Established by Brian O’Connell and Deirdre O’Dwyer in 2016, Rakish Light operates two lithographic offset presses and other technologies of the reproductive arts. RL publications include artists’ books and editions by its founding partners and other collaborators. All projects are realized in the studio with the technologies and conditions at hand.

Rakish Light has two agendas:

1. Rakish Light Projects.
Publications and events by RL.

2. Rakish Light Editions.
Rakish Light invites proposals for publications and other ideas.

About the Offset Presses
Rakish Light’s foundational technology is the AB Dick lithographic offset press. We have two, a 350 and a 360, from the last century. They reproduce, through the mutual resistance of water and oil-based ink, images first transferred by the sun onto photosensitive plates.

About the Founders

Brian O’Connell
Brian O’Connell is a multidisciplinary artist who works in technologies both old and new. He has exhibited institutionally and in galleries throughout the US and abroad. Brian has been included in the Hammer Museum’s “Made in L.A.” biennial (2014) and MoMA PS1’s “Greater New York” (2010). He is an assistant professor at USC – Roski School of Art and Design.

Deirdre O’Dwyer
Deirdre O’Dwyer is a Los-Angeles based artist who, when not putting together books, makes paintings using non-traditional materials. Her work has been included in exhibitions internationally, including at Matt’s Gallery, London; The Poor Farm, Wisconsin; Human Resources, LA; Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago; and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, where she was the recipient of a Starr Fellowship.


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