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Elisabeth Condon is a painter and scroll aficionado, whose work re-interprets Chinese principles of balance for an information-saturated world. A Los Angeles native now based in New York, Condon was a tenured professor at the University of South Florida, Tampa from 2003-14. Florida's landscape catapulted Condon's memory to 1960s Los Angeles and this unfolding sense of time inspired frequent research trips to China. Condon received the 2015 New York Pulse Prize for the body of work she created during a six-month residency at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai.
Condon's awards and fellowships include the New York Studio School Alumni Association's Mercedes Matter Award, a Hanban Confucius Institute Understanding China Fellowship, a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, a Florida Individual Artist Grant and numerous University research grants. Artist residencies include Wave Hill's Winter Workspace, Florida Everglades (AIRIE), Morris Graves Foundation, Grand Canyon National Park, Wupatki Natiional Monument, Corporation of Yaddo, Fountainhead, and Red Gate.
Condon has exhibited in venues such as the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Shenghua Art Centre, Nanjing, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, Bronx, Hollywood Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC and the Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT. In 2009 her work was featured in a survey exhibition at the Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA, for which a catalog was published. Condon's work is held in public collections including the US Embassy Beijing, Perez Museum Miami, Tampa Museum of Art, the JP Morgan/ Chase Collection and numerous private collections around the world.