Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Elisabeth Condon

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Born in Los Angeles and based in New York City, Elisabeth Condon takes a synesthetic approach to painting landscape, layering references to scroll painting, wallpaper, postwar abstraction, and glam rock aesthetics in spaces both real and fantastic. Formerly Fellow or artist-in-residence at the UCross, Montello, and Morris Graves Foundations, Wave Hill, Carrizozo Colony, National Parks at the Florida Everglades and Grand Canyon, Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai, and Yaddo, in 2020 Condon was Artist in Residence at Tlacopac in Mexico City.

At MacDowell, Condon created an installation with poured acrylic paintings on linen, a series of collages, and a scroll that infused printmaking and sumi-e brush painting techniques with autumn colors. These paintings were exhibited at Lesley Heller Gallery, which represented her before its closure. Prior paintings from the series were exhibited concurrent with Condon's residency in the 2019 solo exhibition "Effulgence" at Emerson Dorsch, Miami. Condon is a 2018 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Program Award.



Elisabeth Condon worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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