Elisabeth Condon

Biography

Elisabeth Condon is an American painter who has developed the pour as a central motif in her compositions. Condon's paintings combine disparate paint applications and materials, including glitter, to re-interpret Chinese principles of balance in an information-saturated world. The paintings respond strongly to place and reference scroll painting, vintage wallpaper, nightclubs and other landscapes when evoked. A Los Angeles native, Condon lives and works in New York, NY. She also has a studio in Tampa, FL, where she held tenure at University of South Florida from 2003 to 2014.

Condon received the 2015 New York Pulse Prize for a body of work created on a six-month residency at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai.  She has received a New York Studio School Alumni Association's Mercedes Matter Award, Hanban Confucius Institute Understanding China Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Florida Individual Artist Grant and numerous University research grants. Condon frequently travels for residencies including Wave Hill's 2017 Winter Workspace Program, AIRIE Florida Everglades, Morris Graves Foundation, Grand Canyon National Park, Yaddo, and Fountainhead. Condon's work is held in public collections including US Embassy, Beijing, Perez Museum Miami, Tampa Museum of Art and JP Morgan/ Chase Art Collection, among others.