78 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ located above The Painted Frame

About Us

Second Story Art Gallery is a project of artist Robert O’Connor.  Robert is active in his local community where he works to foster the arts and support cultural development.  He believes Second Story Art Gallery plays an important role in assuring that the arts have a place in his community.   Robert has shown his paintings, prints and videos at Second Story as well as at national and international venues including at New York Studio Gallery.  He is a past president and trustee of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council and Co-Director and Founder of FilmOneFest.  Robert received his MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts (www.VCFA.edu), attended the Art Students League of New York where he received the prestigious Edward McDowell grant, the National Academy of Design and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (bachelors and masters degrees in Civil Engineering).

Robert is also a musician and composer.  He is currently studying composition at the Evening Division of the Juilliard School in NYC.  His compositions can be heard on his Sound Cloud Channel.   His visual art work can be seen on his website at robertoconnorart.com.

Robert and Nano

Robert with Italian artist Nano Campeggi @ Second Story Art Gallery, Nov 2013