Anna O’Sullivan is the Director and Chief Curator of the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny. Prior to joining the Butler Gallery in 2005, O’Sullivan spent over twenty years in New York, first as curator of Performance Art at the avant-garde arts venue Franklin Furnace and then as Director of the Robert Miller Gallery. O’Sullivan has worked with many internationally-renowned artists and artists’ estates to realize projects and exhibitions, written numerous catalogue essays, and published catalogues on many important Irish artists.
In 2013, she was the Commissioner and Curator of the Irish Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale with Richard Mosse as the artist representing Ireland. She has been a visiting lecturer at various third level institutions and served on many artist review panels including the Arts Council and Culture Ireland. O’Sullivan graduated from the National College of Art & Design Dublin and also studied at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.