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ELISABETH CONDON is an American painter whose extensive body of work features spills of poured paint as a central compositional landmark. Envisioning landscape as layers of materiality and illusion, Condon combines disparate paint applications and materials to re-interpret Chinese principles of balance for an information-saturated world. Inspired by sources such as her mother's fabrics and wallpapers, 1970s glam rock clubs, Yuan Dynasty scrolls and places lived or traveled, Condon paints 'synthetic spaces where nature and décor intersect.'
The artist residencies Carrizozo Colony, Montello andUCross Foundations (2018); Wave Hill Winter Workspace (2017); Artist in Residence in the Everglades (2016); Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai and Morris Graves Foundation (2014); Grand Canyon National Park and Wupatki National Monument (2013); Yaddo (2010, 2007); Fountainhead (2010); Red Gate International Artist Residency (2005); Stock 20 International Artist Residency, Taiwan (2005, 2004); Triangle France (1999); and Shave International Artist Workshop, Somerset, UK (1997) create a repository of associations and experiences that reverberate through Condon's work.
Condon received the 2015 New York PULSE Prize, a New York Studio School Mercedes Matter award, a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Florida Individual Artist Grant and numerous university grants. She held tenure at the University of South Florida from 2003 through 2014. Condon's work is held in the public collections of the United States Foundation of Art in Embassies Program (Beijing), Perez Museum Miami, Tampa Museum of Art and JP Morgan Chase Collection, among others.