Introduction – O'Brien, N. (2019). Please, Come Take my Hand. Brooklyn, NY: Valarie Amend.
Magazine/Trade Publication
  1. Published Magazine/Trade Publication – O'Brien, N. (2020). A Dance of Death in the Realm of Land Art. New York, NY: ArtNEWS.
  2. Published Magazine/Trade Publication – O'Brien, N. (2020). Media Artists Confront an Old Problem: Museums Lacking Technical Savvy. New York, NY: ArtNEWS.
  3. Published Magazine/Trade Publication – O'Brien, N. (2020). HANDMADE VISUALS IN VIDEO GAMES CAN SIGNAL A DIFFERENT KIND OF PLAY. New York, NY: ArtNEWS.