Joyce Conlon is a painter who uses experimental practices to explore themes of dislocation and loss. Her latest work is a series of abstracts called "Remembered Maps" that are based on memories of places she has lived or spent significant time. "Processing my own grief helped me to recognize the plight of refugees, particularly the Syrians in Europe. In 2016 I had the opportunity to work with displaced Syrians in Greece and to exhibit this work in Prishtina, Kosovo and Tetovo, Macedonia, two places with populations that know what it is to be a refugee."
While in residence at MacDowell she continued work on this series, enlarging the scale of the new work and delving further into the experimental spheres suggested in the earlier iteration through a series of monotypes and paintings.