Eóin has long been fascinated with the way we relate to the material world around us. Guided by this interest, he initially focused on sculpture and poetry to explore the physical and emotional connection of person to place, but it was only a matter of time before he developed a love for architecture.
Though born in Providence, Rhode Island, Eóin grew up in rural Pennsylvania. After earning a B.F.A. in Sculpture from Philadelphia's University of the Arts, he went on to receive his M.F.A. from the Yale School of Art, a New England homecoming of sorts, and has been living here in New Haven ever since. In addition to pursuing his sculpture practice, Eóin worked in architectural ornamentation with Kent Bloomer Studio and teaches at the undergraduate level. He loves that his work as a sculptor draws on both the creative and analytical aspects of making, and he brings that strength to architecture, embracing both the material and conceptual sides of any project.
His deep desire to connect art with daily human experiences of built space is what drew him to work at Svigals + Partners. As part of our Art Integration team, Eóin focuses on aspects of projects that incorporate art or ornament as well as stand-alone artworks such as public sculptures. He is passionate about fostering a shared vision and approach to architecturally integrated artwork, and to aid that, has also helped develop a resource manual to help team members design with art in mind.
What You Might Not Know
Eóin and a collaborator friend earned an AIA Faith and Form Award for Religious Sculpture. The sculpture is located at St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Haven.
He and his wife Tracie (also an artist) love going to theater and dance performances. They are fortunate that New Haven has so much wonderful theater to offer